THOMPSON, JOHN B "DICK" - Benton County, Arkansas | JOHN B "DICK" THOMPSON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John B "Dick" THOMPSON

Butler Creek Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

January 30, 1867 - January 3, 1919

*Obituary
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, January 10, 1919

THOMPSON, J.B. {Dick} - Postmaster Dick Thompson of Sulphur Springs died rather suddenly last Friday at his home in that city. Mr. Thompson was about 50 years of age and had lived in Sulphur most of his life, altho for some years was a commercial traveler. He was a jolly one and very conspicuous on account of his size, weighing about 427 pounds. He was single.

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, January 10, 1919

J.B. Thompson, druggist and postmaster at Sulphur Springs, died suddenly at his home there last Friday evening at the age of about 53 years. Dick, as he was generally called. was well known in Little Rock and Ft. Smith as well as in Northwest Arkansas. He was born in eastern Arkansas and came to Bentonville with his parents about 35 years ago. His father was a doctor and had his office where the courthouse now stands. Dick was for many years a salesman for the Loose-Wiles Candy Co. of Kansas City. He afterwards came to Sulphur Springs and bought considerable property and entered the drug business. His drug store was a model one and one of the best in the county. At the beginning of Wilson's administration he was appointed postmaster. In size Mr. Thompson was almost a giant and weighed about 450 pounds. He was not married. Last summer he was overcome by heat and from this shock it is thought that he never fully recovered.

Contributed on 5/12/09 by judyfrog
Email This Contributor

Record #: 192679

NOTICE: THE COPYING OF ANY WEBSITE PHOTO OR DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF THE ARKANSAS GRAVESTONES ADMINISTRATORS OR OWNER OF THE PHOTO SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS THEFT AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. SEE TERMS OF USE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Thank you for visiting the Arkansas Gravestones

On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in Arkansas, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page. Contributing to this geneology archive helps family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Submitted: 5/12/09 • Approved: 11/23/13 • Last Updated: 11/26/13 • R192679-G0-S3

Other GPP Projects  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Site Map  |  Admin Login