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Thompson, Marion

(born: 1877  -  died: 1933) Marion Thompson was a horse trainer in Bourbon County, KY, most of his life. His family had lived in Mt. Sterling, KY, before moving to Bourbon County, according to the 1880 U.S. Census. As an adult, Marion Thompson is listed in the census as a horse trainer who lived in Flat Rock, KY [source: 1900 U.S. Census]. The rural community of Flat Rock would later be named Little Rock. In 1910, the Thompson family had moved to town and lived on Marshall Street in Paris, KY. Marion was employed by a horse transfer company [source: U. S. Census]. In 1920, Marion Thompson was living in Springfield, OH, worked as a horse trainer [source: 1920 U.S. Census]. He would return to Kentucky and continued working with horses. In 1933, Marion Thompson died at the Massie Memorial Hospital in Paris, KY, where he was taken after being trampled by a horse that he was unloading from a van. Marion Thompson's death was determined to be an accident and noted as such on his Kentucky Death Certificate #12945, File #24, Registered #30. Marion Thompson was the son of Kemp Thompson and Martha Yates Thompson, and he was the brother of Martha Thompson.

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