This is an interesting story that I found out about one of my family members.
My great grandma Frances Thompson Preston, my grandmom Marie Preston Crippen's mother. I remember her so well, I was somewhere around the age of 9 yrs old at the time of her passing.
Grandma Frances brother Solomon H Thompson Sr was a co-founder of the Douglass Hospital in Kansas city Kansas, one of the first black hospitals in Kansas. Side note: I did a blog on Jasper Thompson, below are 3 of Jasper and Dolly's children. They were born in Charles Town, West Virginia, I believe they both attended Storer College.
(Bio from Kansas City Public Library Link below).
|My Great Uncle Dr Jasper Richard Thompson who was in practice with Solomon in Kansas and their sister my great grandma Frances Thompson-Preston|
|Solomon Sr as a young man late teens early 20's|
|Solomon Sr in his 30's or 40's picture|
with Arthur Brown a friend of his from Charles Town West Virginia
They both attended Storer College
Thompson Family Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 510, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
According to RH MS 510- I can view some family papers and photographs, that's exciting!! I will be requesting a copy of these documents real soon.
The link to view the below biography in its full context is