Aunt Fannie Thompson Passes To Her Reward
Mrs. Fannie Akard Thompson, one of the real pioneers of this country and a
resident her for so long a time that she may be rmed the Mother of Carrollton,
passed to her reward at 6:20 Tuesday night, Febr. 7, 1933, at the home of her
nephew Marion Hays, in Carrollton, aged 81 years and 22 days. Funeral services
were held in the Methodist church, of which she had long been a member at 2
o'clock p.m. Thursday, Rev. W. N. Vernon, the pastor, conducting the services.
Interment was in the Union cemetery
northeast of town. Everyone in this community knew her as "Aunt Fannie" and she
was of that motherly disposition which made her so loved and respected. She had
been in the Hays family twenty-eight years and had been mother to Clarence
through his life to the time of her death. R. M. Thompson is another of our
citizens whom she cared for, and there were many others.
Her maiden name was Fannie Akard and she was born in Panola county, Texas, Jan.
16, 1852. When five years of age her parents moved to Dallas and her father
engaged in the mercantile business. Dallas in those days had a log court house
and a log jail and was in its swaddling clothes; so to speak. Akard street was
named for her father, he having the only merchandise store there at the time he
established in business. Fannie Akard attended the schools of Dallas in those
days and numbered among her school associates some who are now prominent in
Dallas affairs, among them being Dr. Samuels and Musse's prominent attorneys.
In 1868 Miss Akard was married to David Blanton Thompson, a brother of R. M.
Thompson, and they resided for a time in East Texas. Mr. Thompson died Oct. 3,
1925 They had no children. Her nieces and nephews include Willie, Birdie,
Charlie, G. L., and E. L. Thompson, Mesdames Sarah Butler, Ace Long, Bessie
Moncrief, W. E. Sloan, the Misses Maggie and Esther Thompson and F. M. Hays, and
great nephew, Clarence Hays.
The Carrollton Chronicle - Friday, February 17, 1933
Submitted by Edward Lynn