Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940
THOMPSON, OSCAR A
Insurance Agent; b Harmon, Ill Nov 6, 1895; s of Thomas Benjamin Thompson-Louisa Melissa Neer; ed Perry HS 1915; m Esther Mary Whitney Nov 12, 1921 Omaha Neb; d Bertha Mathea; 1014-17 with brother as clk in meat market, Minburn; 1919-21 salesman for Iowa Packing Co, southern Iowa & northern Mo, hdqrs Keokuk; 1921 ptr of brother in groc & meat business, Minburn; 1921-22 ptr & opr groc & meat business, Dallas Center, 1922-31 owner & opr; 1931- ins agt, also owner & mgr farm ints, Dallas Center; city clk, Dallas Center; 1935- mbr city coun, Dallas Center; 1940- mayor; during World War enl May 9, 1917 battery F, first Iowa field arty, Camp Cody, O/S June 1918, priv in battery E 102nd field arty 26th div, in second battle of Marne, St Mihiel & in defense sector, disch Jan 28, 1919; Amer Legion post 49, ch mbr Minburn post 99, comm & past adjt of Dallas Center psot 49, first & past comm Dallas Co Legion, past comm 6th Judicial dist, past service ofcr, past vice-comm, del to state conv since 1925, Iowa del to natl conv 5 times, mbr 1937 Amer Legion pilgrimage to Europe following natl conv in N Y, visited 10 countries; 1928- chmn Soldiers Relief Commission; 1925-31 mbr Indep Groc Assn; Dallas Center Comml Club; Rotary, past pres & ch mbr; AF & AM 356, past master; OES, past patron; hobbies: woodwork, travel, has visited all 48 states; res Dallas Center.
From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 346.
Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.
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