Thomas Atchison

Moores Prairie Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Atchison was born about 1871, in Moores Prairie Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas J. Atchison, was 43 and his mother, Lavina W Meadows, was 30.

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Thomas J. Atchison
Lavina W Meadows
George P Atchison
Thomas Atchison
William Thomas Atchisson
Hiram Atchison
Samuel Atchison
Dora E Atchison
Oma Atchison

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World Events (8)


Age 0

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 31

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Thomas Atchison in household of Thomas Atchison, "United States Census, 1880"

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