Friday, June 27, 2008
Gilbert Thompson circa 1920
Gilbert Thompson died rather suddenly Wednesday evening. He had been ailing only a few days, having stepped on a nail which caused blood poisoning and resulted in his death. Deceased was born in Norway in 1842, coming to this country after he had grown to manhood and in 1887 took up a homestead near Vienna where he resided until a year ago when he and his wife moved to town and bought a home to spend their remaining days at ease. Although partially paralyzed Mr Thompson was able to around most of the time and his sudden death came as a surprise to his friends. He leaves a widow and 10 children to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the house this forenoon, after which the remains will be taken to the cemetery west of town for burial.