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Pontefract and Castleford Express, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England. 6 Jun 1907


This deceased, who had entered upon his 73rd year, was well known and esteemed in his own neighbourhood, as well as in Pontefract and other places. Mr. Thompson was a native of Womersley, where for a considerable period he was a joiner and wheelwright on the Womersley estate of the late Lord Hawke.

Some 34 years ago (1870), he moved to Whiltely Bridge, where he carried on the business of a grocer. Until about five years back he was for a long time Overseer of the Poor. Other public offices he did not seek.

In religion he was a Wesleyan.

Although not one of the strongest of men the decease had good health as a rule; indeed, he suffered little, except from influenza, until some five years ago, when he was not so well. Since last Christmas he failed somewhat, and latterly he was far from strong. Seven or eight weeks ago a medical man was called in but later he improved, and as lately as Wednesday last, he was thought to be mending still. On Thursday, however, a serious change took place and death ensued from apoplexy.

Mr. Thompson leaves a widow and one son (Mr. John PercyThompson, of Pontefract, traveller for Ald. Wordsworth, J.P.) and one daughter (Miss Thompson of Whitley Bridge).

The interment takes place today (Saturday) at Kellington Church.

Pontefract and Castleford Express, Pontefract, Yorkshire, England. 6 Jun 1907

THOMPSON--On June 6th, Joseph Thompson, grocer, of Whitley Bridge, in his 73rd year. Interment at Kellington Church today (Saturday) leaving the house at two oíclock. No cards.

Researcherís Note: A picture of St. Edmundís Church at Kellington can be found here.

KELLINGTON, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Osgold cross, liberty of Pontefract; 5 1/2 miles E. of Pontefract and Snaith, 21 miles from York. Pop. 283. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Edmund in the deanry of Pontefract

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Published by Weldon Hoppe
2 Apr 2006

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