Birth : Nov. 30, 1847, Shelby County, Indiana.
Death : Jul. 14, 1924, Culver, Ottawa County, Kansas.
Photo was provided by Jon Thompson
James Harvey Thompson, aged 76 years died Monday afternoon, July 14, 1924, about 3 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Purcell, twelve miles Northwest of Salina. Mr. Thompson was a retired farmer, having come to Kansas from Shelbyville, Indiana, in 1870, and has lived in Saline County ever since.
The funeral will be held at the Culver United Bretheren church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Dowds officiating. Burial will be held in the Culver Union Cemetery. Salina G.A. R members will attend, and take charge of the funeral services. He was a member of the United Brethren Church.
He was a Civil War Veteran having served with Company "G", 54th Regiment Illinois Infantry, and was a member of the local John A. Logan Post of the G. A. R. He is survived by two daughters; Mrs. W. A. Purcell of Culver and Mrs. Rose Alldaffer, Salina, and one son James E. Thompson, Salina.
Civil war service record.
Name THOMPSON, JAMES H., Rank Private, Company G., Unit 54 ILL., US INF., Residence GRANDVIEW, EDGAR CO, ILL., Age 18, Height 5' 10, Hair LIGHT, Eyes GRAY, Complexion FAIR, Marital Status N/A, Occupation FARMER, Joined When MAR 27, 1864, Joined Where MILTON, ILL., Period 3 YRS., Muster In MAR 30, 1864, Muster In Where MATTOON, ILL., Muster Out OCT 15, 1865, Muster Out Where LITTLE ROCK, AR.