Tuesday, April 22, 2008


George Thompson

The East Liverpool Tribune

George Thompson died Sunday morning (Mar. 25, 1906) between 5 and 6 o'clock at his home on the road leading from Little Beaver Bridge to Calcutta. His death resulted from a second stroke of apoplexy, with which he was seized some time Saturday evening. He was stricken first about two years ago, from which he never fully recovered.

George Thompson was a decendant <sic> from the old time pioneer Thompson family that settled in and around Calcutta over 100 years ago. His father was William Thompson, a brother of the late Hon. Josiah Thompson, of this city. His father was drowned in the Little Beaver creek a number of years ago while engaged in washing sheep.

The deceased was born near Calcutta about 69 years ago. He has one living sister, Mrs. Richardson Fisher, who resided until recently near Ohioville, Beaver county, Pa.

Mr. Thompson married Ruth A. Dixon, about 1866, his wife being a sister of Samuel and Harry Dixon, of East End, this city. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Thompson went to housekeeping near Calcutta on what was known as the George Thompson farm. About 30 years ago he bought the farm and built the home where he died. He leaves two sons, William Clark Thompson and G. Howard Thompson, both of whom are living at home.

The deceased has been a member as well as one of the elders of Long Run Presbyterian church for many years.

An announcement of the death of Mr. Thompson was received in the East End yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dixon and they immediately went out to the sorrow stricken home. Interment will be made in Long Run cemetery. The funeral services will be held in Long Run Presbyterian church at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.

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