THOMPSON, William M., St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller
Source: Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical
Date: 28 Oct 1998
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WILLIAM M. THOMPSON, M. D., OPELOUSAS.--Dr. William M. Thompson is a
native of the State, born in Opelousas, December 25, 1849. He is the
son of A. J. Thompson.
Dr. Thompson was reared in his native State, and received his chief
literary education in Franklin College, this State. At the age of
eighteen years he entered the medical department of Tulane University,
New Orleans. Here he evinced not only his superior intellect, but his
disposition in applying it. In the competitive examination for the
position of resident student in the Charity hospital, a much coveted
honor, he was successful; and for nearly three years he occupied that
position. He graduated and received his diploma in April, 1872.
Immediately upon the completion of his course, Dr. Thompson returned to
his home in Opelousas and there he located the practice of his
profession. There he continued to practise [sic] until 1876, in which
year he married Miss Kate Ryan, daughter of Judge M. Ryan of Alexandria,
Louisiana. After his marriage he practiced his profession in Alexandria
for about two years, when he returned to Opelousas and resumed his
practise at that place.
Dr. Thompson is a skilled physician and highly distinguished in his
profession. He has a large practice and is one of the most popular
physicians in this section. He is eminently a man of progressive views
and ever ready to support a deserving cause. He has for eight years
filled the office of parish coroner.
Dr. Thompson's happy home is gladdened with seven children, three sons
and four daughters, to whom he proposes to extend the best educational
and social facilities.
Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section,
p. 83. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Published in 1891, by The Gulf