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John Edward Thompson was born in Cass County, Nebraska, January 30, 1869 and departed this life May 5, 1936, age 67 years, 3 months and 5 days. In 1877 the family moved to Frontier county, Nebraska, where they lived two years moving to Lincoln county, and establishing the ranch known as the Thompson ranch in East Deer Creek. There he made his home until 1894 when he went to Grand Junction, Colorado, working there and in towns of that locality until 1905, when he returned to Farnam.

On December 21, 1905, he was united in marriage to Hazel Rose Scudder. They resided in Farnam for a time, then moved to a farm north of town from there to Ontario, Oregon, where they lived a number of years. They moved from Ontario to Burlingame, California, then back to Farnam to the farm, where he lived when he passed away.

Thirty-seven years ago Brother Thompson united with the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Grand Junction, Colo. He has been a true Odd Fellow ever since.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, and son, Elgie, one grandchild, one brother, three sisters, and a host of friends.

Mr. Thompson was one of those rare souls that was the very best possible neighbor. His rule must have been Christ's commandment, "Thy Neighbor as thy self."

A loving husband, kind father and brother has gone to his eternal home.

Funeral services were held from the Farnam Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, May 6, 1936. The I.O.O.F. lodge was in charge. The Rev. Sam McKeown delivered the sermon.

Burial was in the Farnam cemetery.

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Published by Weldon Hoppe
2 May 1998

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