Biography of The Hon. Anson S. Thompson, M. D.
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Thompson, Hon. Anson S., M. D., was born in Harrisburg, Lewis county, N. Y., March 21, 1828, a son of William and Synthia (Stoddard) Thompson. William Thompson was born at Johnstown, N. Y., and at the age of seventeen came to Lewis county and died in Carthage in 1871. Anson S. Thompson was reared in Lewis county until twelve years of age, when his parents moved to Denmark, where he was educated in the common schools and Denmark Academy; he taught school for ten terms and in 1849 moved to Wisconsin, where he also taught. In 1852 he returned to Denmark and began the study of medicine with Drs. Stanton and Allen, and was graduated from the Cincinnati Medical College May 18, 1856. He immediately commenced practice in Ellisburgh. where he has since had a very successful practice. He is a stockholder and director of the Citizens' National Bank of Adams and has been a lifelong Republican; he was supervisor from 1882 to 1886, deputy collector of customs, 1861-65, and member of assembly, 1887-88, county coroner for three years and has on several occasions been a representative to State conventions. He is a member of Rising Light Lodge No. 637, F. & A. M., of Belleyule. Dr. Thompson married Emily S. Kibling, November 10, 1858; Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of Stilmon Kibling, who came with his parents from Vermont when a boy and was one of the wealthiest families of the town. Dr. Thompson has one adopted daughter, Maude Thompson, who was adopted at the age of four years. She is a student at Union Academy. Dr. Thompson is one of the managers of the Craig colony for epileptics, appointed by the governor of the State. The wife of Hugh Thompson. grandfather of Dr. Thompson. was Elizabeth Van Slyke.

 

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