Friday, September 30, 2011

Funeral Card Friday - Ella Dillon Thompson

In Remembrance of
Mrs. Ella Dillon Thompson
Born March 4, 1872. Birthplace Scotland, Ill.
Passed Away April 6, 1944
Age 72 years 1 month 2 days
City Champaign State Illinois
Personal History
Father R. E. Dillon
Mother Julia Culley
Wedded to D. W. Thompson
Children Mrs. Vernon L. Strange
To the Loving Memory of
Ella Dillon Thompson
Place of Birth Scotland, Illinois
Date March 4, 1872
Departed Into Rest
Date April 6, 1944
Place Houston, Texas
Age 72 years 1 month 2 days
Nephew Kenneth Scott and Ella (Dillon) Thompson
[Old Photocopy]

Ella's husband, Daniel W Thompson:

Dan Thompson
405 East Vernon Ave., Normal
Birth Place Ames, Iowa
Date of Birth November 29, 1868
Date   April 18th, 1941
Place Bloomington, Illinois
Age 73 years
Married to Ella Dillon
Children Mrs. Julia Strange, Huston, Texas

 Dan Thompson Funeral Monday
     Funeral services for Dan Thompson, 405 East Vernon avenue, Normal, a retired farmer, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Carmody funeral home.  Burial will be in Stewart cemetery at Randolph.
     Mr. Thompson was born near Ames, Ia., Nov. 29, 1868, a son of William and Mary Thompson.  The family came to Illinois in 1869.  Mr. Thompson engaged in farming near Randolph for many years.
     He married Ella Dillon, who survives.  He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Julia Strange of Houston, Tex., a sister, Mrs. Anistis Stewart of Normal, and a brother, George of Randolph.  He was a member of the Masonic order and of the Methodist church.

Thompson Funeral Services Held
     The funeral services for Dan Thompson were held at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Carmody funeral home.  The Rev. R. H. Parker, pastor of the Heyworth Christian church conducted the service.  Mrs. E.A. Jensen and Mrs. Wayne Powell sang, accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Hoppe Olson, organist.
     Pallbearers were William Smith, Hugh Stewart, Frank Custer, Harry Redding, Harry Stewart and Louis Stevenson.  Interment was in Stewart cemetery, Randolph.
     Those present from out of town were Mrs. Julia Strange and Mrs. Bryan Sparks, both of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Frank Williams, Dewey Dawson, Mrs. Helen Russell, Mrs. Eunice Houston and daughter, all of Champaign; Mrs. Helen Tudor, Pekin; Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Graham, Peoria, and Mr. and Mrs. Oral Thrasher of Pittsfield.

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