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 Charles Peck Thompson

Charles Peck Thompson

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Death 27 Jun 1927 (aged 84)
Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 5, Lot 6, Grave 8
Memorial ID 11777 · View Source
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Pony Express Rider. Thompson migrated with his family to St. Joseph, Missouri, when he was about fourteen years old. He described himself on an employment application as "Cyclone Thompson-- Ride anything." He served in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier. He was married twice, to Effie M. Miller, and second wife Matilda. From family history, he probably drank and was an old disreputable geezer a long time around St. Joseph. His obituary says he rode for one month while he was filling in for Johnny Fry who was sick. The route would have been from St. Joseph to Seneca, Kansas Territory. Also, at 16 he became an ox-team driver making trips to Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico. During the Civil War he fought for the South as an infantryman in Virginia. He seems to have farmed in several places in the area, but returned to St. Joseph permanently in 1898. (bio by B. Walker)


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11777
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Peck Thompson (11 Mar 1843–27 Jun 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11777, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .