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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Frank P. Thompson owns and operates a good farm of one hundred and six acres on sections 26 and 28, Cream Ridge township, and his business qualifications and his genuine personal worth entitle him to mention with the representative residents of Livingston county. He came here in 1868 but is a native of New York, born at Corning, May 9, 1853, a son of Richard and Hester (Booth) Thompson, of whom more extended mention is made elsewhere in this work, in connection with the sketch of Julian Thompson, brother of the subject of this review,
Frank P. Thompson acquired his education in the public schools of Millport, New York, which he attended until be was fifteen years of age. He came to Livingston county in 1868 with his mother, who in that year brought her family here and settled on the farm where Julian Thompson now resides. Mr. Thompson of this review remained it home until 1871 and then began his independent career, renting land which he farmed for a number of years with gratifying success, finally saving enough money to purchase land of his own. He bought forty acres and developed this tract until 1883, in which year he sold the property and after renting for one year bought his present farm, which he has cultivated since that time. At first he was in partnership with his father-in-law, William Sinnock, but upon the latter's death in 1885 Mr. Thompson assumed entire charge and has since developed the farm alone. He has made substantial improvements upon it, building a fine residence, barns and outbuildings and installing the most modern labor-saving machinery. He raises grain and is also extensively interested in stock-raising, both branches of his work being extremely profitable to him.
On the 25th of December, 1879, Mr. Thompson married Miss Alice Sinnock, a daughter of William and Sarah (Wilson) Sinnock, the former of whom passed away in 1885 and is buried in the May cemetery. Mrs. Thompson's mother is a representative of an old English family. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are the parents of eight children: George, who resides in Sturgis, Missouri; Agnes G., the wife of Lee Wardlow, a farmer in North Dakota; William R., a farmer in Cream Ridge township, who married on January 12, 1913, Miss Jennie Olenhouse; Clarence B., of Sturgis, who was married on December 25, 1911, to Miss Mabel Rickett; Alice L., at home; Moses M., who is assisting his father; and Ola A. and Chester B., who are attending school.
Mr. Thompson gives his political allegiance to the democratic party but while progressive and public-spirited in matters of citizenship, is never active as an office seeker. Having spent practically his entire life in Livingston county, he is widely and favorably known and his methods in business life are such as commend him to the confidence and good-will of all with whom he comes in contact.