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 Stuart E Thompson

Stuart E Thompson

Birth
Levis, Chaudiere-Appalaches Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 21 Apr 1920 (aged 48)
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Plot IOOF, Row 27, Lot 95, Grave 7
Memorial ID 100378102 · View Source
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Obituary from Marshall County Banner, Argyle, Minnesota, Thursday, April 29, 1920, page 1, "In Memoriam", Godel Public Library, Warren, Marshall Co., Minnesota, Film
Stuart E. Thompson is dead. The word came over the wires last Thursday morning that our former townsman and senior editor of the Banner passed away at Lewiston, Idaho at midnight on Wednesday, April 21st and wherever it touched it left sorrow and the expressions of sympathy for the bereaved ones were many and from the heart.
In his passing away has ended a struggle dating back five years in which he made as brave and determined a fight against an insidious disease as was ever made by man. First becoming ailing in the spring of 1915, his ailment after numerous examinations by physicians was found to be tuberculosis of the hip with complications of bladder trouble. Treatment received at the Rochester hospital brought him relief and for a time gave promise of affecting a cure, but in the spring of 1916 the disease again renewed its attack and he was soon forced to take to his bed. Though all in the power of medical science had been done to check the progress of the disease, his condition grew worse until his life hung in the balance and the end seemed only a matter of a short time. He never gave up and in the belief that mind must prevail over matter, he continued to fight. A change for the better set in and after lying helpless for sixteen months, making slow but steady improvement, he was again able to leave his bed and get about town with the aid of crutches.
In the hope that the less rigorous western climate of the west, where he would be permitted to be out of doors much of the time, would be beneficial, he removed to Lewiston, Idaho with his family in the fall of 1917, and there continued to improve until he was again able to take up newspaper work.
During the influenza epidemic of the past winter, he was attacked by that disease, which he survived, but was left in a weakened condition and with his former troubles aggravated, he finally fell a victim to its unrelenting grip.
Interment was made at Lewiston, Idaho.
Stuart E. Thompson was born at Quebec, Can in 1873. His parents came to Pembina, N. D. when he was a young boy. After receiving his schooling in the public school at Pembina, he learned the printer's trade in the Pioneer Express office there. In later years he was in the newspaper business at Hallock with J. E. Bouvette, who some years later bought out his interest in the Kittson County Enterprise. Mr. Thompson then assumed the editorship of the Hallock Weekly News. He removed from Hallock in 1906 and was connected with the Crookston Times for one year before coming to Argyle in November, 1907 as editor of the Banner, which he ably and fearlessly edited until falling health compelled him to give up the work.
Stuart E. Thompson was married in 1898 at Pembina, N. D. to Emily M. Kemp and to the union four children were born, namely: Mrs. Neil Sinclair, Adelaide, Edison and Alberta, all of whom survive with the widow to mourn the loss of a loving husband and indulgent father.



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  • Created by: Janet Sinclair
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100378102
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stuart E Thompson (31 Mar 1872–21 Apr 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100378102, citing Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Janet Sinclair (contributor 47703628) .