FRANK D. THOMPSON, M. D., was born in Monroe county, Alabama, October 27, 1852. His father was born in the same county; his grandfather was also born in Monroe county. His great-grandfather helped to build Fort Claiborne, in Monroe county, where his family, with others of that part of the country were housed, while the men were out fighting the Indians.
He received his literary education at the Monroeville Academy. During the first years devoted to the study of medicine he attended the Medical Department of the University of Alabama at Mobile, the Louisville Medical College at Louisville, Kentucky, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.
He has practiced his profession two years in Wilcox county, Alabama; twelve years in Sherman, Texas, and seventeen years in Fort Worth, Texas.
Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. I, p. 378.