Saturday, March 12, 2016

Obituary of Mrs. Maud Lena Allen Thompson, 1887-1916

Mrs. Maud L. (Allen) Thompson was born on November 28, 1888 (or 1887) to Thomas and Christiana Allen of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. On April 27, 1915, Maud married Rev. Herbert Joseph Thompson, a Methodist minister. Sadly, Maud died on March 17, 1916 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, from nephritis and influenza. A lengthy obituary for Mrs. Maud Lena Allen Thompson was found in the notebook of my Great Grandmother Ada Steen Parker. The obituary stated that she was born and reared in a Methodist home, and she possessed a "rare cultured voice and delighted to use it for the glory of God." Funeral services for Maud Thompson were held at the North Royalton Methodist Episcopal Church, where Rev. Thompson had formerly been the minister. Maud was survived by a young daughter, her husband, her parents, six sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Maud Thompson was buried at the North Royalton Cemetery in the Allen family lot. Rev. Thompson went on to marry again, Rachel House, another young lady with strong faith. From 1950 to 1960, Rev. Thompson was the general manager of the Lakeside Association. He lived to be 96, passing away in 1983 in the Youngstown area.

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