Friday, June 27, 2008

Christina Larsen Thompson D; 1920

Great Shock to People of This Community.
55 Years of Age. Came Here in 1882.
"Mrs. Tena Thompson is dead." was the shocking news passed around Tuesday afternoon, Dec 7th and it was hard to believe for even those nearest and dearest were given but a few minutes notice that she was seriously ill. Mrs. Thompson met with a slight accident a short time ago at her brother's home and was brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs J.R. Knadle in this village. She seemed to be doing fine but was troubled with pluresy. The lady wrote a letter to a daughter, Mrs Moen on Saturday and was in her usual jovial spirit. Even as late as 11:30 Tuesday she conversed with her brother Tom Larson and others stating that she was feeling better. Calling her daughter at about one o'clock she complained of severe pains in the neck but was able to help herself somewhat and a half hour later she sank into endless sleep.
Christina Thomson was born at Decorah, IA on September 29, 1865 and came to Clark county in 1882 with her parents, Mr and Mrs Daniel Larson, being among the very first to settle in this locality. In 1883 she was united in marriage to Thos. Thompson and resided here ever since. Four children were born to them, Mrs C.E. Moller, Nortonville ND; Mrs H. B Moen, Oldham SD; Ed Thompson, Webster SD; and Mrs J. R Knadle, Vienna, SD. One brother Tom Larson of Vienna and a sister, Mrs J. C. Brown of Watertown also survive.
Burial was made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery north of the village.
Transcribed from clipping in old scrapbook. Clark County SD newspaper.

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