Dr. C. A. Thompson is a native of Sandusky, Ohio, born on the 27th of March, 1824, being a son of Giles and Mary (French) Thompson, who were born in the "White Mountain ' State, and were of English and Irish descent, respectively. Their ancestors landed in the New World one year after the Mayflower, the Thompson family being represented by three brothers, John being the lineal ancestor of our subject. Their original settlement was at New Haven, Conn., but they afterward located in New Hampshire. The grandfather was in the Revolutionary War, and the father in the War of 1812. In 1818 the latter immigrated with his family to Sandusky, Ohio, where they were among the first settlers, and during the latter part of his life was engaged in tilling the soil. He was the first sheriff of Sandusky County, Ohio, and was also agent for the Fire Land Co., and in 1834 removed to Michigan, where he spent the remainder of his days. Our subject was reared in Michigan, and was educated in White Pigeon University, at Branch. He began the study of medicine when twenty-one years of age, and in 1849 graduated from the Indiana Medical College, and entered upon his practice at Lima, but in 1856 removed to Urbana, Ill., where he remained until the close of the war. He was surgeon in the Thirteenth and Ninetieth Illinois Regiments for over four years, and in 1865 he came to Jefferson City, where he has since been actively engaged in practicing. He is president of the Board of Examiners, and is one of the commissioners of the Deaf and Dumb Institute at Fulton. He is a Republican in politics, an eminent physician and surgeon, and has been treasurer of medical associations for years. In 1854 he wedded Miss Maria E. Kenney, a native of Vermont.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries, and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Company (1889).
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