Thompson. At the residence of her mother, Mrs. William McKee, in Six-mile Prairie, on Friday night, January 1, after a short illness of congestion of the stomach. Mrs. Joseph Thompson, aged about 45 years. Funeral services were held Monday morning. The remains were interred at Caledonia cemetery. Mrs. Thompson when to her mother’s on a visit Monday and took sick that night. She was sick only four days. Her death is a severe blow to her husband and family and is mourned by a large circle of friends.
Myself and family desire to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends for their kindness and sympathy during our sad bereavement. Jan 7, 1886, Joseph Thompson.
News-Plaindealer, Sparta, Jan 8, 1886, Page 3