Obituary Details

Torborg Skataw Thompson

(09/04/1853 - 07/09/1925)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 07/16/1925


Mrs. Torborg Skataw Thompson Passes Away at Lusk Home Last Thursday

Was One of Niobrara's Pioneers; Interment Made at Kirtley Cemetery Saturday Afternoon

After an illness of more than a year Mrs. Torborg Thompson passed away at her home in Lusk last Thursday evening July 9, 1925, at nine o'clock, at the age of 71 years.

Mrs. Thompson was one of the pioneers of Niobrara county, settling at Kirtley with her husband and family many years ago. Here her family grew to young manhood and womanhood where they were one of the most prominent families of the community. Mrs. Thompson was the mother of eleven children, a fine Christian woman and highly respected by everyone that knew her. 

For a number of years she has made  her home in town and it was here, surrounded by a number of her children that the end came.

Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday afternoon with Reverend Clark officiating. The pall bearers, old-time friends, were E.M. Arnold, J.H. Roy, A.A. Thon, Harry Fancher, John Lohr and J.J. ZumBrunnen. Burial was made in the Kirtley Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her husband and four of her children.

Six of her children have preceded her in death. They were Thomas, Inga, Ole, Bertha, Ben, and Jennie. Those who survive her are two sons, Arthur and Lewis, and three daughters, Miss Thea Thompson, Mrs. Annie Costlow and Mrs. Ethel Taylor.

The Herald-Standard extends to the bereaved its sincere sympathy.

The obituary of Torborg Skataw Thompson will be published next week.


The Lusk Herald-Standard, July 23, 1925

Mrs. Torborg Skasta Thompson was born at Haugesund, Norway, September 4,1853, and came to America in 1881.

She was married to Thomas L. Thompson, September 16,1882 and came to Wyoming in the spring of 1887, locating near Kirtley where the family lived until a few years ago when they moved to Lusk.

Mrs. Thompson passed away at her home here Thursday evening, July 9, 1925, at the age of 71 years.

She leaves to mourn her death two sons, Lewis and Arthur, and three daughters, Mrs. Anna Costlow, Mrs. Ethel Taylor, and Miss Thea Thompson. Six children preceded her in death. They were Thomas, Inga, Ole, Bertha, Ben and Jennie.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon, July 11th, with Reverend Clark officiating . Interment was made in the Kirtley cemetery where her husband and four of her children lie. 

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