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Drake Thompson

Obituary of G. W. Thompson, Foard County, Texas.

G. W. Thompson was born in Hart County, Ky., July 22, 1835. He went to Texas in 1853 and settled in Collin County. He enlisted in the Southern army soon after the breaking out of war as a member of Company B, Scantlin's Squadron, and was elected lieutenant in his company, in which capacity he served till the close of the war. He was married to Miss Margaret Drake in 1861, and to them were born four sons and three daughters, all of whom, with the mother, survive him.

Mr. Thompson was among the first settlers in Foard County and took an active part in its organization. He was elected its first county clerk, which office he filled for two consecutive terms. After a gradual decline for several months, he died on the 24th of July, 1915. The funeral services were held at the City Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic order, of which he was a member, assisted by Camp George C. Dibrell, of which he had been Commander for several terms. He was a good citizen and had a host of friends.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1916.

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