THE GILLIAM GLOBE, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1919
MRS. FLORA E. THOMSON
Mrs. Flora E. Thomson, one of Slater's remarkable and
aged women passed from the arena of earthly activities Monday
morning at the home of her son, Quincy A. Thomson, in Kansas City
and after a lingering illness lasting through the fall and winter.
Mrs. Thomson went to Springfield last June to visit at the home
of her son, Reuben Thomson and on coming back to the home of the
son in Kansas City became ill. Her advanced years were against
her and she gradually grew weaker until the end came Monday. At
the time of her passing away she was 88 years, 11 months and 3
days old. Her advanced age, however, until the last sickness never
interfered with her usual going and coming. She was always unusually
active for one of her age and never gave up.
The remains were brought to Slater Monday night on the Hummer and were taken direct to the home of J. Will Field, her son-in-law, with whom she had made her home for a number of years. The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Baptist church conducted by the Rev. G. C. Monroe. The burial was at Rehoboth Cemetary near Slater.
She is survived by the two sons, Quincy A. Thomson of Kansas City and Reuben Thomson of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. J. Will Field, the only daughter, died two years ago last February.
Before her marriage to the late Quincy A. Thomson she was Flora E. McDaniel, a daughter of the late Judge McDaniel whose family figured so prominently in Saline County history. The subject of this sketch was born in Virginia, coming with the parents when she was yet a child to Missouri. The family settled at Boonville where they lived a few years before coming to the what has ever since been known as the McDaniel farms west of Slater. She had two full sisters, who have preceded her to rest: Mrs. William Bell and Mrs. Chris Ross. Several half brothers belonged to this family, all noted men of in history of Saline. Of these but one is living, Giles McDaniel of Kansas City.
Deceased had made her home with the son-in-law and daughter since the death of her husband, the late Q. A. Thomson in a federal prison in St. Louis during the late Civil War.
THE SLATER NEWS RUSTLER, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1943
Quincy A. Thomson, retired mail clerk and Saline county
native, passed away in Kansas City Monday of this week at the
age of 81 years, his death following an illness of some duration.
Mr. Thomson was member of the First Baptist Church of Kansas City and of the Business Men's Bible Class and so long as his health permitted had been active in the work of the church.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, the former Miss May Gaines of Slater; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gleason, of Pittsburg, Pa., and one son, Virgil Thomson, of New York, besides other relatives and a host of friends, for he was a man who was deservedly held in high esteem among all his acquaintances and there are many of the old time friends in Slater and Saline county who will be grieved over his death.
About two weeks ago Mr. Thomson suffered a heart attack and a short time later pneumonia developed resulting in his death. Mrs. Lillian Post, sister-in-law, went to Kansas City last week to assist in his care.
Mrs. Beulah Gaines, another sister of Mrs. Thomson, states that the funeral services will be held in Kansas City Thursday morning and the remains will be brought to Slater for interment in the Rehoboth Baptist cemetery Thursday afternoon with short graveside services.