Roscoe Conklin Thompson

Contributed by Ray Henderson.  Thanks, Ray!


From:  East St. Louis Journal; August 10, 1933

Roscoe C. Thompson, 57, of 1748 North 48th Street, East St. Louis died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Christian Welfare hospital.  He had been ill with stomach trouble since July 24.  Thompson had been a resident of this city for the past seven years, coming from McLeansboro, where, he was born May 2, 1876.  He was a member of the McLeansboro Lodge of the I.O.O.P.  He is survived by three daughters Mrs. Eva Poejoy, Mrs. Delia Aldrich and Mrs. Carie Kemper; four sons Virgil, William, Cecil and Alvin Thompson; and two sisters Mrs. Leona Kennedy and Mrs. Ora Mills.  The funeral procession will leave the residence at AM Thursday and motor to McLeansboro for services.

From: Felty's Legacy of Kin, Vol. I, p. 337:
Pub. Times-Leader, 24 Aug 1933
Roscoe Conklin Thompson, b. 02 May 1876, Ham. Co.; d. 08 Aug 1933, E. St. Louis.  Married Louella Robinson, 21 Jan 1896 - she d. 1916; 8 children: Belva, d. 1919; 7i ch. survive: Virgil, Willia, Cecil, Alvan, Mrs. Delia Aldrick, Mrs. Carrie Kemper all of E. St. Louis, & Mrs. Eva Popejoy of Kewanee.  Leaves 2 sisters: Mrs. Leoma Kennedy of Delhi, LA & Mrs. Ora Mills of Cropsey; 3 brothers: John L. & Elza Redmon Thompson of McLeansboro, & Charles Green Thompson of Cropsey.  Interred Mt. Pleasant.

From: The Times, September 21, 1916

Mary Louella Robinson Thompson

Mary Louella Thompson died September 12, age 37 years, 2 months & 20 days.  She was born June 22, 1879, daughter of William and Mary Robinson of near Grayville, both deceased.  She married January 21, 1896 Roscoe Thompson and had four boys and four girls, Virgil, Willia, Cecil, Alva, Eva, Belva, Delia and Carrie.  She is also is survived by one brother J. M. Robinson of Earle, Arkansas; one sister, Susie Frisbie of Thomas, Iowa; one uncle, J. L. Hughes of Hamilton County and a cousin, Carrie Williams of Crossville.  Buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL.

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