Catherine Thompson

11 May 1816–10 August 1889 (Age 73)
Waterboro, York, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Thompson was born on 11 May 1816, in Waterboro, York, Maine, United States, her father, George Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Jane Walker, was 28. She married Caleb Barker on 12 January 1841, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 10 August 1889, in Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Caleb Barker
Catherine Thompson
Marriage: 12 January 1841
Eliza Barker
Isabella Amelia Ann Barker
Charles Barker
Arthur Barker

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  • Marriage
    12 January 1841Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 4
    Maine is the 23rd state.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    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 (10)

    • Catharine Barker in entry for Barker, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Catherine Barker in household of Caleb Barker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Catharine in entry for Eliza Barker, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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