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Mrs. Linna (Booth) Thompson

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The Seattle Times
Tuesday, July 3, 1951
Page 22, Column 3
Maiden name: Booth

Mrs. Thompson, Northwest Pioneer, Taken by Death

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Linna Maria Thompson, 92, who came to the Puget Sound area in 1863, will be held at 10:30 o’clock Thursday forenoon in Calvary, with burial following.

Mrs. Thompson, who lived in Santa Barbara, California, for the past few years, died there Friday. Funeral services were held in Santa Barbara. The Bonney-Watson Co. is in charge of the graveside services here.

Mrs. Thompson is a member of the Booth family, early Washington State pioneers. Her brother, Laurence S. Booth, who retired as Chairman of the Washington Title Insurance Co. in 1949, has had a prominent part in civic activities and community improvements.

Mrs. Thompson, who was a member of the Washington State Pioneers, came to this state when she was 4 years old. Her parents took her to Port Townsend, Jefferson County, by way of the Isthmus of Panama from her birthplace in Michigan. She moved to Seattle in 1872.

Surviving, besides her brother are her son, James H. Young, Oakland, California; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse F. Ives, Seattle and Mrs. Lina Maria Thomas, New York; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Fairbairn, Seattle; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson’s husband, Millard, died about 1935.


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