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Anna Mariah Coover Thompson

OBITUARY:  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."

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