Sophus Goodwin Thompson
FATHER: Christopher Thompson
MOTHER: Ida Anderson
BORN: March 13, 1902 on a farm in Steele County, North Dakota
BAPTIZED: Bang Lutheran Church
CONFIRMED: 1916; Bang Lutheran Church, Steele County, ND Click
SIBLING: Tobois Oliver
Mildred Christine
Freda Valborg
Ernest Jerome
MARRIED: Dagny Aasgaard,
December 29, 1926
First Lutheran Church
Fargo, North Dakota
CHILDREN: Sophus Aasgaard Thompson (b:May 12, 1929; )
Erik Grinde Thompson (b:May 3, 1934; )
DIED: October 16, 1982, Dallas, Texas Click
BURIED: Hillcrest Cemetery, Dallas, Texas Click

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Childhood was spent on this farm near Hatton, ND.
The house and barn were built in 1903 for a total cost of $7,000.
The picture was taken in 1914. Shown on bike are brother Tobois (left)
and Sophus (right). Sister Mildred is sitting on the lawn. On the front porch are:
father: Christ Thompson, mother: Ida Anderson Thompson, and sister: Freda.
Another view of farm house taken by Erik
while on a visit as a child.
The barn photographed by Erik
on same visit as above.
Sisters Mildred and Freda cooking on the
wood stove in the farm house kitchen.
Brother Tobois and Sophus.
Date unknown

Picture of school kids taken in 1917. Pictured are:
Front row: Leana Anderson, Ruth Anderson, Mildred Thompson (sister) Donald Viken
Middle row: Tobois Thompson (brother) Myrtle Anderson Helmer Schjeldahl, Sophus
Back row: Melvin Viken, Heiman Enger, Olaf Engle, Ernest Thompson (brother) Mevin Enger.

Sisters Freda (left) and Mildred (right).

Confirmation Day, Bang Lutheran Church Steele County, ND. 1916

Confirmation Class at Bang Lutheran Church, Steele County, ND.
Sophus is on the back row, fourth from the left (second from the right).

Sophus' sisters Mildred and Freda
Hatton, North Dakota
Christmas, 1929

College Days
Graduation from North Dakato Agricultural College
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Back row: Christ and Ida
Middle row: Mildred, Ernest, and Freda
Front row: Tobois and Sophus

Sophus Thompson and Dagny Aasgaard Wedding

Wedding Party:
Ernest Thompson, back row, on left.
Sophus Thompson, back row, 3rd from left.
Tobois Thompson, back row, 4th from left.
Dagny Aasgaard, front row, 4th from left.
Idun Aasgaard, front row, 6th from left.

His father and mother with his two
sons, Sophus and Erik, Fall, 1939

Touching up a photograph, 1944.
See photo below

Engineering building at Southern Methodist University, 1944.

A formal portrait taken in 1945

Dagny and Sophus
25th Wedding Anniverary.
December, 1951
Picture taken in Dyer Street dining room.
Pictures on wall are of Erik and Sophus A.

With Dagny in front of 2936 Dyer, Dallas.

The Engineer par excellence

A visit to his father's birth place in Norway