|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1879|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1934|
Our community was saddened beyond words when the news spread early Saturday morning that Gllbert Thorson had been found dead in his car alongside the Roosevelt Highway about three miles this side of Chester. Mr. Thorson had gone to an oil well north of Tiber to arrange for buying his spring supply of distillate, and was traveling alone. A party of civil engineers noticed the car about 2 o'clock Saturday morning and upon investigating found Mr. Thorson's body. It was evident that he had not been traveling at a high rate of speed as no great damage was done to the car, and there were no marks on the body. Mr. Thorson had been a sufferer from heart disease and it is believed that he suffered an attack while driving.
We are all truly sorry for our bereft neighbors, the Thorson family. Mr. Thorson was a good accomodating friend and neighbor and a noble husband and father. His family adored him, and the entire community extends their heartfelt sympathy.
Gilbert Thorson was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin, Nov. 7, 1880. He resided there until in 1903, when he moved to Langdon, N. Dak.
In 1906, he was united in matrimony to Miss Mabel Lewis. To this union were born six children. In the fall of 1913 the family moved to Montana and located on a homestead north of Joplin, where they resided until mov1ng into Joplin some few years ago.
Mr. Thorson leaves to morn his departure his widow and five children, Gladys, Violet, Beulah, and Clifford all of Joplin, and Mrs. Alviva Tabor of Great Falls, two brothers, Martin of Mondavi, Wis, and Albert of Grand Forks, N. D., two sisters Mrs. Carrie McAllen of Minneapolis and Mrs. Clara Huse of Gilmenton, Wis.
Liberty County Farmer, Chester, MT, 29 Mar 1934 (excerpt)
Mabel S. Lewis Thorson (1886 - 1971)*
Gladys Mae Thorson (1908 - 1987)*
Clifford George Thorson (1913 - 1998)*
Beulah Pearl Thorson Anderson (1919 - 2003)*
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