William R Thompson

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WILLIAM R. THOMPSON, a farmer of Cowanshannock township, is the son of James and Jane (Neely) Thompson.

James Thompson and his wife were both natives of County Donegal, Ireland, came to the United States, and were married in Philadelphia, Pa. Prior to 1847 they came to Armstrong county, Pa., settling in Cowanshannock township, where they bought a tract of fifty acres on which they lived for three years. At the expiration of that period they were able to buy 120 acres of land which they improved to some extent, and there the father died Feb. 5, 1882, aged seventy-one years. They had the following children: John B. married Leanna Lukehart; Mary A. married Albert McHenry; Sarah J. married Miles Rearick; William R. is mentioned below; Elizabeth was next in the family; Nancy M. married Clark G. Marshall; Clara C. married David McNutt.

William R. Thompson was brought up on the homestead, where he lived for fifty-two years, and was educated in the local schools, attending what is known as Barmara district school. His life work has been farming and he has made a success of his efforts, owning the old homestead of 120 acres, thirty-five acres adjoining, and the farm of ninety-five acres on which he has resided since 1906. This latter property is very valuable, and since taking possession of it he has made some very substantial improvements, including a handsome two-story residence which he built in 1906, and a bank barn that compares favorably with the best in the township, which he put up in 1907.

On Feb. 25, 1892, Mr. Thompson was married to Clara J. Moore, daughter of Israel and Susan (Tetterhoff) Moore, of Rayne township, Indiana county, Pa. Mr. amd Mrs. Thompson have one living son, James M. They are members of the Presbyterian Church. A Republican in politics, as was his father, Mr. Thompson takes a public-spirited interest in local and national affairs. An excellent farmer, good business man and conscientious official, Mr. Thompson is an ideal citizen and one who commands the confidence of all who know him.

Source: Pages 740-741, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Rodney G Rosborough for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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