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THOMPSON, Ben A.


SOURCE NOTATION:
    Cambria Freeman, 31 Aug 1906, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Ex-Editor Ben Thompson Seriously Injured and Dies

Indiana, August 23 — Ben A. Thompson, formerly editor of the Glen Campbell “Journal,” was seriously injured yesterday afternoon by the premature explosion of a blast in the mines at Chambersville, this county. He was taken on an evening train to Adrian Hospital at Punxsutawney.

Benton R. Thompson died in the Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, Friday evening. He was about 33 years of age and was a son of T. St. Clair Thompson, of Kellysburg, and had served in the Spanish-American War. For a time he conducted the Glen Campbell “Journal.” The remains were taken to the home of the deceased’s father near Marion Center, where burial services were held Sunday.

The deceased was a cousin of the editor of the Mountaineer-Herald.

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