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Hiram Thompson
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1846
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1918
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Hiram Thompson, son of Hiram and Eliza Thompson, departed this life Monday evening, September 2nd, 1918, at the age of 72 years and 6 days. He was born near Bonaparte, Iowa, August 27th, 1846. His early life was spent in Van Buren County, where he was united in marriage to Ellen Brown in May, 1869. To this union was born one daughter, Clara, who with his wife survives.
He was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of Co. K., 45th Reg. Iowa Inft. In 1881 he moved to Des Moines where he has resided for the past thirty-seven years.
He became a member of the Baptist church in early life and continued steadfast in the faith.

A funeral service was held at the Baptist church in Bonaparte on Friday, September 6, that was most unusual. Mrs. W.P.L. Muir, aged seventy-six and her brother, Hiram Thompson, aged seventy-two, died within forty-eight hours and were buried at the same time in the Thompson cemetery south of Bonaparte, Rev. Jonathan Lee of Ottumwa officiating.
Mrs. Muir had been seriously ill only a few days. She died on Wednesday, just before noon. Her brother died on Monday, but the telegram which was sent did not arrive and Mrs. Muir did not know that her brother had died. In fact, Mrs. Thompson and her daughter came here on Wednesday evening with the corpse, not knowing that Mrs. Muir was dead, and the Muirs did not know of the coming of the Thompsons' until they arrived. 
 
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 Parents:
  Hiram Thompson (1811 - 1898)
  Eliza Pottle Thompson (1807 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Clara Thompson Muir (1841 - 1918)*
  Hiram Thompson (1846 - 1918)
  George W. Thompson (1849 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Thompson Cemetery
Lexington (Van Buren County)
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Jean Wenke
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39902134
Hiram Thompson
Added by: Jean Wenke
 
 
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Co. K., 45th Reg. Iowa Inf.
- RRiggan
 Added: Mar. 28, 2012
One of the oldest and earliest pioneers of Van Buren county.
- RRiggan
 Added: Mar. 28, 2012
 
 
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