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Stephen H. Thompson
Monona Twp.

Stephen H. Thompson (deceased) was born in Center County, Pa., Dec. 27, 1823, and was reared on a farm, receiving a liberal school education, attending two terms at Ashland College. In 1846 he married Elizabeth Bowles, who was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1826. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were the parents of nine children, eight of whom are living-- Matilda J., wife of Moses Oathout; Sarah, wife of Asher Adams; William C.; Emma, wife of Frank A. Nichols; John T., Charles J., and Selden C. and Ernest V. (twins). In 1853 Mr. Thompson came to Iowa, and located one mile north of Monona, and in 1854 removed to the place where Mrs. Thompson now resides. Mr. Thompson died at his home in Monona Township, in February, 1879, leaving a large family to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Congregational church, and was an honest upright man in all his dealings. He left his family 120 acres of beautiful land, valued at $40 per acre, on which Mrs. Thompson now resides with a portion of her family.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1064


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