History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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One of Wycombe's most enterprising merchants is Albert J. THOMPSON. Mr. THOMPSON is a grandson of Albert THOMPSON, who was born in Northampton township but spent the greater part of his life on the homestead in Wrightstown township, a large tract of land which was taken up early in 1700 by Elizabeth (MCGRAUDY) THOMPSON and her four sons. He married Susanna CAREY, and they were the parents of a son, Warner C., mentioned at length hereinafter. Mr. THOMPSON moved to Newtown, where he died in 1904.

Warner C. THOMPSON, son of Albert and Susanna (CAREY) THOMPSON, was born April 7, 1848, in Wrightstown township, and at the age of two years was taken to the homestead. In 1871 he married Lydia M., daughter of Joseph S. and Phoebe (CADWALLADER) ELY, and two children were born to them: Albert J., mentioned at length hereinafter; and Louis E., who was born October 21, 1877, and lives in Philadelphia. Mr. THOMPSON, who is a Republican in politics and a man of high standing in the community, recently left the homestead, where he had lived since infancy, and went to reside in Wycombe.

Albert J. THOMPSON, son of Warner C. and Lydia M. (ELY) THOMPSON, was born September 27, 1873, near Penn's Park, Wrightstown township, and received his education in the Newtown High School, the Abington Friends' School, and Pierce's Business College, Philadelphia. For some years after completing his education he conducted the home farm, and in 1896 established his present lumber-yards in Wycombe. He was inexperienced in the business, but his tact and ability soon brought him to the fore, and he now has one of the leading lumber interests of the county. He is president of the Wrightstown school board, and is a Republican in politics. Mr. THOMPSON married January, 1900, Katharine A., daughter of Joseph J. and Elizabeth (HAINES) ROGERS, of Medford, New Jersey, the former a retired business man. Mrs. THOMPSON'S parents are both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON have one child, Elliott R., who was born June 10, 1902.

Text taken from page 663 of:

David, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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