Obit. of Julia Graves Thomson



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.