Obituaries o-t001, Clark County IL

12 March 1913 from Clark County (IL) Democrat
Firmin N. Thompson was born on July 27th, 1850, and departed from this life Feb. 28, 1913, age 62 years, 7 months and 1 day.  He was united in marriage to Druzzia Low, March 4, 1873.  To this union were born eight children, five sons and three daughters, all of whom survive him.  There are:  Jesse Thompson of Johnson tp; Sarah Newlin of Melrose, Nicholas of Orange, Mollie Ramsey of Casey, Bird of Darwin, Betsy Cornwell of Melrose, George of Martinsville, Alva, at home.  He also leaves one brother and four sisters and 22 grandchildren, five of whom preceeded him to the better land.
His first failure in health was in August 1912 from which he never fully recovered.  Ten weeks ago he was confined to his bed until death. He bore his afflictions patiently. He was a man who tried to live in a way to be honest to his fellowmen, although not belonging to any religious organization, he took great interest in the contents of the Bible.  The last words we have to remember him were:
"Ye who are weary, come home."  Our losses are his eternal gain.
Although father's chair is vacant, and our eyes are wet with tears, We give thanks to our heavenly father, for his presence with us those years.  Sleep on, our beloved, sleep and take thy rest.  Lay thy head upon our Savior's breast.  O, yet we all loved you, But Jesus loves you best.  Goodnight!  Goodnight!  Goodnight!
Funeral was preached by Bro. Daniel Lingafelter.  He used as his subject St. John 6:68.

Clark County Herald
April 19, 1900
Lewis M. Thompson died at his home in Darwin Saturday night at 12 o’clock.   He has been in feeble health for about one year past.
Six weeks since he was taken with erysipelas and continued to grow worse until death came as noted above.
The funeral was held Monday morning.   Elder J.A. Sweet officiating.   The remains were interred at the cemetery at Livingston.
Mr. Thompson was born in Burlington County, New Jersey, April 24, 1827.   There he grew to manhood, was married and had one child, but both wife and child died in a few years.
In 1855, his father moved to Brazil, Indiana, and he came with him.   He was a blacksmith by trade and worked at various points, but finally married and settled in Bloomington, Illinois, where he lived for 36 years.   In November, 1858, he moved with his family to Darwin.   His wife whose maiden name was Margaret Turpin, one son George and two daughters, Mrs. Rosa Cloat and Miss Bessie survive him.
He has been a faithful member of the M.E. Church for years and died in firm trust in the stoning merits of the risen savior.
TURNER, Thomas
Clark County Herald
Thomas Turner died last Wednesday evening at 9:45, after an illness of nearly 35 weeks, during which he bore his terrible suffering with great fortitude.
Thomas Turner was born in Derbyshire, England, on Dec 25th, 1825, and was an only son.   His father married again several years after his mother’s death and was the father of several children by this second wife.
In 1851, Mr. Turner came to America, landing in New York, where he soon secured employment.   He lived in the State of New York and Pennsylvania for several years and during that time returned twice to England.
In 1861 he came to Martinsville and opened a tailoring establishment.   On Sept 3, 1862, he married Miss Rhoda Macey, who survives him.
In 1878, Mr. and Mrs. Turner has been an ardent temperance worker, having done more to promote that cause than any other two persons in Marshall.
He joined the Methodist Church a short time before his death, but has been identified as closely with that church as many of its members for several years, filling the position of trustee very acceptably for one or more terms.

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