Josiah Van Kirk “J. V.” Thompson

Josiah Van Kirk “J. V.” Thompson

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Sep 1933 (aged 79)
Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 61900450 · View Source
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was a Uniontown banker who made his fortune buying and selling coal lands. After his first wife died, Thompson married Hunny Hawes, a poor girl from Smithfield who made it big in New York, in 1903 and built an ornate mansion for her at the western edge of Uniontown that they called Oak Hill. He also built the 11-story First National Bank Building in downtown Uniontown. Thompson's marriage broke up in 1913, costing him a $1 million settlement. He died bankrupt in 1933. His estate was sold to the Sisters of St. Basil, who renamed it Mount St. Macrina.

His second wife was Blanche A. Gardner,died Aug. 19, 1919 and his third wife was Rose Maloney in Dec. 14,1929 in New Cumberland, WV.





Inscription

Then are they glad
because they are at rest
and so He bringeth them
into the haven
where they would be


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  • Created by: Mausoleum Houseguest
  • Added: 19 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61900450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Van Kirk “J. V.” Thompson (15 Feb 1854–27 Sep 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61900450, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mausoleum Houseguest (contributor 47377196) .