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Walter Melangton THOMPSON

Male 1868 - 1914  (45 years)


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  • Name Walter Melangton THOMPSON 
    Born 18 Sep 1868  Eureka Twp, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per Highview baptism record, ELCA
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1 Nov 1868  Eureka Twp, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Highview
    Closeness to Ove Ovesen 10 
    Died 14 Apr 1914  Black Mountain County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • An article in the Virginia Enterprise (7 Oct 1898) describing a visit to his brother Anton by “Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Thompson,” says that Walter was a “closer” for the Singer Manufacturing Company in Duluth and that Walter was a member of the Republican county committee.

      In the 1900 census, Walter, 31 (b. March 1869 in Minnesota), Lillian, 27 (b. May 1873 in Michigan), and Walter’s sister Tillie M., 24 (b. Nov 1875 in Minnesota) were living in Duluth at 715 West 2nd Street. Walter was a manager of a sewing machine company.

      In March of 1900, Walter was appointed city clerk by Mayor Hugo of Duluth.

      An article in the Virginia Enterprise (2 Jan 1903) notes that “N. A. Thompson has gone to Superior where he assumes the agency of the Singer Manufacturing Co., succeeding Walter M. Thompson, who has been assigned to the management of the Duluth house.”

      In the 1905 state census, he and Lillian live in Duluth at 617 East 3rd. He is an agent for a sewing machine company. Living with him and Lillian are two men who, like Lillian, also sell sewing machines. The two men, apparently boarders, are Edward Hanson, 45, and John A Johnson, 35.

      In 1910, he (as Wilter M. Townsend) and his family are living at 617 East 3rd Street in Duluth. They now have a daughter, the only child Lillian has had. They also have a servant: Emmy Carlson, age 19, born in Minnesota of Swedish parents. Walter is a “local agent” for a sewing machine company.
    Person ID I1947  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2019 

    Father Peder Tomason ELLESTAD,   b. 10 Jun 1836, Vestre Slidre i Valdres, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1917, Eureka Twp, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Barbro Olsdatter NOBEN,   b. 1838,   d. 5 Jan 1897  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1858  Eureka Twp, Dakota County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillian THORP,   b. 3 Apr 1873, Manistee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1927, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1897  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as Walter M Thompson and Lillian A Thorp
    Children 
     1. Barbro Louise THOMPSON,   b. 7 Oct 1906, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart