When Edwin L Thompson was born on 13 August 1873, in Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi Jared Thompson, was 27 and his mother, Rachel Permelia Lewis, was 25. He married Emma Melissa Comstock on 18 October 1904, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Genesee, Genesee Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 23 March 1937, in Ulysses, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Potter, Pennsylvania, 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 .