US Army. 45th Inf Co M. Born 18 Nov 1874 in Oslo, Norway, son of Eric Thompson and Thorina. Spanish-American War: Entered the service at Mitchell, South Dakota. Private. Died at age 26 on 8 Sep 1900 in Caceres, South Camarines, Philippine Islands, of acute dysentery. Buried in Farwell Cemetery, Artesian, South Dakota, lot 34, grave 5. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Sanborn County)