Thompson Park

4 November 1818–1 January 1905 (Age 86)
Dearborn, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thompson

When Thompson Park was born on 4 November 1818, in Dearborn, Indiana, United States, his father, Elijah Parke, was 25 and his mother, Evaline Hill, was 23. He married Elizabeth Stoddard on 4 September 1841, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. He died on 1 January 1905, at the age of 86, and was buried in Higgins, Lipscomb, Texas, United States.

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Thompson Park
Elizabeth Stoddard
Marriage: 4 September 1841

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4 September 1841
Montgomery, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 7

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 23

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thompson Park in household of William F Peugh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • T Park, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thompson Park, "United States Census, 1870"

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