Biography of Oscar Thompson
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Thompson, Oscar, born in Tioga County, N. Y., June 12, 1844, was reared on a farm, and August 9, 1862, enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Ninth Infantry New York Volunteers, serving till the close of the war. July 4, 1864, he married Mary, daughter of Harry and Hannah Noyes, of Newark Valley, N. Y. They have three children, a son, Lovern O., and two daughters, Minnie E. and Lillian E. Lavern O. is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy, of the University of Buffalo, of the class of 1888, and is a druggist of Hornellsville. He married Grace L., daughter of Rev. S. E. Walworth, of Candor, October 14, 1891. Mrs. O. Thompson's grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and in the War of 1812. Mr. Thompson has resided in Elmira for fifteen years and in the county for twenty five years. He is superintendent of building and repairs of the State Reformatory, which position he has held five years. He is a member of Baldwin Post, No. 6, G. A. R., of the I. O. O. F., and grand counselor of the State of New York of the Order of United Friends.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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