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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 704

MRS. MARY J. THOMPSON, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; daughter of Joseph B. and Catharine (Hall) Ayers, who were early settlers of Menard Co. She was born near Athens, March 16, 1849, and was there raised and schooled. She was married to Mr. James H. Thompson Dec. 20, 1864; they located upon the farm where she now resides. Mr. Thompson was a prominent pioneer of this county; he passed away April 14, 1878. Mr. Thompson had a family of eight by his first wife and one by his last wife. He left a fine property

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