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George Thompson

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GEORGE THOMPSON, County Clerk, was born in Medina County, Ohio, in 1837. When twenty-one years of age he settled in McLean County, Ill., where he remained until 1871, when he came to Kansas, locating in Howard County, taking a claim in Center Township. Was one of the first settlers in this township. Improved the place, remaining there four years. In the fall of 1875, was elected County Clerk of Elk County, the first Clerk elected after Howard County was divided, and has held the office continuously since, serving now on his fourth term, and is very popular with the people of this county, being a courteous gentleman, and well qualified to fill the position. Also owns a fine stock farm on Elk River, consisting of 400 acres, with 100 acres under the plow, with 200 fenced, and plenty of fresh running water and timber, which makes a very desirable stock farm. He was married in 1860, in Medina County, Ohio, to Miss Mary Perin. They have ten children - Orin B., Allie E., Louis E., Clarence E., Leora E., Sumner G., Harry D., Oliver J., Orlow T. and Mary. He is a member of the Masonic Order.

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