NAME: Thompson, Lloyd N. (m. Mary Hubel)
OBIT: [d. 30 August 1943, Tama County, Iowa]
DEATH CLAIMS L.N. THOMPSON, MARSHALL 37 YRS, Funeral Services Today At 2p.m.
Lloyd N. Thompson, 74, Toledo chief of police for more than 37 years, died Monday night at his home after an illness of three weeks. Death came at 11:55 and was due to a heart ailment and complications. Mr. Thompson had retired from active duty several years ago but had been subject to call since that time.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. in the Henderson Funeral home in Toledo. Rev. R. A. Van Giesen, of Tama, will officiate. Mrs. John Gray will sing, accompanied by Mrs. P. H. Overturf. Pall bearers will be J. P. Walters, Hugo H. Joens, N. S. Peterman, E. O. Harris, F. C. McClaskey and Walter S. Huyck. Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.
Toledo business houses will close this afternoon from 2 to 3 o'clock in memory of Mr. Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was born August 2, 1869, at LeGrand, the son of Richard Nelson Thompson and Sarah Jane Kidwalder Thompson. He moved with his parents to Garwin where he made his home until he came to Toledo at the age of 23. He was married in 1893 to Mary Hubel, a year after he came to Toledo.
During his youth, Mr. Thompson spent an adventurous boyhood. When he was a small boy he made two trips to Miami county, Ohio, with his father in a covered wagon. At 17 he drove a span of mules from Garwin to Winfield, Kansas, where he remained two years in the employ of Ed Stewart.
When he first came to Toledo the late chief of police was employed for a year by Dr. E. R. Smith. Following this he worked as a mason for Dan W. Turbett and C.W. Ennis. He was also employed by the late Jack Norton of Traer prior to his first appointment as police chief.
William M. Connell, former Toledo Mayor, appointed Mr. Thompson chief of police on April 1, 1905. He served eight terms under Connelll. From that time on, he served actively until about 1937 when he retired by remained subject to call. Mr. Thompson received much praise during his 37-year career as police chief for his efficient service.
An article in the Toledo Chronicle on April 7, 1921, when Mr. Thompson began his 23rd year, states: "He has never failed to do his duty when called, and can always be found on short notice. Whenever he has had his rest in the daytime he is usually down town and ever and always on the job." Known as "Cute" to his many friends in Toledo, he will long be remembered as one of Toledo's most beloved citizens.
Survivors include the widow, one son, M. R. Thompson, Toledo; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Poland, Gladbrook, and Mrs. Dane Glendy, Tama; two brothers, Lafe Thompson, Wisconsin Dells, WI, and Rev. Dave Thompson, Riverside CA; and one sister, Mrs. Otto Shuler, of Faribault MN. One child, LeRoy Hubert Thompson, died March 6, 1901. Six grandchilren and four great grandchildren also survive.
The Thompsons were married at Vining April 26, 1894, and would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary next year. He was a member of the Methodist church.