THOMPSON, Richard & Orlie (Ward)


Front Row: Orlie Ward and Richard Thompson
Back Row: Mabel Thompson, Olive Ward, Floyd Ward and Benjamin Thompson.
(Orlie and Olive are identical twins)

Richard Thompson is the son of Paul Christian Thompson and Anna Siewertsen. He was born July 2, 1892 in Mason City, Iowa. He died July 28, 1948 in Jacobson, Aitkin County, Minnesota. He is buried in Jacobson, Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Orlie Ardella Ward is the daughter of George Ward (1858-1935) and Hannah Housman (1858-1950). Orlie was born April 3, 1898 in Blooming Prairie, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. She died May 1967 in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota. She is buried in Jacobson, Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Richard and Orlie had 11 children: Doyle Richard, Paul Clifton, Alton, Crystal Anna, Alverd, Nyla Zadel, Darold Everett, Robert Duane, Kenneth Dale, George Harvey, and Constance Olive.

They lived and raised their family in Cornish Township in the Jacobson area of Aitkin County.

Richard and Orlie (Ward) Thompson ~ date unknown
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Karen Klennert


William Albert TULLY born 9/1/1853 and Catherine (nee MULHERN) born 12/ 26/1846 migrated in the early 1880's to Aitken from Halifax, Nova Scotia where their two sons, Richard James TULLY and Felix Albert TULLY, and two daughters Anne Catherine TULLY and Margaret Ellen TULLY were born. William worked on several jobs when he came to Minnesota but was mainly in the logging business at first. William led a very active life and volunteered in his community. In 1900 William was listed as an engineer in Aitkin. William and Catherine lived out the remainder of their lives in Aitken and are buried in St. Thomas Cemetary.

In 1900 Richard J. TULLY lived and worked at the Willard Hotel in Aitkin as a hotel clerk at the age of 24. On September 26, 1900 he married Marie Sophie Samuelson who came from Sweden. By 1930 Richard owned a gasoline service station where two of his sons also worked. Their children were Albert, Gordon, Margaret Eleanor, Frederick, Eloise, Inez and Pauline. Richard and Marie Sophie lived out there lives in Aitkin and are buried in St. Thomas Cemetary along with daughters Margaret Eleanor Cartie and Inez Brown.

In 1900 at the age of 18, Felix Albert Tully was a milk wagon driver and living with his parents in Aitkin. In Aitkin, in 1905 he married Margaret Catherine MEAGHER who was born in Minnesota. Their children were William, Gerald, Carlton, Catherine, Rose, Regina, and Jack all born in Aitkin. Felix moved his family and in 1920 was a restaurant/boarding house owner in Britton, Marshall Co, South Dakota. In 1930 he and his family had moved back to Minnesota, Stearns, St. Cloud where he owned a taxi service. Finally moving his family to Los Angeles California. Felix and Margaret are buried in Holy Cross Cemetary in Gardena, California.

Anna Catherine TULLY married Edward J. Holdorf.

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