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Lewis Thomson died Friday night, Dec. 19, 1913 at his beautiful home on upper Main St. where for many weeks he had suffered the pains of his terrible malady, cancer, which after more than a year cut short his earthly career where the ambition of his life had almost been realized and he was prepared to enjoy the fruits of his years of struggle and achievement in business.

On Nov. 27, 1912 Mr. Thomson submitted to an operation by Dr. Harvey, a famous Troy surgeon at the Samaritan Hospital and his condition improved as a result, but in October of this year he was compelled to retire to his home and bed. He was buried in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.

(Note - Lewis Thomson, a poor farm boy, was born April 8, 1853 on Spruce Mountain in Warrensburgh. A self-made man, by hard work and diligence, he worked his way up to being the most extensive dealer in real estate in this area. At one time he owned 27 farms. He was a cattle driver and dealer and went into partnership in 1898 with Albert H. Thomas in the pulp wood business on a large scale. Thomson owned 7,000 acres of rich timberlands in Underwood, Essex County in partnership with the Kenyon Lumber Co. of Sandy Hill.

On May 17, 1882 he married Miss Phebe Sisson and they had one daughter, Pearl Rice, wife of Philip E. Rice, a hotel man. In 1906, Thomson built his beautiful 27-room dream home on upper Main St., which is today the Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast. In 1913 the town mourned the passing of a truly great man.)

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