Biography of A. J. W. Thompson
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

A. J. W. Thompson, assistant postmaster and county auditor, was born at Howell, Livingston county, Michigan, February 24th, 1841 This town was organized by his ancestors. He was. reared on his father's farm, receiving his early education at the common schools, and at the Agricultural school of Lansing, Michigan. Also learned the carpenter's trade, but worked at it very little. In 1860 he removed to New York and to Iowa the next year. Enlisted in 1862 in the Thirty second Iowa Infantry, serving until mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, in 1865. During the same year came to Hastings and clerked in the register of deeds office until 1868, then worked at his trade one year, being appointed deputy auditor in 1869. In 1873, assumed the position of assistant postmaster, and in the fall of 1880, was elected county auditor. Mr. Thompson has been married three times. His present wife, Amelia V. Thompson, he married in 1876. William and Emma are the children.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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