Abbie Elizabeth Thompson

Brief Life History of Abbie Elizabeth

When Abbie Elizabeth Thompson was born on 24 August 1852, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Prentice E Thompson, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Snow Crosby, was 24. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Charles Henry Austin. She lived in Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 14 October 1910, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Henry Austin
Abbie Elizabeth Thompson
Orion Prentice Austin
Ella Elizabeth Austin

Sources (26)

  • Abby Thompson in household of Prentice E Thompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915
  • Abbie L. Thompson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

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 .

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

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