George B. Thompson [RG1463.AM]


RG1463.AM:  George B. Thompson, 1868-1956


Howard County, Nebraska:  Pioneer

Size:  One folder


Born in Johnson County, Iowa, in 1868, George B. Thompson came to Howard County on a wagon train with his family in the early 1870s.  He married Anna Gillis in 1895.  By 1900, George was living in South Dakota and working as an attorney.  By 1910, the couple had moved to Spokane, Washington.  George B. Thompson died in 1956.  He and his wife are buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace at Spokane, Washington.


The collection consists of one folder containing a four page, typescript reminiscence by George B. Thompson.  The reminiscence includes Thompson’s memories of coming to Howard County, Nebraska, by wagon train and being afraid of wild fires.  He describes playing in buffalo wallows as a child, hunting geese and prairie chickens, and picking wild plums.  He also describes the grasshopper plagues of 1874 and the destruction they left behind.


Howard County, Nebraska, reminiscence by George B. Thompson


Subject headings:

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Howard County

Grasshoppers — Nebraska

Howard County (Nebraska) — History


Thompson, George B., 1868-1956

Wildlife — Nebraska


Revised TMM      02-12-2020


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