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John A. Thompson
Monona Twp.

John A. Thompson was born in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 21, 1840, and was a son of Robert and Martha Ann (Abraham) Thompson. His father is of Scotch and his mother of English descent. They were married in Canada, where six children were born, three of whom died in infancy. In 1853 they left Canada and emigrated to Clayton County, locating on what is now known as Sodom and Gomorrah, three and one-half miles west of Monona. Mr. Thompson bought 160 acres of prairie and 120 acres of timber land, which he cultivated and resided upon until 1877, when he moved to Monona. John A. was reared on his father's farm and received a liberal education. On Sept. 15, 1866, he married Mary E. Tubbs, who was born in Wisconsin, March 10, 1850. Their union has been blessed with two children, one living-- Blanche, born Oct. 26, 1879. Mr. Thompson has been identified with the county for nearly thirty years, and has lived to see the wild prairies transformed into beautiful cultivated farms and thriving villages. He is a member of the A.O.U.W., Monona Lodge, No. 172.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1065


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