THE SLATER NEWS, TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1930
Mrs. Julia Thomson
Died Thursday, February 27, at Age of 83 years -- Funeral Saturday.
Julia Franklin Graves, daughter of A.S. and Augusta Jane
Graves, was born in Marion County, Kentucky, November 24, 1846.
She was two years of age when the family moved to Missouri and
settled in Atchison county on what is now known as the Rankli
Farm. At the close of the Civil War, she moved with her parents
to Gilliam and was living there when she married John W. Thomson
October 15, 1869. Mr. Thomson died October 18, 1916. Seven children
came to the home and of the seven three survive the mother. They
are W.E. Thomson of Spearman, Texas; Claude W. Thomson of Slater;
Mrs. V.L. Crawford of Indianapolis, Ind.
The record of the old family Bible shows that Mrs. Thomson was baptized in the Methodist church by Presiding Elder Rev. D.R. Baxter, July 4, 1958(?).
The deceased passed away February 27 at the advanced age of 83 years. For the past 70 years she was a highly esteemed citizen of Saline county.
Funeral services were held from the Slater Methodist church Saturday after, conducted by the Rev. E.T. Raney and interment made in the city cemetery.