Fonds 2011.14 - Dr. Samuel Joseph (Jacob) Thompson fonds

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Dr. Samuel Joseph (Jacob) Thompson fonds

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CA CPA 2011.14

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  • 1881-1909, predominant same (Creation)

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1 family bible ; 24 x 30 x 6.5 cm

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Born at Calendonia, Ontario on September 2, 1845, Dr. Thompson was educated there and at the Ontario Veterinary College. On June 14, 1869, he married Margaret Farewell, daughter of Leonard Farewell of Cayuga, Ontario. After practising as a veterinary surgeon at Brantford, Ontario, he came to Manitoba in 1881, settling in Carberry where he operated a hotel and livery (the Dufferin Hotel) until selling out in the spring of 1884, but continued to farm. His acreage at 25-10-15 is the location of the former Woodbine Racetrack, and the present Agricultural Society's Fairgrounds. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Norfolk in 1886-1888 and re-elected in 1888-1892. He later served as provincial veterinarian. He left Carberry in 1899 to live in St. James (now part of Winnipeg), where he farmed, and became Reeve of Assiniboia for a number of years. He died at Winnipeg on December 2, 1909. Thompson Avenue in St. James is named after him in commemoration of his service to the area.l

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Records were presented to the Archives by Dr. Thompson's great-granddaughter Mavis Mason in 2011.

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Fonds consists of one family bible containing handwritten records of births, marriages, and deaths of the Thompson family.

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Associated material: Archives of Manitoba

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