Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lydia Bell Thompson - Sunday's Obituary

Lydia Bell Thompson was my maternal grandmother Emma Bickerstaff Meinzen's grandmother.  Lydia married John Thompson in September, 1872, in Jefferson County, Ohio.

Native Ohio Resident Dies Friday at Home in Brooke County

Wellsburg, Feb. 22 -- Mrs. Lyda Thompson, 79, native of Ohio, a resident of Brooke county the past six years, died at 2 p.m. on Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Shorts, Cross Creek district. She was born, May 8, 1851, in Jefferson county, Ohio, where she spent most of her life. She was a member of the Christian church. Her husband, John Thompson, preceded her in death several years. Surviving her are five daughters, Mrs. Levi Allen, McKeesport, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Ida Deal of Cleevland [sic]; Mrs. C. J. Bickerstaff [sic], Mineral Ridge, Ohio; Mrs. Jessie Mendenhall, Wheeling and Mrs. Shorts, at home. Funeral services will be held from the late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in the New Alexandria, Ohio, cemetery.

This obituary was published in The Steubenville Herald-Star, February 22, 1930, p. 5, col. 2.

1 comment:

  1. I love the old obits.

    And particularly when they give a place of burial in the event you haven't already found the grave.



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