Merced Sun Star
Dec. 9, 1940
William Thompson Dies In Merced
 William Thompson, 58, died at General hospital Sunday. Thompson was born in Ireland, had lived in California 28 years and in Merced 20 years.
 He leaves his widow Mrs. Estella Thompson in Merced, three daughters Mrs. Dorothy Beutel, Ethel and Esther Thompson of Merced, and two brothers, Sam Thompson of Iowa and James Thompson of Ireland. A sister Miss Mary Ann Thompson lives in Ireland.
 Thompson was a member of the Merced Colony grange.
 Arrangements were being made at Ivers and Alcorn funeral home.

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