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Elgie T. Thompson

Elgie Thomas Thompson, son of John Edward and Rosetta Thompson was born May 29, 1913 at Ontario, Oregon. He moved to California with his parents when he was 10 years old, and graduated from Burlingame, California, High Schoo1. He attended San Mateo Junior College.

In 1932 he came to Nebraska and started farming with his father in the Farnam vicinity.

On January 12, 1934 he was united in marriage to Nina Hughes. To this union was born four daughters, Betty, Sally, Ruth Ann and Patricia.

Elgie farmed in the Farnam community till 1957, when they moved to Farnam and was employed at the Farnam Co-Op Station. In 1963 he became manager of the Co-Op Station, which he was yet at the time of his death.

Elgie passed away July 8th, 1970, at St. Mary's Hospital in North Platte, after a short illness at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 9 days.

He was an active member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, Lions Club and Volunteer Firemen and a member of the United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed fishing and boating in his leisure time at his cabin at Jeffrey Lake.

Survivors include his wife, Nina; his daughters, Mrs. Gene (Betty) Hoppe, Mrs. Irvin (Ruth Ann) Hess, both of Farnam, Mrs. Sally Thomas of North Platte and Mrs. Ron (Pat) Binning of Milford, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, cousins and friends.

Services were held in the Farnam United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 11, 1970. Rev. Kenneth Coursey officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Audrey Kotschwar and Mrs. Deloras Nickerson with Mrs. Doris Smith accompanist. Pallbearers were Vern Brouillette, Russ Wilcox, Lloyd Beery, Jess Zysset, Dick Edson and Wray Lydic. Burial was in the Farnam Cemetery.

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Published by Weldon Hoppe
2 May 1998

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