Solomon Thompson

30 June 1853–22 June 1910 (Age 56)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Solomon

When Solomon Thompson was born on 30 June 1853, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Thompson, was 31 and his mother, Lilly Ann Hannah, was 28. He married Margaret J. Whalen on 27 July 1873, in New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Lake Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 22 June 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States.

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Solomon Thompson
Margaret J. Whalen
Marriage: 27 July 1873
Edward Benjamin Thompson
Stewart W. Thompson

Spouse and Children

27 July 1873
New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 2

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 17

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Solomon Thompson in household of James Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sol Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Solomon Thompson in household of August Tudman, "United States Census, 1910"

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