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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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GEORGE C. THOMPSON, banker of Paducah, Ky., was born in the town of Blandville, Ballard Co., Ky., February 7, 1849. He is the youngest son of Dr. Augustus Thompson, who was a highly respected citizen and physician of Ballard County, and who died when George C. was but a few months old. The latter was reared to the age of fifteen years in his native county, then was placed at school in the Christian Brothers College, St. Louis, Mo. After remaining in that institution two years he returned to Kentucky, located in Paducah and began reading law. When eighteen years old he began teaching, the first year as assistant, the second and third as principal of the city schools of Paducah, meantime pursuing his professional studies. He was admitted to the bar in 1870. In 1871 he formed a co-partnership with Judge Q. Q. Quigley, of Paducah, for the practice of his profession, which connection existed until the latter part of 1873, when Mr. Thompson was elected to the responsible position of cashier of the American German National Bank, which he still occupies, being at the time of his election the youngest cashier in the State. In this corporation he is also a stockholder and director. In 1880 he became a member of the firm of Thompson, Wilson & Co., and that year established the wholesale liquor house, still conducted under that name. This institution, in 1883, was incorporated as a joint stock company, with Mr. Thompson as its president He is a member of the Masonic order and I. O. O. F. He was married in November, 1883, to Miss Mamie B., daughter of E. G. Taylor, of Eureka Springs, Ark.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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