Biography of W. W. Thompson
Potter County, PA Biographies

W. W. THOMPSON, printer, Coudersport, son of Z. J. Thompson, was born at Mansfield, Tioga, Co., Penn. He was educated at Coudersport, and in 1865 commenced an apprenticeship to the printing trade. In 1867 he purchased the Potter County Journal (having become associated in business with Mrs. V. C. Dyke), the oldest paper in the county. In 1871 he disposed of his interest to Mrs. Dyke, spent three years in Kansas, and in 1874, upon the organization of a stock company, he became the principal stock holder, editor and publisher of the Enterprise, of Coudersport, Penn. He, however, was one of the sufferers by the fire of 1880, and lost heavily, but at once erected the building the Enterprise now occupies, and started anew. This profession he continued until 1886, when he sold out the business. In 1882 Mr. Thompson married Miss Eva, daughter of C. L. and V. C. Dyke (the latter of whom was his former partner), and they have one child, two years of age. Mr. Thompson is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M., and Coudersport Chapter, No. 263, R. A. M., and of Bradford Commandery, No. 58, K. T. In politics he is an ardent Democrat.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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