Samuel Finley Thompson

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

The Life 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 1 son and 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
Faye Pauline Thompson
Nellie Ermin Thompson

Spouse and Children

4 December 1895



    Faye Pauline Thompson


    Nellie Ermin Thompson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 5

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
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

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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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