Ruptured, Rendering Mrs. M. M. Thompson Unconscious.
Alarm Felt Over Her Serious Condition.
The Daily Telegram., December 29, 1902
Mrs. M. M. Thompson lies at the point of death and her recovery is very doubtful. She went to her mother’s in the neighborhood at 11 o’clock this morning, apparently in the best of health. She ruptured a blood vessel and Drs. Morgan and Bowcock were immediately called. It was found necessary to bleed her. She lies unconscious and the members of the family are greatly alarmed.
Mr. Thompson was down town attending to some business matters and was telephoned for. Before leaving he had given Mrs. Thompson money with which to buy a wedding present and she was preparing to go to purchase it, when the rupture of the blood vessel occurred. Mrs. Thompson suffers from apoplexy and physicians say her case is hopeless.
Is Mrs. Marcellus M. Thompson at Mother’s Home.
End Comes Peacefully After One Day’s Illness.
News Received by Community With Sadness.
The Daily Telegram., December 30, 1902
The Clarksburg Telegram., January 02, 1903
The death of Mrs. Marcellus M. Thompson, whose condition was reported critical Monday evening, died at 9:30 o’clock that night at her home. The death of Mrs. Thompson was due to apoplexy with which she was attacked at 11 o’clock in the forenoon of that day.
The news of her death was received by all her many friends with deepest pain. It was with such suddenness that it appeared incomprehensible and all were much shocked.
Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of James P. Davis, deceased, a leading business man here in his life time. She was a member of one of the best known and most highly respected families in Harrison County. Her friends were legion. Her death removes from our midst an exemplary woman, a popular and valuable member of society, a loving mother and a devoted wife.
The husband, children and relatives have the sincere and unbounded sympathy of the enitre community in their sad bereavement.
Members of the family who survive are her mother, sisters Mrs. John T. Harris, of this city; and Mrs. Stella Stryker, of Parkersburg; brothers Rev. Forbes B. Davis, of Ohio; and Charles Davis, of this city; her husband and two small sons. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.