When John Hogue Thompson was born on 29 March 1868, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, his father, William Courdon Thompson, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Jane Emery, was 31. He married Ann Laura McClish in 1884, in Argos, Walnut Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Green Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 July 1930, in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Walnut Township, Marshall, Indiana, 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 .