Elizabeth <I>Timmons</I> Thompson

Elizabeth Timmons Thompson

Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana, USA
Death 12 Apr 1919 (aged 89)
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Burial Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana, USA
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Daughter of Joseph and Mary Eleanor (Bailey) Timmons. Married George W. Thompson. Mother of Mary E. b. 1849, Nancy J. b. 1851, Simeon b. 28 Mar 1853, Joseph b. 25 Jan 1855, Abigail Elva b. 1856, George W. b. 21 Jan 1859, Ansel b. 31 Jan 1860, Henry b. 1863, James W. b. 3 Jul 1865, Edward b. 1867, Sarah and Elizabeth Belle b. 9 Nov 1870.

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson was held at the U.B. church at this place last Monday. Interment was made in the Davis cemetery, west of town.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson was held at the U.B. church last Mon day. Aunt "Lib," as she was known to every one around here, was almost 90 years old, and most of her life had been spent in and near Green Hill. She had been an invalid for 17 years.
Her daughter, Mrs. John James, living in Attica, had taken care of her most of this time. Seven weeks ago she went to Ohio to visit her daughter, Mrs. Belle Bader, and on last Saturday morning she was called to the Great Beyond.
Aunt "Lib" was a life-long Christian and a staunch U.B. member. She leaves six children and several grand-children and great grand-children and 5 great-great grand-children. Mrs. Cowgill, of Williamsport, is a sister of Mrs. Thompson and is the only one of the family now living.

! (The Williamsport Review-Republican, Thursday, April 17, 1919).

Elizabeth Timmons Thompson, daughter of Joseph and Nellie Timmons, was born October 29, 1829, near the little town then known as Milford, now called Green Hill, and departed this life on Friday, April 11, 1919, at Springfield, Ohio, and the remains were brought to the home of John W. James, at Attica, on Sunday, April 13. If she had lived until the 29th day of next October she would of been 90 years old.
Her father helped lay out the little town of Milford and built the first house in it. After a few years he moved back to Ohio, but did not stay but a short time until he returned to Indiana, making the trip each way in covered wagons. He entered forty acres of land now owned by Jacob Mann.
She was about nine years old by this time and remembered many incidents along the way. There was a lot of wild game; all they had to do was to take the gun and help themselves, as there were plenty of wild turkey, geese, ducks, prairie chickens and deer. She remembers hearing her parents tell of scares the Indians gave the white people and many other incidents of their pioneer life.
On January 23, 1848, she was married to George W. Thompson. The first farm they owned is now known as the Ben Gephart farm. The last one owned by them was the William Weigley farm, one-half mile east of Green Hill. They sold this farm and moved to Harper county, Kansas, where her husband died in 1895.
She returned in a few months to Warren county, her old home, to spend the balance of her days. Although she had been an invalid for 17 years and her body weak, her mind was strong and her memory good for one of her age.
She was the mother of eleven children, four dying in infancy, and the oldest daughter, Mollie Perry, died at Harper, Kansas, four years ago. The remaining six are Mrs. John W. James, of Attica; Simeon, of Green Hill; Abby McAdams, of Harper, Kansas; Henry, of Williamsport; Edward, of Hoopeston, Ill.; and Mrs. Belle Bader, of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Jane Cowgill, of Williamsport, besides 40 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
She was a member of the church for 71 years. She was a devoted United Brethren. She believed in her church and was loyal to it to the end. With the passing away of Mrs. Thompson there has gone from among us an old-fashioned homebuilder, a devoted wife, a loving mother and a good neighbor.
The funeral services were held at Green Hill, on Monday, April 14, 1919, conducted by Rev. O.P. Cooper. Interment was made in the Davis cemetery near Green Hill.

! (Copied from the Williamsport Review-Republican, Thursday, April 24, 1919)

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