George Thompson

7 February 1830–16 May 1884 (Age 54)
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Thompson was born on 7 February 1830, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Thompson, was 27 and his mother, Sarah G. Liggett, was 34. He married Mary Ann Chilcoat in 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ripley Township, Holmes, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 16 May 1884, in Ovid, Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in South Ovid Cemetery, Ovid, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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George Thompson
Mary Ann Chilcoat
Marriage: 1851
Cyrus L. Thompson
Lovica Jane Thompson
Stephen H. Thompson
Matilda H. Thompson
Joshua W. Thompson
Sarah Ann Thompson

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
    Age 6
    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • George Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Thompson in entry for Joshua Thompson and Ida May Baker Acre, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • George Thompson, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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