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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of William H. Thompson

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905

SURNAMES: HAYES, HUCKIN, RICE, SHAPE, THOMPSON


WILLIAM H. THOMPSON, farmer, Ogden Township, Champaign County, Ill., was born in Greene County, Pa., March 7, 1846, the son of Andrew Jackson and Catherine (SHAPE) THOMPSON, who were also natives of the Keystone State. William H. Thompson came to Illinois in 1859. On December 24, 1866, he was married to Miss Valencia RICE, and of this union there were three children, the eldest of whom died in infancy. Two,—Frank, born January 7, 1870, and Stella, born October 21, 1871,—are now living. Mr. Thompson was separated from his first wife by divorce and afterwards married Mrs. Lizzie (HAYES) HUCKIN, born February 23, 1854, widow of Albert HUCKIN, who died November 23, 1874, leaving one son named William HUCKIN. Six children were the result of Mr. Thompson's second marriage, namely: Milton, born September 17, 1880; Esther, born May 28, 1884, deceased March 23, 1891; Ida, born July 29, 1885, deceased August 9, 1887; Grover, born October 21, 1888; George, born December 29, 1891; and Herman, born December 10, 1896.

In political views Mr. Thompson is a Democrat, and has served his fellow citizens nine years as Drainage Commissioner. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Thompson is a thrifty farmer, and is a cousin of the well-known proprietor of the Thompson restaurants in Chicago.

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