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G. W. Thompson M. D. b.1849 son of Paynter & Sarah (Cary) Thompson
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: January 25, 2004 at 05:59:32
In Reply to: W. H. Thompson M. D. b.1844 son of Paynter & Sarah (Cary) Thompson by Michael DeLorenzo of 566

Not my family line, just sharing.

The following biographical sketch was copied from, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL. Chicago: F.A. Battey & CO., Publishers.1883. City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana page 668.

"G. W. Thompson, M.D., brother of Dr. W. H. Thompson, was born in Cass County, Ind., April 27, 1849. He began life for himself at the age of sixteen, paying his parents $200 per annum for his time until 21. He commenced the study of medicine in 1869, under Dr. Thomas of Royal Centre, but finished under his brother W. H. The fall of 1872, he entered Indiana Medical College at Indianapolis, attended two terms and graduated February 28, 1873. He then entered into partnership with his brother in Winamac, and has been in successful practice ever since. March 3, 1881, he received the "ad eundem" degree from the re-organized Indiana Medical College known as Butler University; the winter of 1881-82, he attended Rush Medical College, Chicago, graduating February 22, 1882. The doctor began life as a poor boy, but through devotion to his practice has accumulated valuable prperty. He is a member of the A.F. & A. M., the Royal Arcanum, the I.O.O.F., and of the Christian Church. He was married July 24, 1873, to Miss Nancy, daughter of J.B. Agnew,Sr. He has served two terms as County Corner, and in the fall of 1882 was re-elected to the same office. He makes surgerynand diseases of the eye and ear a specialty, and for the past ten years has had the almost exclusive patronage of the County in these particular cases."

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