Biography of C. T. Thompson
Marin County, CA Biographies





C. T. Thompson. The subject of this sketch was born in Norway June 24, 1836, and at the age of twelve years he went into service on a sailing vessel, and at the age of fourteen, and while the ship was in New York harbor, he left her, taking up his residence in New York City. The vessel was lost on her return trip. He was master of a pleasure boat on the Hudson river for a short time, then made two trips to London, England, in a packet ship, and one to Havre, and returned to New York, where he was made second mate of a line of packets on the Potomac river, running to Alexandria, Virginia. In 1856 he shipped on the "Victoria," Captain Gardner master, leaving New York harbor in October, and in due time arrived in San Francisco. He at once went to the mines at Sebastopol Sacramento county, where he remained till he came to Tomales in 1862. Here he was engaged by Warren Dutton in the shipping trade. On April 11, 1873, he opened his meat market, and has since continued that business in Tomales. Married Minnie Bettner on August 24, 1867. She was.born in Wilmington, New Castle county, Delaware, May 8, 1847. She died June 29, 1875. Charles William and Carrie Willmina are their children.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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