Elwin A. Thompson
Denison Editor Dead; Was Ill But
Week. Elwin A. Thompson Victim of
Peritonitis--End Comes in Hospital at Sherman.
Worth Star-Telegram, October
Denison, Texas, Oct.
7.—Elwin A. Thompson,
editor of the Denison Herald, is
at his home here. The end came at 9:20 last night in the
Sherman and was due to peritonitis, from which he had suffered
week. When stricken, an operation was intended, but when he was taken
hospital his condition was so serious it was decided to forego this
improved enough to permit it. He grew gradually worse, however, and it
apparent yesterday that the end was near.
Mr. Thompson was born in
Vermont forty years
ago, and came to Denison seventeen years ago. The Denison Herald was then for sale, and Mr.
Thompson purchased the
property, one or more friends being associated with him.
Twelve years ago
he married Miss Margaret Balkey of Kansas City, who survives him, with
two children, Elwin and Jane. His father, L. S. Thompson, is
now a citizen
of Denison. He leaves one sister, Mrs. R. C. Hearne of Fort
Denison Herald was established in 1889. The newspaper was the
third active paper in the city and undertook the responsibility of
recording the important happenings, noting the growth, and informing
the citizens of the progress being made by the town.
The original charter for the Herald Publishing Company was issued July
3, 1889, but the paper did poorly until 1891, when Elwin A. Thompson
bought controlling interest and started building the paper's
circulation and advertising.
When Thompson died in 1910, his widow carried on until 1913, when J.
Lee Greer and Henry Ellis formed a stock company and bought the paper
from Mrs. Thompson.