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 Itha M Thompson

Itha M Thompson

Birth
Lagrange County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Mar 1932 (aged 87)
Carroll County, Indiana, USA
Burial Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 131431160 · View Source
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ITHA M. THOMPSON, aged 87, died Tuesday, March 22, 1932, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Tyler in Mortonville, Indiana. Itha, the son of George Thompson and Caroline F. Butts Thompson, was born on February 10, 1845, in Springfield Township of LaGrange County, Indiana. He migrated to Delphi, Indiana around 1890.
Itha Thompson was a Civil War veteran and served in Union Company I, 77th Regiment, 4th Indiana Cavalry. Itha enlisted on March 7, 1864 in Delphi (Carroll County) Indiana and he mustered out of the cavalry on July 22, 1865 at Edgefield, Tennessee. His military pension for service in the Union army of the Civil War was granted on July 1, 1898. (He had been hospitalized at the Disabled Soldiers Home in Danville Soldiers home from May 11, to July 12, 1914 for the result of war injuries.)
He married Sarah Ellis in Carroll County, Indiana, on January 25, 1864. Sarah died on September 24, 1903. Known children of Itha and Sarah Thompson are: Charles Thompson, Stephen Thompson, Nettie Thompson Widner, John W. Thompson, Joseph Thompson, Andrew Thompson, and Jennie Thompson Tyler. (Itha is acknowledged in references to his son, John Thompson's military service in Company G of the United States Infantry with battles in Santiago.)
Itha worked on the once well-known Wabash-Erie Canal on a grain boat crew between Delphi, Lafayette and Louisville, Kentucky. (His granddaughter, Letha Thompson Isaacs was recognized on behalf of her grandfather at the Delphi Old Settlers Celebration on August 17, 1950, with a Centennial Certificate recognizing his contribution to the economic/political development of the Wabash-Erie Canal. Reference: "Delphi Journal Newspaper")
At the time of his death, Itha was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Jennie) Tyler and Mrs. William (Nettie) Widner, and one son, Joe Thompson, all of Delphi, Indiana. Children who preceded him in death were John in 1915; Stephen in 1922; Andrew in 1929; and Charles.
Funeral services were held March 24, 1932, at the Grimm Funeral Home with Reverend Benjamin Rist of the Delphi Methodist Church in charge. He was buried in the city cemetery near Delphi, Indiana. The American Legion furnished pallbearers and a firing squad from the National Guard performed a 21 gun salute.

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY NOTICE:
"The Delphi Journal," Delphi, Indiana Thursday, March 24, 1932 ITHA THOMPSON, 87, DIED HERE TUESDAY Itha Thompson, aged 87, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Tyler in Mortonville, Indiana. He came to Delphi, Indiana 40 years ago, having been born at LaGrange, Indiana. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Jennie) Tyler and Mrs. William (Nettie) Widner, and a son, Joe Thompson, all of Delphi, Indiana. Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at the Grimm Funeral Home with Reverend Benjamin Rist of the Delphi Methodist Church in charge. He will be buried in the city cemetery near Delphi, Indiana. Mr. Thompson was a Civil War veteran and served in Company I, 77th Regiment, 4th Indiana Cavalry. The American Legion will furnish pallbearers and a firing squad will be from the National Guard.


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  • Created by: Madonna Jervis Wise
  • Added: 15 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131431160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Itha M Thompson (10 Feb 1845–22 Mar 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131431160, citing Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Madonna Jervis Wise (contributor 48182918) .