Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday - Joseph and Elvira Thompson

Joseph H.
Apr. 13, 1862
Oct. 23, 1926

Elvira His Wife
Aug. 5, 1863
Aug. 29, 1926

Joseph H. and Elvira Thompson are buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Caldwell County, Kentucky. This tombstone was photographed 10 December 2018.

Joseph H. Thompson and Elvira Cooksey were married 19 January 1892 in Caldwell County. [1] In 1918, Joseph H. and Elvira Thompson were living at 407 S. 19th Street, Paducah, Kentucky.[2]

According to her death certificate, Elvira Thompson died in Hopkinsville. The  names and birthplaces of her parents were not listed.[3] Her obituary states she was survived by her husband, one daughter, two sons, a sister and two brothers.

Joseph Henry Thompson was a carpenter by trade and was the son of Henry Thompson and Martha Crafton, both of whom were born in Kentucky. He died in Paducah.

[1] Kentucky Compiled Marriages 1851-1900, Ancestry.com.
[2] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1895; 1918, p. 45, Joseph H. Thompson (Elvira), 407 S. 19th, Paducah, Ancestry.com.
[3] Kentucky Death Record 1852 - 1965,  #19558 (1926), Elvira Thompson, Ancestry.com.

Published 7 Jan 2020, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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