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Charles Nebeker Thompson was born at Covington, Fountain County, Indiana on July 17, 1861 to
William and Hannah (Nebecker) Thompson. He graduated from DePauw University at Greencastle,
Indiana in 1882 and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1885. Besides practicing law, he served as an
Indiana state senator from 1900 to 1904. Along with his many business activities, he also served as
director and president of the Indiana State Library & Historical Board from 1925-1933. He was a writer
of legal, financial, and historical subjects, including the book, "Sons of the Wilderness: John and William
Conner". On October 7, 1891, he married Julia Finch Conner (1867-1928), daughter of John Cogswell
Conner and Alice (Finch) Conner. Julia's great-grandfather was John Conner, an early Indiana pioneer
and founder of Connersville, Indiana. Her maternal grandfather, Hiram Finch, was the brother of Judge
Fabius Maximus Finch. She was also the great-grand niece of William H. Conner, who's homestead has
become the Conner Prairie Interactive Historic Park in Hamilton County, Indiana. Charles Thompson died
on August 16, 1949.
Information found within collection.
"Charles Thompson Dies: Ex-Senator, Attorney." Indianapolis Star, August 17, 1949.
Hubbard, Kin, and John T. McCutcheon. A book of Indiana: the story of what has been described as the
most typically American state in the American democracy told in terms of biography. [S.I.]: Indiana
Biographical Association, 1929
Walsh, Justin E., Charles W. Calhoun, Alan F. January, Elizabeth Shanahan, and Vincent A. Giroux, Jr.
eds. A Biographical Directory of Indiana General Assembly. Vol.2, 1900-1984. Indianapolis: Indiana
Historical Bureau, 1984.