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Nebraska: the Land and the People: Volume 2

Judge Thompson was born in a log cabin on a twenty acre tract on which his father's blacksmith
shop was situated, near Perrysville, Carroll County, Ohio, December 14, 1853, the fourth of a
family of nine children, a son of Eli and Eliza (Kirby) Thompson, both of whom were born and
married in Ohio, where they continued to live until 1864, in which year they moved to Fayette
County, Iowa. There Mrs. Thompson died, January 2, 1881. In 1889 Eli Thomposn came to
Custer County, Nebraska, where he homesteaded, and where he continued to reside until his
death, February 3, 1903. Although a farmer after coming to Nebraska, in early life he followed
the trade of a blacksmith. The grandfathers of Judge Thompson were of Scotch descent, the
family being an old one, and has long been connected with the life of Harford County, Maryland.
The paternal grandmother was of Holland-Dutch descent, while the maternal grandmother was of
Irish extraction.

In the province of Burin, Newfoundland, George W. Street was born June 15, 1873, both his
paternal and maternal grandparents having been natives of England and having established their
residence in Newfoundland upon crossing the Atlantic to America. Mr. Street is a son of Isaac
and Rebecca (Kirby) Street, both likewise natives of the Newfoundland province of Burin, where
they were reared and educated and where Isaac Street early became associated with the
deep-sea fishing industry for which Newfoundland has long been celebrated. In 1883 Isaac Street
came with his family to Nebraska and established his residence on a pioneer farm near
Bennington, Douglas County, his children still retaining ownership of the fine farm estate of 220
acres that he there developed, the children having ownership also of the property that their father
owned in Newfoundland. Isaac Street became one of the substantial exponents of farm industry in
Douglas County and here he and his wife passed the remainder of their lives, both having been
earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Doctor Ingram was born in Republic County, Kansas, April 30, 1883, and is a son of Joseph
Thomas and Alice (Kirby) Ingram, who gained pioneer prestige in both Kansas and Nebraska, in
which latter state they established their home on a farm near Carleton, Thayer County. Doctor
Ingram is indebted to the Nebraska public schools for his early education, which was
supplemented by his attending Cotner University, in a beautiful suburb of the city of Lincoln, this
state. In preparation for his chosen profession he entered the Eclectric Medical College in the city
of Cincinnati, and in this institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1915. Since thus
receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine he has further fortified himself through effective
postgraduate work in the great Chicago Polyclinic and also the celebrated Mayo Brothers Clinics
at Rochester, Minnesota.

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