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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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G. T. Thomson, M. D., a prominent physician of Barton County, has been a resident of Golden City since 1882. He is a native of Christian County, Ky., and is a son of James and Catherine Thomson, natives of Virginia, who were early settlers of Kentucky. Our subject was reared on a farm, and, his father dying when he was thirteen years old, the mother and family moved to Washington County, Ill. He was educated at the Hopkinsville High School, and in 1865 entered the Chicago Medical College, graduating from the St. Louis Medical College in 1873. He first located at New Memphis, Ill., where he was actively engaged in practice for several years, and then went to Steelville, Randolph County, Ill., where he practiced nine years. From the latter place he removed to Golden City, his present home, where he has since devoted his attention to the practice of his chosen profession, and enjoys a large and lucrative patronage. The Doctor is a member of the Board of United States Pension Examiners of his district, and is local surgeon for the Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad. He has satisfactorily served as coroner of the county, and a member of the school board, and in politics his sympathies are with the Democratic party. He owns 160 acres of land, beside town property, and takes an active interest in all worthy public enterprises. He was married in 1868 to Nannie Ford, a native of Illinois. Their five children are: Terrill, Katie, Amos, Ruth and Charles. Dr. and Mrs. Thomson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 166 biographies included in The History of Barton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Barton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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