Biography of William M. 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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Thomson, William M., was born in the township of Mallorytown, Canada, July 24, 1834, a son of Francis Thomson, born in Canada. His grandparents emigrated from Stirlingshire, Scotland, in 1800. Francis Thomson was a merchant tailor and moved to Alexandria Bay in 1838, where for forty years he was chief clerk of his school district, taking an active interest in educational and religious institutions. He married Christie Lang and died in March, 1883, in his eighty-second year. William M. Thomson was educated in the common schools, and engaged in the mercantile business at the age of fifteen, in which he has continued for fifty years. In 1861 he married Catherine Fuller, daughter of John W. Fuller, and they have two sons: John F. and Frederick W. Mr. Thomson is one of the conservative men of his town, serving as town clerk two terms, justice of the peace twelve years, supervisor seven years, elected to the Assembly in 1S7S and re-elected in 1882. He was master of Alexandria Lodge No. 397, F. & A. M., ten years and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and its people.

 

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