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 Edward Lee Thompson, II

Edward Lee Thompson, II

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death 16 Jul 1979 (aged 65)
Iowa, USA
Burial Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 5002688 · View Source
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Mr. Thompson was a left-handed pitcher in the Negro League Baseball. He played for the Winona Merchants in Winona, Minn, the Kansas City Monarchs and the Chicago American Giants. Some of his team mates were Satchell Paige, James "Cool" Pappa Bell, and many others. He also was a Chef for several notable establishments such as Harbor Light's Supper Club, Jimmie Foxx's Restaurant, Sheraton Inn, and Lorraine's in Illinois and the New Pines in Middleton, Wisconsin. He was married to Willie Mae (Jackson) from 1949 until his death. He also served in the US Army in WW II in the Pacific Theatre. He also received his Associates Degree from Piney Woods Junior College, Piney Woods, Miss. He and Willie Mae were the parents of three children, Brenda Joyce, Brian Jeffery, and Edward Lee III. He died of cancer and is buried in East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg, Illinois.

Bio by: brian thompson


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  • Originally Created by: brian thompson
  • Added: 5 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5002688
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Lee Thompson, II (14 Mar 1914–16 Jul 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5002688, citing East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .