Thompson, Annie “Pearl”

Class of 1924
Graduation Essay:
“Vocational Guidance for Girls”

Birth: 6 Sep 1908
Death: 15 Jan 1995

Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cleveland, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 84662158.

Asheville Citizen Times (Asheville, NC), January 18, 1995, p.12.

ROWAN COUNTY – Pearl Thompson died Sunday, January 15, 1995 following several years of declining health.

Miss Pearl, as she was known, was elected Secretary of the North Carolina State Grange in 1933 and served actively in that role for 56 years, until her retirement. Her work in the State Grange brought her into contact with State Grange leaders, including: W. Clarence Poe; W. Kerr Scott; Robert W. Scott; Harry B. Caldwell; Margaret Caldwell; Lloyd Massey; Jim Oliver; and present Grange Master Robert Caldwell. In addition, she was cousin to Jim Graham, Commissioner of Agriculture.

She was a graduate of Mount Amoena Academy and a retired public school teacher in Rowan County.

Her funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 1995 at her life long church, Lebanon Lutheran in Cleveland, N.C. She taught Sunday School and had been a member of the church council. She is survived by two nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or to the State Grange Youth Fund.