Biography of William H. Thompson
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





William H. Thompson. - One of the representative business men and substantial citizens of Columbus is William H. Thompson, who is secretary and treasurer of the Ohio Gas & Oil Men's Association, with offices at 33 North High Street. He was born at Welcome, Ohio, July 27, 1869, the son of Charles C. and Jane (Shrimplin) Thompson.

Charles C. Thompson, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born at Amity, Knox County, Ohio, in 1840, and died in 1911. Mr. Thompson studied law and became a prominent attorney. His wife was born in Holmes County and died in 1919 at the age of seventy nine years. To Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were born three children: William H., the, subject of this sketch; Kate, married Charles Ammerman, of East Cleveland, Ohio, both deceased; and Darwin G., deceased.

The boyhood of William H. Thompson was spent at Killbuck, Ohio, where his parents had removed when he was a small child. He was educated in the district schools and studied law at Ohio State University, being admitted to the bar in 1894. He then practiced his profession at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, until 1911, when he went to Cleveland, Ohio, as a lawyer. After a period of eight years in that city, Mr. Thompson came to Columbus as secretary and treasurer of the Ohio Gas & Oil Men's Association. He has since been a resident of the city and lives at 2482 Sherwood Road, Bexley.

On December 30, 1891, Mr. Thompson was united in marriage with Miss Florence Schwan, of Tiffin, Ohio. They have no children.

Mr. Thompson is a member of the Bexley Methodist Church, and is a member of the official board. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree, Knights of Pythias, and belongs to the Columbus Athletic Club, Columbus Country Club and Chamber of Commerce. He has been identified with the Supreme Body of the National Union Assurance Society for a period of thirty four years, and held the office of president for a number of years. He is now a member of the Board of Trustees.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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