|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1846|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1927|
Married Sarah P. Flowers, who died in 1884 after the birth of her tenth child. He married second Frances E. Jones on June 6, 1886 by whom he had four more children. His occupation was listed variously as: granite contractor, mayor of Stone Mountain, justice of the peace, and DeKalb Co. coroner. He was also a Mason.
He was the son of Martin Thompson and M. Catherine Knox.
He enlisted April 26, 1864 and was dispatched to serve as a prison guard at Camp Sumter near Andersonville, GA.
He donated some of the land that comprises the Stone Mountain City Cemetery in 1880.
Obit from Atlanta Newspapers, Saturday, July 30, 1927:
MR. RANSOM MARTIN THOMPSON WILL BE INTERRED AT STONE MOUNTAIN
Funeral services for Mr. Ransom Martin Thompson, 81 years old, born June 10, 1846 in Forsyth County, Georgia, veteran of the War Between the States and prominent retired businessman and political leader of DeKalb County, who died Friday afternoon, July 29, 1927 at the residence, 282 Mayson Avenue, N.E., will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Stone Mountain First Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Livsey will officiate and interrment will be in the Stone Mountain Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson had been in failing health for more than a year and had been seriously ill for about a week. He had been retired from business and political life for 20 years and had lived in Edgewood for 17 years.
Mr. Thompson was a granite contractor of Stone Mountain before his retirement. He had served as Mayor of Stone Mountain for two years, and was justice of the peace for the Stone Mountain district for a number of years. He also had served as coroner of DeKalb County for about 10 years many years ago.
He had lived in DeKalb County practically all of his life. He was a son of Martin Thompson, distinguished Forsyth County citizen in the years before the War Between the States. His mother was a Miss Knox before her marriage and a first cousin of President James Knox Polk.
Mr. Thompson was a sergeant in the Third Georgia Battalion during the War serving in Company K under Captain John Mahaffey. He was a member of Camp Walker No. 925, Confederate veterans, and, until recently, rarely missed a Confederate reunion.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kull of Miami and Mrs. C.C. Jones, and five sons, Richard M., Clifford C., C.R., Patrick, and Francis G. Thompson.
His sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers at the funeral.
The Atlanta Constitution
R.M. Thompson, Former DeKalb Coroner, Passes
R.M. Thompson, 81, retired granite contractor and one of the best known residents of DeKalb county, died Friday afternoon at his residence, 282 Mayson avenue, N.E., following an illness of almost a year.
Mr. Thompson was a native of DeKalb county and always took an active part in political and civic affairs of the county. He was a Confederate veteran, and served with distinction in the Third Georgia battalion during the war between the states. He was a member of Camp Walker, No 925,, Confederate Veterans, and never missed a Confederate reunion until his health failed during the past few years.
After the close of the war Mr. Thompson returned to Stone Mountain and served as coroner for DeKalb county for ten years. He was a justice of the peace for the Stone Mountain district for many years and also served as mayor of Stone Mountain for two terms. He retired from active business and political life more than 20 years ago.
H was a descendant of the Polk family of North Carolina and was a second cousin to the late President James Knox Polk.
Funeral services for Mr. Thompson will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church of Stone Mountain. Interment will be in the Stone Mountain cemetery.
Mr. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kull, of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. C.C. Jones, and five sons, Richard, P.H., and F.G. Thompson, all of Atlanta; C.R. Thompson, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and C.C. Thompson, of Stone Mountain, Ga. H.M. Patterson & Son in charge.
Title Thompson, Rauson M.
Birth Date 1846-06-10
Age at Death 81 years 1 month 19 days
City of Death Atlanta
County of Death DeKalb
Date of Death 1927-07-29
Year of Death 1927
Father's Name Martin T. Thompson
First Name Rauson M.
Last Name Thompson
Race or Ethnic Origin Caucasian
Certificate Number 16178
Cite as Death Certificates, Vital Records, Public Health, RG 26-5-95, Georgia Archives
Digital Collection Georgia Death Certificates
Sarah Penninah Flowers Thompson (1850 - 1884)
Susie Thompson Thompson Britt (1876 - 1918)*
Charles Robert Thompson (1881 - 1928)*
Note: Private, Co. K, 2nd Regiment GA Reserve Infantry.
Stone Mountain Cemetery
Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: Oct 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9725581