Obit: Thompson, Benjamin Franklin (1840 - 1911)
Contact: Ann Stevens
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville,
Clark County, Wis.) 03/23/1911
Thompson, Benjamin Franklin (Oct 15, 1840-March
Benjamin Franklin Thompson, born at Greenfield,
Maine, on Oct. 15, 1840, died March 11th, 1911 at Mesa
City, Arizona, in his 71st year.
parents were Arnold and Sophronia Thompson, also both born in
Maine. Was married to Jane Thompson in the year 1859 and
emigrated with his parents to La Crosse, Wis., in the year 1861,
where he lived until the year 1871, when he moved with his wife to
Greenwood, Wis., at which place he has since resided.
children were born to them—a son and daughter—but both
died in infancy and are buried in the La Crosse Cemetery. His
wife died in 1903 and she was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery
where his parents are also buried.
business in the state of Maine was lumbering and farming and this
was his principal business after coming to Wisconsin. He
hadn’t much chance for an academic education, having gone to
work in the pinery when only 9 years old and being so employed
every year until 1885, when he practically retired from active
business life. He was manly and unobtrusive and was honored
by his fellow townsmen on three separate occasions with the office
of mayor in his adopted city. His death was untimely as he
enjoyed life and had abundant means with which to do
His remains reached Greenwood on the morning of the 18th inst. and funeral was held at the Woodman hall on the 19th. His funeral was attended by a large concourse.
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