Mother and Son Die This Week

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Joint obituary for both mother and son
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Wednesday, January 1, 1936
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Mother and Son Die This Week

Mrs. Michael Thompson Dies Tuesday, Son Dies June Nineteen

The lives of a mother and her son came to an end within four days of each other this week. Mrs. Michael Thompson, 85, died at her home here Tuesday morning. The day that her son, Henry Thompson, was buried at Lyle, Minn.

Mrs. Thompson had been in ill health for four years and during the past year her condition was such that she had been confined to her bed. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Lutheran Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock and burial will be made in the church cemetery. Rev. Olaf Langehough will be in charge.

Andrina Amundson was born in Norway, September 29, 1851 and she came with her parents to America in 1854. She was married to Michael Thompson, November 28, 1871 and they came to St. Ansgar in 1905, previously having resided five miles north of here.

The death of Henry Thompson occurred last Friday evening at his home near Milaca, Minn. He had been in ill health during the past few years. Rites were conducted there Monday. Rev. Harold Hansen officiating, and the remains were brought to Lyle and services conducted by Rev. O. M. Langehough, Tuesday.

Henry Gustav Thompson was born October 27, 1881, in Mitchell county and was baptized and confirmed by Rev. John Olson. He was graduated from the St. Ansgar Seminary, June 8, 1900. His early manhood was spent working in a hardware store and in farming.

He was married to Clara Otilla Fossey, September 5, 1905 and two children were born to this union. They are Superintendent Anton Oliver Thompson of Pequot, Minn., and Rev. Allen Thompson of Romer, Minn, who with his wife survive.

In the fall of 1915, Mr. Thompson moved his family to a farm near Milaca, where he did considerable selling in addition to farming.

Sophie Thompson of St. Ansgar and Mrs. Hannah Hanson of Carpenter, daughters of Mrs. Thompson and sisters of H. G. Thompson, and Theodore Thompson of Lyle, son and brother survive.