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Pearl Jackson Thompson

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.

Submitted by "Family Links"
March 28, 2002

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