Biographical Sketch of Charles M. Thompson, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO

>From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.

Charles M. Thompson, was born at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, October,
1830, and came to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1849. He learned the print-
ers trade in Virginia, and his first business here was a position in
the Gazette office. When but sixteen years old, he enlisted in the
First Virginia Volunteer Infantry, for the Mexican War, and remained
until the war closed. In 1863, with Mr. J. T. Childs, he started the
Evening News. This he afterwards sold to parties, who changed it to
the Tribune. In 1869, he was elected City Recorder, a position which
he filled six years. He is now Deputy Circuit Clerk, and a very cap-
able officer. In 1853, he married Miss Jane Lyon, daughter of A. B.
Lyon, one of the old merchants of this city. They have six children
living: Sally D., John H., Laura A., Betta L., Mary L. and Charles M.
On May 3, 1881, Sally D. married Professor Richard M. Proctor, the
distinguished astronomer and author of England, when they immediately
left for their home in London, England. Louis M., their eldest son,
married Miss Jennie Hundley, daughter of J. B. Hundley, and moved to
Hastings, Nebraska, where he died in 1878, aged twenty five years.
Before going to Nebraska, he was for many years engaged as ticket
agent in the Kansas City railroad office. While in Nebraska he was
engaged in merchandising.

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