from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 300
D. W. THOMPSON, M.D.
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
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