Died at the Soldiers’ Home, Roseburg, Oregon, March 8th, 1923, Jerry B. Thompson, age 87 years.
The remains arrived in Union on No. 24 Monday, March 12 and were accompanied by his daughter Mrs. Havemann and granddaughter, Elma Davis Havemann.
The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Union, March 13, 1923 at 2:30 p.m., and (?) was offered by Rev. Quinn of the Methodist Episcopal Church; services by Rev. Hughes who read the 99th Psalm. He talked from the words “The untrodden way or the new road.” He paid a fitting tribute to this old pioneer who endured many hardships in an early day and helped to blaze the trail that we of today are enjoying the comforts and pleasures of. A solo “Face to Face” was rendered by Mrs. Helene Stearns and impressive music by the choir. The Union Lodge of Odd Fellows and the Rebekah attended in a body. Services at the cemetery were conducted by the I.O.O.F.
Contributed by: Larry Rader