DEATH OF A LOVELY GIRL.
The Clarksburg Telegram., January 26, 1900
Miss ‘Polly’ Thompson Succumbs suddenly to Rheumatism of the heart.
Beluah, or “Polly” Thompson as she was called by her family and among her friends, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Thompson, died at her home on Sycamore street, surrounded by loving parents, relatives and friends. The end came at 7 o’clock Sunday evening. On the preceding Tuesday she seemed in perfect health.
The ailment was an attack of some form of acute rheumatism to which she was subject, and in this instance went to the heart. Some two years ago she had an attack that threatened her life but the disease did not then reach a vital organ, and she recovered to enjoy more perfect health than before.
Aged 14 years, she was just about entering young womanhood, and was beloved by all who knew her. She was quiet, gentle, intelligent and frank, no airs nor any affectation but just ‘Polly’ a model girl that any parent would be proud of.
Her parents have the sincere sympathy of all their neighbors, who are doing everything in their power to soften their sorrow.
Rev. Mr. Richardson, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, paid a beautiful tribute at the funeral services Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.