Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Levi Thompson, Jr.

Levi Thompson, Jr.

Birth: Apr. 18, 1836, Crescent City, Iroquois County, Illinois.

Death: Jul. 18, 1920, Mannville, Putnam County Florida.

Photo provided by, Scootiecat

His Father was Levi Thompson Sr.
His Mother was Sarah Barbee. This was her second marriage her first was to David Harwood, about 1847.

Levi married his wife Amanda (?) Thompson about 1858, at Indiana.
In 1880, he was living with his family in Douglas, Iroquois County, Illinois, along with his wife and children. His wife was a home maker. They had five children at this time and they were; Ida B. THOMPSON, age 14, Alinon D. THOMPSON, age 12, Lee W. THOMPSON, age 10, Maud C. THOMPSON, age 8, and Joy S. THOMPSON, age 3.

He was the mayor of Gilman, Illinois for 2 terms, during which time the brick paved streets were put in. Also was the assessor for Douglas Township, Illinois for 31 years.

He served in the 113th Illinois Infantry in the Civil War.

Service record.

Name THOMPSON, LEVI, Rank CPL., Company F., Unit 113 IL US INF., Residence GILMAN, IROQUOIS CO, Ill., Age 26, Height 5' 7 ½, Hair BLACK, Eyes BLACK, Complexion DARK, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation MERCHANT, Joined When AUG 12, 1862 Joined Where GILMAN, Ill., Period 3 YRS., Muster In OCT 1, 1862, Muster In Where CHICAGO, ILL., Remarks DISCHARGED MAR 7, 1863 AT CAMP BUTLER ILL., FOR DISABILITY.

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