President Sedalia Savings Bank. Was born in Scott County, Ken., March 9, 1811. His father, David Thompson, was a native of Virginia, who settled in Scott County, Kentucky. Mentor, the subject of this sketch, came to Pettis County, April 11, 1834, on his present farm, and engaged in farming. When the Sedalia Savings Bank was organized, in 1868, he was chosen President, and some years afterward left his farm and came to Sedalia. Mr. Thomson has, during the time he has lived in Sedalia, given his entire attention to the banking business, and, although now over seventy years of age, still attends to the duties of his position with the energy and ability of a man much younger. He was married Oct. 24, 1833, to Miss Cora V. Wooldridge, of Christian County, Ky. They intend celebrating their golden wedding in one year from this time, if they should live that long. They have three children living, David W., farmer of Pettis County; Minnie, now the wife of James E. Bouldin, of Pettis County, and Bettie, now wife of J. S. Hopkins, of Pettis County. Mr. Thomson was County Surveyor for about thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. Thomson are prominent and influential members of the Christian Church of Sedalia. The youngest child, Melcena, died. Menter Thomson is the fifth of a family of ten children, five living. His father was a farmer and merchant, and also had a paper mill, the first paper mill in that part of the country.
Source: Demuth, I. MacDonald, The History of Pettis County, Missouri (1882), p. 741.