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 Sophia Jane <I>Ricketts</I> Thompson

Sophia Jane Ricketts Thompson

Perry County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Jun 1934 (aged 88)
Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Burial Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section G1
Memorial ID 92763752 · View Source
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In last week’s paper a notice was given of the death of Mrs. George Thompson of Lancaster. Mrs. Thompson’s maiden name was Sophia Jane Ricketts, and she was a daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Ricketts, and was 88 years of age. She was one of a family of ten boys and two girls. Six of her brothers were ministers of the M.E. Church. She was a former resident of Elliott neighborhood for years, having lived on the farm now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Miller.

Soon after the Civil War she was married to Wm. Augustus Murphy, a Union soldier. Four children were born to them: Maxwell who died in infancy; Mrs. Lucy Chappelear of Oklahoma; Mrs. Almeda Allen of Columbus, and Thomas J. of the Sherwin-Williams paint company, Cleveland. She was again united in marriage with George Thompson, who died about four years ago. Nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two brothers survive.

Mrs. Thompson possessed a brilliant mind and an independent nature. She was a lifelong member of the M.E. Church. She passed away Friday, June 15 from heart trouble and complications. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:30 with interment at Lancaster, in a grave beside her first husband.

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Gravesite Details wife of 1) William Augustus Murphey; 2) George Thompson




  • Maintained by: Michael Ring
  • Originally Created by: Natalie Herdman
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92763752
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Jane Ricketts Thompson (6 Dec 1845–15 Jun 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92763752, citing Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Michael Ring (contributor 47225783) .