Anna Mariah Coover Thompson
The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Saturday,
October 18, 1913 which read:
Following an illness of a year, and a more critical condition of some
four weeks, heart failure caused the somewhat sudden, but not wholly
unexpected death last night at 9 o'clock of Mrs. E. Thompson at the
residence 500 South 18th Street. Mrs. Thompson seemed almost as well
as usual yesterday up to the hour of her death, and had eaten dinner
with the family, also had taken light nourishment at supper. At nine o'clock
while sitting on the side of the bed, one of the "smothering spells" which
she frequently experienced came on and she fell back onto the bed and expired
within a few moments.
Mrs. Thompson was a Miss Anna M. Coover and was born in Columbus, Ohio,
May 4, 1850. She was married to E. Thompson at Pinckneyville, Ill.,
August 8, 1868. Ten children were born to this union, four surviving,
Will Thompson, Chas Thompson of the News, Mrs. John Wetzer of the city,
Mrs. Walter Cowger of the country. There are also fourteen grandchildren.
The funeral will take place from the residence at _____ o'clock Sunday afternoon,
Rev. W. W. McAdoo conducting the services.
Mrs. Thompson's death is a shock in the whole community by whom she was greatly
esteemed as a lovable Christian woman."
submitted by "Family Links"
March 28, 2002