History of Benton County, Iowa
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1910; Luther B. Hill, Ed.
W[illiam]. L. THOMPSON, a successful farmer and
stockman of Jackson township, Benton county, owns and operates a fine
farm of two hundred and forty acres. He was born in Johnson county, in
November, 1867, and is a son of John H. and Henrietta (Perrine)
Thompson, the latter of whom died in October, 1907. John H. Thompson
lives retired in Pasadena, California. He was a successful farmer. He
came to Iowa from Ohio in 1854, and located in Johnson county. His
brother, Carver Thompson, removed to Benton county and resided several
years in Vinton. John Thompson and his wife had several children, only
one of whom resides in Benton county.
W. L. Thompson was reared and educated in his native county, and came
to Benton county in the spring of 1902, having previously purchased the
farm of his uncle, Carver Thompson, where he now resides. He has been
very successful as a farmer and raises a fine grade of stock. He is
actively interested in public affairs, and is a Republican in politics.
He is a public-spirited, useful member of society and highly respected.
He and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Thompson
is a member of the Masonic Order.
Mr. Thompson married Loretta Wertzburgher, also a native of Iowa, born
in Cedar county, daughter of J. W. Wertzburgher and his wife, early
residents and pioneers of Iowa, now living at West Branch, Iowa. Mr.
Thompson and his wife have one daughter, Mary Elizabeth, now eight
years of age.
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