Samuel Finley Thompson

18 February 1872–14 March 1949 (Age 77)
Garrison, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Finley

When Samuel Finley Thompson was born on 18 February 1872, in Garrison, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, his father, William A. Thompson Sr., was 35 and his mother, Phenetta Jane Hilligoss, was 28. He married Henrietta " Nettie" Shobe on 4 December 1895. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 14 March 1949, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Samuel Finley Thompson
Henrietta " Nettie" Shobe
Marriage: 4 December 1895
Fay Pauline Thompson
Nellie Ermin Thompson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1895
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1874: McPherson, Kansas, United States
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 24
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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 (2)

    • Samuel Thompson in household of Pheneta Thompson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • S. F. Thompson, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"

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