THOMPSON, JOHN SR - Lincoln County, South Dakota | JOHN SR THOMPSON - South Dakota Gravestone Photos


Romsdal Cemetery
Lincoln County,
South Dakota

1876 - 1957

John Thompson, son of Henry and Marie Thompson, was born in 1876 in a sod house in Section 12, Pleasant Township. In 1906, when he was 30 years old, he went to Norway with his uncle. There, in 1907, he met and married Martha Farstvedt. He brought his new bride back to America to a farm which he had purchased in 1904 in Pleasant Township, about one mile west of the place where he was born. A small shanty house was already on the place but he kept adding to it to make a nice home for his family. He constructed a new barn and other buildings. Their first child, Herman was born in 1907. A daughter, Alice, was born in 1909, and a son, Johnny, was born 1910. The family lived on this farm until 1947 when they moved to town and lived at 508 West Spruce. Their youngest son, John, continued to farm the homeplace until his death in 1954. John died in 1957, and Martha died in 1982. Their daughter Alice, died in 1977. The eldest son, Herman, and his wife Frances, have been living in the home on Spruce Street since 1982. (Source: The History of Lincoln County, SD 1985, page 717)

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Submitted: 10/3/11 • Approved: 10/3/11 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R134037-G0-S3

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