David Jackson Thompson

22 December 1833–1 June 1916 (Age 82)
Hebron, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of David Jackson

When David Jackson Thompson was born on 22 December 1833, in Hebron, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, David Thompson, was 37 and his mother, Sally Sarah Huckins, was 41. He married Thankful Nuel Springer on 22 November 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 1 June 1916, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pilot Grove Cemetery, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Jackson Thompson
1833–1916
Thankful Nuel Springer
1839–1884
Marriage: 22 November 1859
Lurie V Thompson
1863–1937
Amy Eloise Thompson
1865–1954
Arthur M Thompson
1868–
Ethel M. Thompson
1874–1961

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 November 1859
children

(4)

    Lurie V Thompson

    Female1863–1937Female

    Female1865–1954Female

    Arthur M Thompson

    Male1868–Male

    Female1874–1961Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 23

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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 (3)

  • D J Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David J Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David J Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"

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