Biography of George J. Thompson of Moorehead Minnesota

George J. Thompson, born in 1870, is the founder of Moorhead Plumbing & Heating Company. Starting as a blacksmith, he later ventured into steamfitting and plumbing. In 1907, he established his current company, which has since undertaken significant projects in the city. George is married to Gertrude Peterson, and they have four children. He is also a member of the Masonic Order and the A. O. U. W.

George J. Thompson, of the Moorhead Plumbing & Heating Company, is a native of Canada, born March 12, 1870. His parents were William and Hannah (Johnson) Thompson, also both natives of Canada, who came to Moorhead on May 17, 1880. Mr. Thompson followed the carpenter’s trade until his death in 1902 at the age of seventy-nine years.

George J. Thompson is the youngest of a family of thirteen children, seven of whom are living. He was educated in the public schools and began his business life as a blacksmith. He later embarked on the steamfitting and plumbing business, following that for about eighteen years, with the exception of two years when he pursued the ice business. Mr. Thompson established his present company in January of 1907, and in June of the same year, he took Mr. E. J. Madison as his partner. They have been connected ever since, and the company has completed some of the largest contracts in the city. Their work is highly recommended in the community.

On March 5, 1889, Mr. Thompson married Miss Gertrude Peterson, daughter of Andrew and Christena Peterson of Moorhead, who came from Norway in 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have a family of four children, namely: Jennie M., George P. T., Alice C. L., and Lillian G. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Masonic Order and the A. O. U. W.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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