Biography of George Topsett
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George Tompsett, Postmaster, R. R. agent, express agent and merchant, Edgerton, was born in Prince Edward Co., Canada, Sept. 13, 1852, and is a son of James Tompsett, a native ot England, who settled in Canada about 1845. George came with his parents to Cannon tp. in 1863.; he farmed until 1877, when he came to Edgerton and purchased the store of Mr. Tryon. He carries a full line of everything usually kept in a first class general store. He carries a capital of $2,000 and does a business of $18,000, which is gradually increasing. January, 1875, he married Miss Sarah S. House, daughter of J. W. House, of this tp., of whom further mention is made elsewhere in this work. They have one daughter, Lena Maud. Mr. Tompsett has been eminently successful in business, for when he began he had hut $500.

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