James Herbert Thomson

19 July 1873–1943 (Age 69)
Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Herbert

When James Herbert Thomson was born on 19 July 1873, in Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Thomson, was 32 and his mother, Martha Kate Thomas, was 28. He married Florence Hilborn on 4 January 1906, in York, York, Ontario, Canada. He died in 1943, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70.

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James Herbert Thomson
Florence Hilborn
Marriage: 4 January 1906

Spouse and Children

4 January 1906
York, York, Ontario, Canada

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World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 10

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 13

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 33

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Thompson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Herbert Thomson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Jas Herbert Thomson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James H Thomson, "Canada Census, 1911"

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