Obituary – Thomas V. Thompson
East Liverpool Tribune
T.V. THOMPSON CALLED AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
Toxemia Poisoning Takes Away Popular Real Estate Broker
And Former Chief of Police,
Will Be Missed By All.
The Creator in His infinite wisdom, at 5:30 o’clock last evening (March 6, 1911) called on of the city’s most highly esteemed residents, Thomas V. Thompson, aged 41 years, who succumbed to an attack of toxemia poisoning following an illness of but forty-eight hours. This sudden call into the Far Beyond takes from the home a loving husband and father, and from the city, one of its most prominent characters, and a popular candidate for mayor.
Mr. Thompson had been enjoying unusually good health for the past few weeks and early Saturday afternoon seemed in an especially good humor, laughing and joking with those associated with him in his offices. Later in the afternoon he complained of a slight pain in his back and abdomen. Toward 6 o’clock in the evening he started for his home on Jefferson street. Finding himself getting weaker, he asked assistance of a relative he met and managed to reach his destination. His condition was immediately seen to be serious and at 6:30 he was confined to his bed. From that hour until death came last evening his condition gradually weakened. A number of physicians were called to his bedside yesterday afternoon, but the patient was then slowly dying. Between noon and the hour that he passed away last evening he was kept alive only by his strong vitality. Death was due to toxemia poisoning, or an accumulation of poison in the system, agitated by a severe cold and pneumonia.
Mr. Thompson, had he lived, would have celebrated his forty-second birthday anniversary in September. He was born in this city, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Thompson, and spent his entire life here. When but a young man, he became associated with his mother, in the grocery business. Here he continued to work until in the fall of 1900 when he stepped into the city’s municipal circles by being elected chief of police, under Mayor W. C. Davidson’s administration, which position he ably filled for over three years. In this office he became widely known and by his efficient work served the city most faithfully.
He was united in marriage with Miss Mary A. Smith, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Smith of this city, at Pittsburg, nine years ago next September. He then retired from the political arena and opened an insurance and real estate office. His business grew until he had become recognized as one of the city’s most prominent insurance and real estate agents. In the fall of 1909 he merged his insurance holdings with the Potters Insurance Agency company, and was made manager and secretary of the organization, which position he held a the time of his death. AT the same time he became manager of the Insurance Agency company he took in Arthur Wallover as a partner in his real estate business, which is now one of the best in the city.
Deceased was a member of East Liverpool lodge No. 258, B. P. O. E., Stratton Circle No. 40, Protectel Home Circle, and Peabody lodge No. 19, Knights of Pythias. His bright smile and kind ways, made him a favorite with everyone. He made friends easily and was one of East Liverpool’s most popular residents. Careful in his business affairs, he made a success of every undertaking. His death takes from the city one of its most worthy citizens and one who will be greatly mourned in his home, especially, where his departure is mourned by a loving wife and daughter, Ruth, aged 9 years, will his death be most deeply felt.
Besides his wife and child, deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: John Thompson, R. G. Thompson, Geo. Viney, Sr., Mrs. Louis Steinfeld, Mrs. Ed. Carson and Miss Anna Thompson. Funeral services will be held from the late home on Jefferson street at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Riverview cemetery.
Friends may view the remains between the hours of 7 and 10 o’clock this evening.