Chapman Thompson Oct. 1957 history

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Oct. 1957 history - B\j BASHIA HAMILTON COLCORD - The Thompsons not...
B\j BASHIA HAMILTON COLCORD - The Thompsons not only claim to be the oldest family in this part of the county, but also the longest lived. The average life time of the members of the clan has been S7 years. Jarreil was -accompanied hsre from Virginia by a lad named Chapman Thompson, who later m a r r i e d Jarrdl's daughter, Letha. This was the beginning of the Thompson clan. Twelve children were born to the couple -- Squire Harry, Lorenzo, Alfred, Gibson, Calous, Minerva, Ella, Martha, Sarah, JJancy and "Sis". Sarah died in 1916 at the age of 77. She was the only unmarried one of the twelve. Since Shan all have died, all having lived long Squire dicci in 1917 at the age of S? Harry in 1D23 at the age of 88 Calous m 1938 at 78 years of age Gibson was 83, Nancy 100 "Sis 1 ' 96, Lorenzo 91, Ella 89, Martha 95 Aimerva 79, and Alfred 89. There are three, four and even five' generations living in each ot their famines o. the Thompson clan. "Uncle" Henry Thompson, 88 son of Gibson and Alice L a f f e r t y inompson, was born in 1869 at To- bm, now Amcagle, when at an ear- Jy age his p a r e n t s moved to Kav- le-ephoMi _ AH Dcp.«tn-.ioli_ _ .«n- JJcckicy CL 3-3321 C. 3 jfcQUADE - -- 15 " " TM » '" In his immediate family there were five children, three boys and two girls. Uncle Henry has outlived his brothers and sisters, and remains the survivor of the clan. It well to mentionjhal they loo,' lived to a ripe old age. As a youth Uncle Henry sawed togs, cut timber, farmed a little and ater settled for a "coal mini er s life. As a miner he dug and loaded coal, and many other types of work connected with m i n i n ^ a . n .y y. ears "f his life were spent at the Acme and Kayford mines Cabin Creek, two of the oldest mines m Kanawha County, known then as Old Consolidated Coal Co but now known as Truax-Traer Coal Co. Ho married Miss Roxie' Nelson nnd they became the p a r e n t five children, three of whom died infancy. Two daughters, Mrs. Marie Dillon and Mrs. Lula Jarreil, live within stone throw of the aged man. · He has lived alone for many years, cooking and doing for himself, until just recently when he underwent eye surgery, and a little later, developed pneumonia fever that hospitalized him for a couple of weeks. Since his return lo his home he is in a weakcnd and feeble condition, unable to do much for himself, but he is well c*rpd for by h:s daughters who cook and carry his meals to him, and also clean little cabin. They do his laundry so sll that Uncle Henry has to do s 'sit', and rest in his cabin from which lie refuses !o budge to live with the daughters. Too, in his family the proverbial five generations are living, his two daughters, their six children, five great grand-children and two great- great grandchildren. Unc!e Henry is jovial, kind and likes to n a r r a t e past events his personal knowledge. Today's Prayer Editor · a

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  1. The Raleigh Register,
  2. 09 Oct 1957, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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