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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


Osman B. THOMPSON, a settler of 1855, was the second son of Benjamin and Lucina THOMPSON. He came to Cerro Gordo county with his mother in 1855. He was born in the town Gilsum, Cheshire Co., N. H., June 9, 1839. He attended the common school in his native State.

In 1856 he engaged as a clerk in a store in Mason City. Soon after his employer moved to Nora Springs, Iowa, and Osman went with him and continued as clerk until 1858, when owing to failing health he determined to try farming. He settled on section 23, Mason township, built a house and commenced improving his land and making a comfortable home, which he still occupies, and is making farming a success.

He was married March 16, 1861, to Emma ADAMS, of Massachusetts. They have four children - Ella, Jennie, Charles and Shirley.

Mr. THOMPSON'S farm is well improved, and in 1883 he enlarged his home. He has taken a lively interest in town affairs, and has filled, offices of trust in his township.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 944. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Susan Steveson



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