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 James Milt Thompson

James Milt Thompson

Birth
Death 1 May 1919 (aged 87)
Burial Mason, Warren County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 43308822 · View Source
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Sources: The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Deerfield Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

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J. M. THOMPSON, farmer; P. O. Socialville. The gentleman whose name we present at the head of this sketch is one of the well-known and prominent citizens of Warren County. He was born in Deerfield Township July 7, 1831, and is a son of J. L. Thompson, a pioneer, whose sketch appears in this work. The rudiments of his education were obtained in the district schools, which were afterward developed in the Farmers' College of Hamilton Co., Ohio, in which he took a year's course, and during that time, by close application to stud, he fitted himself to successfully cope with the business relations of life. Upon attaining his majority, he engaged in a mercantile enterprise in Socialville, where he conducted a general store for five years, and was very successful. At the termination of the above time, he disposed of his stock and returned to his farm, which is the best-kept place in the township; his surroundings improvements are far above average, and everything indicates the thrift and enterprise of the owner. April 29, 1858, he was married to Lottie, daughter of Henry Voorhis, of Butler Co., Ohio, who has borne him two children, viz., Charles M. and Dora E.; the former is a promising young attorney in Lebanon, and the latter the wife of E. C. Morrison. Mr. Thompson has never craved political honors, yet he has represented his party ticket in nearly ever office of the county, which, though, is largely in the minority; he has settled forty-one estates, besides settling up the old Miami Valley Railroad Company's business, which went into bankruptcy in 1879, and he was appointed Receiver in January, 1881. Be it said to his credit that in settling up so many estates he has never lost a dollar by a bad debt, nor failed to account for a cent that was charged to him; some of the estates were large, and, as all estates are more or less complicated, we consider this remarkable. Politically, he is of Democratic proclivities, and upon all questions of importance he clings tenaciously to the principles of true Democracy. In point of improvement, he stands at the head of every enterprise that has been successfully carried to a terminus. Through his instrumentality, the face of the country wears much different aspect than would otherwise have been the case, as he has done much to help change and establish roads that are now of real value and advantage to every

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990 citizen. In the contraction of pikes and other matters of equal importance, he has always taken a leading part, which he sustained with creditableness to himself in every instance. Withal, J. M. Thompson is a representative man, and no citizen of his township has more friends or wields a greater influence than he. During the war, he took a prominent part in the history of the township; purchased credits, raised and paid for men, and in all, disbursed $32,000; was also distributing agent to those whose husbands and sons were in the army. He belongs to the Mason Horse Ranger Company, and is one of the two men who drafted its new constitution and assisted in organizing on a new basis.


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  • Created by: Martin Abrams
  • Added: 19 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43308822
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Milt Thompson (7 Jul 1831–1 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43308822, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason, Warren County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Martin Abrams (contributor 47040432) .