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Pearl Jackson Thompson - Danville Commercial News

OBITURARY: The Danville Commercial News published the following on Monday, 
December 16, 1957:  "Mrs. Pearl J. Thompson, 79, of 1221 Walnut Street, died 
at 10:45 a.m. Sunday (December 15, 1957) in Margenette Nursing Home, where 
she had been a patient since February.  She had been in failing health more 
than a year.  Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Jackson, she was born 
June 6, 1878 at Opdyke, Illinois, where she was reared.  The family later 
moved to Mt. Vernon where she was married March 9, 1898, to William John 
Thompson.  The couple moved to Danville in 1915.  Mrs. Thompson was a member 
of St. James Methodist Church, Circle 7 of the WSCS, Woman's Club of 
Danville, Danville Garden Club and a former member of Danville Chapter, Order 
of Eastern Star.  Surviving are two sons, Frank D. Thompson of Denver, Colo., 
and Floyd L. of Danville; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby L. Burt of Danville; four 
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, George W. Jackson of E. St. 
Louis; and a half-brother and two half-sisters, Marvin Jackson and Misses 
Mary and Hattie Jackson, all of Johnson City, Tenn. She was preceded in death 
by her husband, May 31, 1944, and by a son Roy, and two brothers.  The body 
is at the Pape Memorial Home for services at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rev. Paul 
Curry will officiate, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery."

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