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Alexander McKee Family

Randolph County, Illinois, United States of America

Mary Jane (McKee) Thompson

1.3.2               Mary Jane McKee

                      b. 11 May 1837 Port Norris, County Armagh, N. Ireland

                      d. 1 Jan 1886 Six-Mile Prairie, Randolph County, Illinois

                      m. 10 May 1859 Randolph County, Illinois

                      Joseph Thompson

                      b. Dec 1830 County Down, Ireland

                      d. 6 Dec 1898 Randolph County, Illinois


  William James Thompson

                      b. 2 Jan 1860 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 12 Dec 1944 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

  Sarah Jane Thompson

                      b. 20 Nov 1861 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 7 Jan 1909 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  George Henry Thompson

                      b. 23 Aug 1864 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 6 May 1896 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  Salena Thompson

                      b. 1867 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 23 Feb 1896 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  Mary Margaret Thompson

                      b. 1869 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 10 Jan 1897 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  Agnes Minerva Thompson

                      b. 1872 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 25 May 1896 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

  Ada Thompson

                      b. 17 Apr 1878 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois


  Joseph Edward Thompson

                      b. 17 May 1881 Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois

                      d. 14 May 1905 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois


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Transcribed from The Plaindealer, Friday, 12 Jan 1909


Roll of the Departed Deaths Occurring in Sparta and Vicinity During Past Week and Place of Internment.



Sarah J., wife of Mr. H. E. MCGUIRE, died at the family home two and one-half miles northwest of Sparta, at 11:10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, aged 47 years, 1 month and 17 days. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. THOMPSON, and was born on the farm six miles southeast of Sparta, and always lived in this community. She was a member of a family of six children, all of whom are deceased except two. Mr. W. J. THOMPSON, of Chicago, and Miss Ada THOMPSON, of this city. She was united in marriage with Mr. H. E. MCGUIRE in 1884. To this union two children were born, Harry T. and Mary L. both of whom survive and remain at home with their father. Deceased enlisted in the cause of Christianity and nearly all her life was active in church affairs, and during her last illness she expressed the utmost faith in the final home of the Christian beyond the grave.


The funeral services was held at the family residence at 1 o’clock p.m, Saturday, Jan. 9, and were conducted y the Rev. James MCILROY. Internment was at Caledonia cemetery.


In this connection the family desires to express their gratitude to the neighbors and friends for their many kindnesses during the illness and at the funeral of the beloved wife and mother.

Transcribed from The Sparta Plaindealer Sparta, Illinois, Friday, 15 Jan 1897


Died, at her home near this city, Sunday, January 10, 1897, Miss Maggie THOMPSON, daughter of Mr. Joseph THOMPSON, aged about 33 years. Consumption was the dread disease that carried her away, her death being the fourth that has occurred in the family within the past eleven months, three girls and one son, all victims of the same disease. A few months ago she was sent down to Texas in the hope that the climate would prove beneficial, but little or no benefit was derived from her residence there. She was a young Christian lady whose many good qualities endeared her to a large circle of friends, and her death is deeply mourned. Her funeral was held from the family residence Tuesday forenoon, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. A. HENDERSON. Internment in Caledonia cemetery. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of our people in the _______ and sad bereavement that had visited their home.

Transcribed from The Sparta Plaindealer, Friday, May 29, 1896, Page 1



At her home, Monday, May 25th, 1896, Miss Agnes M. THOMPSON, after many months of patient suffering from consumption. Agnes was born and grew up under Christian influence and was faithful to her church and held it high in her affection. During her long affliction she enjoyed in her soul the deep and abounding peace of God. Her many friends were drawn to her by her living character and Christ likeness. She was a resigned Christian, a bright and beloved member of her family, but her soul has gone home to its reward.


Funeral services at the family home were held on Tuesday Afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. John A. HENDERSON, a large concourse of sympathizing friends attending. Interment in Caledonia cemetery.

Guardian's Bond Randolph County Court House, Chester, IL Book E Page 141


J. C. PERKINS, John G. TAYLOR and Albert TAYLOR apply for guardianship for Joseph Edward THOMPSON. J. C. PERKINS is named his guardian.


State of Illinois, Randolph County SS

In the county court, January Term, A. D. 1899, To the Hon. W. N. WILSON Judge of said Court. The undersigned respectfully represent that he is minor, about the age of fourteen years, to wit: of the age of 17 years on the 17th day of May A.D. 1898, and heir of and entitled to a distributive share in the estate of Joseph THOMPSON late of said County, deceased, and having no father living, or other legal Guardian residing in said State, respectfully requests that J. C. PERKINS of Sparta may be appointed my Guardian.

(signed) Joseph Edward THOMPSON

Sparta Jan, 3, A.D. 1899