Obit. of Mollie E. Johnston Thomson




A Pioneer Woman Was Buried Today

Mrs. L.M. Thomson Died at the Home in Slater Sunday.
Funeral at Baptist Church.

The funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Elnora, wife of Lucian M. Thomson, was held at the Baptist church this morning at 10:30, conducted by the Rev. R.W. settle and interment made in the city cemetery.
Mrs. Thomson died Sunday afternoon at the home in Slater at the advanced age of nearly seventy years, and for the past fifty-three years had been a resident of Saline county. The deceased was born in Clark county, near Kahoka, August 22, 1859, and was the daughter of Andrew L. Johnston and Lauretta Bush Johnston. She grew to womanhood in that county and on May 17, 1876, she married Lucian M. Thomson. In a short time Mr. and Mrs. Thomson came to Saline county and since that time made their home here, being one of the pioneer families of the county.
In 1876 the deceased joined the Baptist church at Orearville and later transferred her membership to the New Prospect Baptist church where it remained until her death. She was a member of the Slater Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
The parents of Mrs. Thomson were among the pioneer settlers of Clark county and the parents of Mr. Thomson among those of Saline county. She was a niece of the late Judge Wm. D. Bush and a grand daughter of the Rev. Caleb Bush, a widely known Baptist preacher in Clark county many years ago.
She is survived by the husband and four sons, who are: James L. of Normal, Ill., Early J. and Lucius of Slater, and Clifford of Kansas City, all of whom were here to attend the funeral services. Also by one brother, Andrew L. Johnston of Clark county, and ten grand children.