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Caption John and Florence Thompson Family
Name Photograph, Black-and-White
Image 020\201504607g.JPG
Collection Johnny Thompson Collection
Description Photograph, black and white print, measures 6" x 7" of family of John and Florence Thompson. Prizefighter "Cyclone Johnny" , Sycamore, Illinois Printed on reverse side "50th anniversary (she was 15 He was 22), September 15, 1947, married September 15, 1897. Florence Petrie born June 23, 1882, John R. Thompson born June 20 1875. Left ro Right (Rose Brotcke's grandparents) John Thompson; wife Florence Thompson; Carl Benson married to their daughter Pearl B. Thompson, Son John L. Thompson married to Ruth M. Bergstrand"

Prizefighter Cyclone John Thompson, Sycamore, Illinois was born in 1876 and died in 1951. He was a contending boxer from 1899-1914 and traveled the world with his family. He was a farmer in Sycamore during his career and was a retired Sycamore, Illinois policeman.
Catalog Number 2015.046.07g
Subjects Sycamore
Search Terms Family
People Thompson, John H.
Thompson, Florence Petrie
Benson, Carl
Benson, Florence Thompson
Thompson, John L
Thompson, Ruth M. Bergstrand