|Short Name:||James Oren Thompson|
|Full Name:||Thompson, James Oren, 1834-1917|
Born June 9, 1834 in Waldo, ME. He was a minister before joining the army and fighting in the Civil War. After the war he joined the Methodist Episcopal Maine Conference in 1866. He transferred to the Providence, RI conference and retired in 1886. He moved to Keyser, WV and edited The Mountain Echo. He then moved to Charleston, WV and served as secretary of the Agriculture. In 1905 he moved to St. Petersburg, FL where he was the minister at the First Ave. Methodist Church. He died Sept. 28, 1917.
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