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Judge Thomas H Bacon

  • Birth 10 Jul 1839 Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 1 Sep 1908 Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 55092000

Age: 69y 2d
Sex: M
COD: Nephritis
Race: W
Physician: Baskett
This information taken from A list of Deaths in Hannibal, Missouri 1880 – 1910 From the City of Hannibal, Mo. Records in 1985.
Also a partial list of Burials for other years I the old Baptist Cemetery and other miscellaneous related materials'.
Explanations: The 1880 -1910 deaths are from official city records. The city death lists of July 1920 through May 1903 were not legibly written, and are subject to omission or error. Some of the other records were not clearly written.
The date for the Old Baptist Cemetery was taken from existing gravestones and from other records. This is not a complete record.
The columns show: name of person, age, sex, (m or f); burial place, date of death, cause of death, race, (b or w); and name of person singing the death certificate. The place of death is Hannibal, unless otherwise indicated. This record was compiled by J. Hurley and Roberta Hagood in Hannibal, Mo. And is on file at the Hannibal Public Library # 280 114 792 3

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Thomas H. Bacon & Miss Jane (Jean) Walters were married on Nov. 30, 1876.
Annie was their first child (October 20,1878-April 20, 1880).
Ethel, their second child was still alive in 1905 & graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1903. A special thanks to "Tree Leaf #47481781 for additional information:The Quincy Daily Whig, Wednesday, September 2, 1908; page 4.


Prominent Jurist Passed
Away at a Hospital There.

HANNIBAL, Sept. 1. -- Judge Thomas H. Bacon, one of Hannibal's oldest citizens and one of the most prominent members of the legal profession, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the Levering hospital, where he had been taken from his home about a week ago. For nearly two years Judge Bacon has been a sufferer from kidney trouble, which has been slowly getting worse in spite of all that the doctors could do and which has confined him to his bed for the last six weeks. At his bedside were his daughter, Ethel, and his brother, Robert. He was 69 years, 1 month and 21 days old and had spent nearly his entire life in this city.

He was married to Miss Jane Walters at McVeytown, Pa., Nov. 30, 1876. But one child, the daughter Ethel, is now living of the two she bore him. Mrs. Bacon died in Hannibal Sept. 9, 1904. The daughter and the brother are the only immediate relatives.

He was a member of the Methodist church for many years.

Judge Bacon was the son of George and Catherine Lakenan Bacon and was born in Palmyra, Mo., July 10, 1839. The family moved to Hannibal on March 3, 1847, and it was here that the future jurist obtained his education in the public schools, afterwards attending St. Paul's college for one year and later still studying under the private tutorship of Rev. J. W. Dunn, of Hannibal. In February, 1860, he began the study of law in the office of the firm of Lamb and Lakenan, but gave up these studies to respond to the universal call to arms in the stormy times of the following year.

June 14, 1861, he joined the Missouri state guards as a volunteer and on July 15 of that year enlisted at Cowskin Prairie in Col. John Q. Burbridge's Pike county company, known as the Jackson guards.

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  • Created by: Patti Bowen/McClelland
  • Added: 17 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55092000
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Thomas H Bacon (10 Jul 1839–1 Sep 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55092000, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Patti Bowen/McClelland (contributor 47013490) .