THACKER, Mrs. Mayme McCown — Eighty-six years old, 1431 Grove Street, who died yesterday in a Huntington hospital, will be buried in the Miller (O.) Cemetery following graveside rites today at 2:30 p. m. with Dr. Garrett H. Evans officiating. Born November 27, 1876, at Miller, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Amelia Swisher McCown. Survivors include the husband, Arthur Thacker; a son, O. M. Rose of Huntington; a sister, Mrs. Ada Coberly of Milton, Ore.; a brother, Gilbert McCown of Lakeland, Fla., and two grandsons.
The body is at the Steele Funeral Home. -The Herald-Dispatch, Saturday, April 6, 1963
THACKSTON, Mr. C. C. — Mr. C. C. THACKSTON DEAD - The announcement of the death of Mr. Charles C. Thackston, which occurred at his late home on Twelfth street, will be received with great sadness by the many friends of the family in this city and the general public by whom he was widely known. Mr. Thackston had been in poor health for some months, suffering from hearts trouble, and it was due to this that death came and claimed him this morning at ten minutes past eleven o'clock. Charles Cole Thackston was born in Barboursville, West Virginia, December 17th, 1870, at which place he attended the public school until 1880, when the family moved to Huntington where he entered Marshall College and was a close and attentive student for about two years, when he entered the employ of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, where he spent more than half of his short life, first as call boy and was from time to time promoted and for the past eight years was city ticket agent, and no employee ever stood higher in the estimation of the company and the public than did he. In October, 1892, Mr. Thackston was united in marriage to Miss Romie Mahan, of this city, who with two children, Edward, aged four years, and John, aged eleven months, are left to mourn the loss. The first child, Charlie died at an early age. Mr. Thackston was a son of Prof. and Mrs. B. H. Thackston, of Eight avenue and leaves two brothers, William and Alexander, and four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Stewart, Mrs. Chas. Remele, and Misses Lyda
and Sallie Thackston. Mr. Thackston was a devoted husband, a kind and
loving father, a dutiful and obedient son, and was loved and respected by all
who knew him. No man ever lived in the city who had more friends and fewer
enemies, and the great loss to the family will likewise be felt by his many
friends. The deceased was a consistent member of Johnson Memorial church;
also of the Ancient Order United Workman and the Knights of Honor. Owing
to the distance to come of some of the relatives who have been telegraphed for,
the time of the funeral cannot be stated, but due notice will be given. -Huntington Advertiser, Monday, Jul 10, 1899, pg. 2
THOMPSON, Mrs. Lydia Ann
MRS. LYDIA ANN THOMPSON — Eighty-two years old,
who died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. B. Guy, 1947 Tenth Avenue,
will be buried in Woodmere Cemetery following funeral services at 2:30 P. M.
tomorrow at the Cavendish-Johnson funeral Home with the Rev. B. R. Duncan
officiating. The body is at the funeral home.
-The Herald Dispatch, Nov. 27, 1953, pg. 21
THOMPSON, Mrs. W. E.
MRS. W. E. THOMPSON
Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Thompson, 42 years old, who died
Friday morning at a hospital here, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon
at the Hurricane Baptist church. Burial will be at the McCallister
Mrs. Thompson had resided in Hurricane several years, and was an
active member of the Baptist church, the Eastern Star lodge and Woman's
club. She had been ill several months before undergoing an
operation last Wednesday.
She leaves the husband, who is superintendent of Putnam county schools;
three daughters, Florence, Ruth and Frances Thompson, at home; two sons,
William and James Thompson; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Patterson, of New York
City; Mrs. Lenora Kemper, of Detroit, and Mrs. Lydia Stocker, of Seattle,
Wash.; two brothers, Arthur Queck, of Roanoke, Va., and William Queck, of
New York City.
Mrs. Thompson was born February 16, 1891, at Liepz Germany.
She came to the United States with her family when she was six years old.
-The Herald-Advertiser, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1933
THORNBURG, Frances B., Miss
LONG SICKNESS ENDS IN DEATH
Miss Thornburg Succumbs With Family At Bedside
Miss Frances B. Thornburg, prominent in business, club and church
activities, died at her home, 905 Seventh street, at 7:15 o'clock last
night, after a prolonged illness. Death was expected and the family
was at the bedside.
Funeral services will be held at the Johnson Memorial church tomorrow
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Dr. J. W. Pearson, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. Pall bearers have been
designated as follows: Judson G. Ramsey, Earl V. Townshend, Daniel Dawson,
Cyrus B. VanBibber, E. F. Wickline, Howard Hawkins, R. C. Buskirk and George
Miss Thornburg was born in Berkeley county, but came to Huntington with her
parents at an early age. She was educated in the public schools and at
Marshall College. Upon leaving school she embarked upon a successful
business career. For a number of years before her death she was
secretary and treasurer of the Mercereau-Hawkins Tie Co.
She was a charter member of the Current History Club and a past president of
that organization. She was also a past president of the Altrusa Club,
a member of Buford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Huntington
Chapter No. 150, United Daughters of the Confederacy and of Johnson Memorial
She is survived by her mother, the venerable Mrs. Collins U. Thornburg, and
the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. A. H. Yarbrough, 905 Seventh
street; Miss Lyde Thornburg, 905 Seventh street; Harry C. Thornburg, 2557
Third avenue; C. M. Thornburg, 905 Seventh street; Frank B. Thornburg, 504
Eleventh avenue, and E. H. Thornburg, 654, Sixth avenue. -The Herald-Dispatch,
18, 1931, pg. 1
THUMA, T. J.
DEATH CLAIMS T. J. THUMA
Was A Native of Virginia, But Had Been in Business Here for Many Years
T. J. Thuma, 76, a veteran of the Confederate army, a pioneer Huntington business man, and an excellent citizen, died at his home, No. 630, Washington avenue, at a few minutes past ten o o'clock this morning.
Mr. Thuma had been ill but a short time, and few of his friends knew that his death was imminent. the end came peacefully, while he was surrounded by the members of his family, and a few of his closer friends.
Mr. Thuma was born in the Valley of Virginia and was a gallant soldier in the Confederate army. He was a quiet, unassuming man, well liked and without an enemy in the world. He came to Huntington many years ago and established a dyeing and dry cleaning establishment, which he conducted at the time of his death.
Mr. Thuma was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist church and the funeral will be held there, conducted by Dr. M. L. Wood. Other arrangements have not been made.
Among the relatives who survive him are John Thuma, of this city; Oliver Thuma, of Cincinnati; a daughter, Mrs. LaFavor,
of Los Angeles, Cal. -The Herald Dispatch, May 5, 1913 Civil War Index