biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ISRAEL S. THOMPSON, who has been a resident of Mahaska County since 1868, settled first in Black Oak Township, where he lived eight years and became proprietor of 420 acres of land. This he afterward sold, and purchased the farm of Nimrod Ross in Scott Township, where he is now engaged in general farming. This fine homestead consists of 240 acres of land, with good buildings and all modern improvements. Mr. Thompson was born in Stark County, Ohio, in 1827, being the son of Thomas and Margaret (Swartley) Thompson, who were both natives of Weatmoreland County, Pa. Our subject was reared to manhood in his native State, and trained to habits of industry and principles of honesty by his excellent parents. He was married in February, 1851, to Miss Sarah Laughlin, who was born in Pennsylvania and they became the parents of six children, of whom the record is as follows: May J. became the wife of Dennis R. Robertson. of Scott Township; Priscilla married Samuel Casey, who is occupied as a railroad agent in Prairie City, Iowa; Harmon is a telegraph operator; Sarah M. and Adam are living at home. The latter has been engaged in teaching, and possesses an excellent education, having taken a college course at Shenandoah, Iowa; I. E., a telegraph operator, is at present an agent on the Wabash road. Our subject and his wife are members in good standing of the Methodist Protestant Church; in politics Mr. Thompson is a stanch Republican.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy