When Emma Kate Thompson was born on 23 November 1864, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Wallace Thompson, was 26 and her mother, Emily Ann Crickett, was 26. She married Curtis Kinsey Gittings on 3 August 1881, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Wilber, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1885. She died on 19 February 1945, in Superior, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Superior, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States.
English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.
Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .