Biography of W. H. Thompson
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, W. H., was born in Plessis, December 21, 1831. His father, Jonathan B. Thompson, was a native of Herkimer county, where the family was among the pioneers. J. B. Thompson settled between Redwood and Theresa in 1828, afterwards moving to Plessis, where he engaged in cooperage and wagon making and organized the Farmers' Co-Operative Mercantile store. He married Sally, daughter of Elisha Brown, and lived to be eighty-three years of age, a man who through life ever aided the cause of education, religion and any enterprise for the benefit of his town and its people. W. H. Thompson was educated in the common schools and at the Lafargeville Academy. In 1868 he moved to Alexandria Bay and established his present business of hardware, plumbing and gas fitting and steamboat repairing, of which his house is the recognized leader. In 1842 he married Sarah, daughter of Rev. James Carter, and they have three children: George D., Arthur J. and Mrs. Rosalie L. Thomson. Mr. Thompson is one of the conservative business men of his town, serving as deputy collector fourteen years, taking an active interest in educational and religious institutions and has ever received and merited the respect of his associates and fellow townsmen.

 

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