Biography of Thomas F. Thompson

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Thomas F. Thompson, of the firm of Thompson & Anderson, grain merchants, dealers in coal, lime, cement and hair, of Leland, was born in Norway, Sept. 7, 1832. He was the son of Thermod P. Flattre, of Leland, a native of Norway. Mr. Thompson came to the United States in 1844, settling in the town of Norway, Racine Co., Wis., where he remained until 1852, when he went to Chicago, arid then went to Leland in 1854, and engaged with A. A. Klove, for two years, then sold his interest to Mr. Klove. Then went to Atchison County, Kan., and engaged in running a saw-mill for two years, then went to Creston, Ill., and kept store for eight years. He then went to Leland, and engaged in his present business. He was Town Clerk for five years, is a member of the Lutheran church, in which he was confirmed in 1848. June 19, 1861, he was married to Miss Caroline Satter, a daughter of Ole T. Satter. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were the parents of ten children, six of them living- Lewis P., Stanley O., Cora M., Nellie E., Jeannette O., and Charlotte T.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886