Corp Francis Henry “Frank” Thompson

Corp Francis Henry “Frank” Thompson

Birth
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 9 Sep 1911 (aged 72)
Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Burial Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Plot Block 3 Site 42 Lot 1
Memorial ID 55750094 · View Source
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GAR 21ST OVI COMPANY C
SERVED 3 MONTHS

F. H. Thompson, ex-County Commissioner, farmer and fruit grower of Perrysburg Township, was born in Rutland, Vermont, July 28, 1839, a son of Augustus M.and Ann Maria Slawson Thompson.

Our subject was an infant when his parents came to Perrysburg, where he went to school for a short time, and then left to work in his father's store. Later he was employed on a railroad in the positions of brakeman and conductor, respectively, on a freight train. In 1863 he was agent for the C. H. & D. railroad at Perrysburg, in which position he remained for over a year, then resigning to take a situation in a dry goods store. In April, 1861, he enlisted in company C, 21st O.V.I., and served nearly 4 months. On December 21, 1865, he was married to Mrs. Spafford, whose maiden name was Amanda Baird. For a year after his marriage he clerked and then came to a farm in Perrysburg, where he has 67 acres of land, 45 of which are laid out in Apple trees, to the cultivation of which he has devoted much of his time. From these apples he makes cider, and he has an extensive custom trade.

Mister Thompson is a Republican, and was for two years trustee of the Township. In the fall of 1886 he was elected County Commissioner and served two terms – six years – consecutively. He has made a wide reputation as a county officer; he is a clear thinker, a natural student of human nature, and has posted himself so thoroughly on the law pertaining to the duties and powers of the county and township officials that he has become the recognized authority on all technical questions. He has a mind naturally adapted to research, and is too cautious to proceed blindly with a project, but prefers to stick to the old adage:" know first that you are right, and then go ahead."

He had 2 sons: Leland and Albert, and 2 step-sons: Clifton and Elmer.

Biographical Record of Wood County, Beers ,1897, P. 560-1


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  • Created by: Lavidaloca
  • Added: 2 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55750094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Francis Henry “Frank” Thompson (28 Jul 1839–9 Sep 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55750094, citing Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Lavidaloca (contributor 47233220) .