Dayton and Montgomery County [Ohio], Resources and People
Charlotte Reeve Conover,
Lewis Historical Publishing, 1932
Vol 3, Page 152:

Various business interests of an important character have occupied the attention of Herbert J. Thompson during a career that has taken him to various parts of the United States.

Since 1918 he has been president of The Thompson Printing Company, of Dayton, and of which institution he was the founder, in that year. Mr. Thompson was born in Amsterdam, New York, on September 29, 1877, a son of the late John B. and Martha A. (McGregor) Thompson, both natives of New York State. He received a public school education and began his business career at an early age. Since early manhood he has held positions of trust and importance with such outstanding corporations as The National Cash Register Company, The American Radiator Company and The American Can Company. In 1918 he established here The Thompson Printing Company, specialists in color printing and fine advertising material for large corporations and their products are distributed over the entire world. The plant is one of the finest in this part of the country and the company enjoys an enviable reputation in its trade circles.

During the World War Mr. Thompson gave generously of his time and efforts in governmental work and during the Spanish-American War, in 1898, he served as an enlisted man in the United States Army. He is a Republican in politics and attends Grace Methodist Episcopal Church. Fraternally he is a thirty-second degree Mason, holding membership in St. John's Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Reed Commandery, Knights Templar, Dayton Consistory, Scottish Rite, and Antioch Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. His clubs are Dayton City, of which he is president, Dayton Bicycle, Dayton Country, Miami Valley Country and Moraine Park Country clubs. He finds his principal recreation in golf and travel.

On August 30, 1906, Herbert J. Thompson was united in marriage to Pearl Jean Love, of Dayton, and to this union three children were born: John Herbert, a graduate of Phillips-Exeter Academy, Wesleyan College and Babson Institute of Finance, and now associated with his father in business, being treasurer of The Thompson Printing Company; Evelyn Jean, a student at Pine Manor; and Sara Jane, now a student in Oakwood school.

Obituary of Herbert J. Thompson,
Dayton Daily News, Friday, June 9, 1933
(both notices on same page):

Herbert J. Thompson
, 55, of 200 Haver Road died Wednesday. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl J. Thompson and three children, John H., Evelyn and Jane Thompson. Funeral at 2 P.M. on Friday at the residence.


THOMPSON--Herbert J. age 55 years, died Wednesday, June 7, 1933 at 9:30 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 9, at 2 PM at the residence, corner of Haver and Rubicon Road. Interment in Woodland.

Contributor Note:

Herbert John Thompson was the older brother of my grandfather, Alexander McGregor Thompson. Both were born in Florida Twp. and grew up on the McGregor farm on Queen Anne Road between Ft. Hunter & Port Jackson. An enumerator for the 1900 US Census, Amsterdam, Herbert moved to Dayton, Ohio sometime between 1900-1905, living there until his death in 1933. Alexander moved to North Tonawanda, NY abt 1905. He died of typhoid fever in 1911 at the age of 25, leaving behind his widow, Minnie FANCLOW, & 2 small daughters, Mildred Nellie & Jessie Martha.

I would be remiss if I did not publicly acknowledge Mr. Steve Koons of Dayton who spent countless hours researching Herbert and his family on my behalf. Thank you Steve, you went above and beyond. To say that I am grateful is an immense understatement.

Herbert John THOMPSON
C. mid 1920's
( 1877 - 1933 )


Alexander McGregor THOMPSON
( 1885 - 1911 )


Sons of


John Bartholomew THOMPSON
( 1848 - 1922 )


Martha Ann "Mattie" McGREGOR
( 1843 - 1898 )

Son of
( 1812 - ? )
( 1814 - 1856 )


Dau. of
Alexander McGREGOR
( 1809 - 1896 )
Deborah SMITH
( 1814 - 1853 )

Millie & Jessie THOMPSON
Just prior to the death of their father, Alex.


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