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restaurateur

John R. Thompson, American restaurateur.

Background

Thompson, John R. was born on November 13, 1865 in Vermillion County, Illinois, United States. Son of John R. and Elizabeth (Wright) Thompson.

Education

Educated Normal School, Danville, Illinois, 2 years.

Career

Business, Fithian, Illinois, 1887. Moved to Chicago, 1891, entered restaurant business. Later incorporated John R. Thompson Company, operating 109 restaurants (1925).

Owner of live stock farm at Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois Treasurer Cook County, Illinois, 1906-1910. Home: Lake Forest, Ill.

Connections

Married Rose Holloway, August 5, 1891. Children: John R., Ruth E., Florence H. Began in merc.

father:
John R. Thompson

mother:
Elizabeth (Wright) Thompson

spouse:
Rose Holloway

child:
John R. Thompson

child:
Ruth E. Thompson

child:
Florence H. Began in merc Thompson