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John B. Thompson


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 3/26/2016 at 23:05:35

John B. Thompson, one of the prominent mer­chants of Northwood. was born iu Sogn, Norway, March 27, 1845. In 1854 the family emigrated to America and settled it; Illinois. In 1862 Mr. Thomp­son came to Iowa, locating on a farm in Worth county. In 1878 he removed to Northwood and en­tered the general merchandise business in Northwood in which he has been engaged almost continuously for nearly 35 years.

Mr. Thompson was married at Albert Lea, Minn. March 22, 1969, to Miss Betsey Larson Tenold. Eight children have been born to them, all of whom are still living: Albert L., of the Law firm Thompson and Sabin; Gilbert J. ad Lewis J. associated with their father in the store; Ellen, now the wife of Auditor Iver Iverson; Sena, now the wife of Prof. G. A. Hanson. Emma R., Nick B. and Denn K.

Source:The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 34.


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