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      Miss Rhoda A. Thompson, who resides in one of Quincy’s most attractive homes, is a member of an honored old family of this locality, being the second child of the late John W. and Rhoda A. Cunningham (Graham) Thompson, a separate biographical sketch of whom appears on other pages of this work.  She was born on the Illinois ranch, owned by her father, located about four and a half miles east of Quincy.  This fine old farm of twelve hundred acres has long been one of the showplaces of this section of the country, and on that place she was reared.  She was educated in the public schools near Quincy, in which she pursued both grammar and high school studies, though at that time no separate high school had been organized.  She lived on the home ranch until after her parents died, when she sold the place and, coming to Quincy, built her present fine residence in 1923.  It is located in one of the best sections of the city, is provided with every modern convenience, and is an ideal home.

      Miss Thompson is greatly interested in the civic and social affairs of her home community and is a member of the Plumas Pioneer Parlor, No. 219, N. D. G. W., at Quincy, of which she has been financial secretary for the past eight years.  She is active in the work of the Ladies Aid Society, gives her support to the Republican Party and is greatly interested in local public affairs, though not active in political matters.  She is particularly interested in local history and has accomplished much in the way of preserving the record of early events in Plumas County, thus performing a service of unquestionable value to future generations, as well as of genuine interest to the readers of the present day.  She is interested in everything that relates in any way to the progress and welfare of her community and no resident of Quincy is more highly esteemed throughout the community than Miss Thompson.  A woman of intellectual gifts and social graces, she has given freely of her time to useful projects and is popular in the circles in which she moves



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 100-101. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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