Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biographies Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb

powered by FreeFind

from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 300


Civil War Flags.jpg D. W. THOMPSON, M.D., Caledonia, was born in Hendricks County, Indiana, May 1, 1843. His parents, Jesse and Jane (DOTSON) THOMPSON, reared a family of eleven children, of whom the doctor was the sixth child. When he was twelve years of age his parents removed to Clinton County, Iowa, and a year later came to Ringgold County, settling in Poe Township. He was reared on a farm and obtained his education in the common schools.

In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company E, Forty-sixth Iowa Infantry, was honorably discharged, and returned to his home. While in the army he contracted disease, the result of exposure and hardship, from which he has never fully recovered.

He commenced the study of medicine in 1866. In 1868 he commenced to read under Dr. A. N. STRINGER, of Ringgold County, and commenced the practice of medicine at Caledonia, in 1870. He has a large, successful and lucrative practice.

He was married November 30, 1871, to Miss Ellen HOOVER, formerly of Putnam County, Indiana. They are the parents of four children Dora E., Eva A., Winnie M. and Henderson.

The doctor is a member of the Masonic order, Garnet Lodge, No. 416, Caledonia; also a member of the Caledonia Lodge, No. 293, I. O. O. F. He is a worthy and consistent member of the Baptist church, and in politics is a Republican. He always takes an interest in the advancement of any worthy enterprise, and is one of the leading citizens of Caledonia.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 300, 1887.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!

© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.