Anne Gorgine Thompson

Brief Life History of Anne Gorgine

When Anne Gorgine Thompson was born on 3 April 1878, in Wanamingo, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, her father, Tosten T. Thompson, was 42 and her mother, Ragnild "Randi" Hågensdatter Boraas, was 31. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with John Benjamin Banks. She lived in Wanamingo Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Leon Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 February 1948, in Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

John Benjamin Banks
1876–1969
Anne Gorgine Thompson
1878–1948
Raymond R Banks
1915–
Mildred Ora Banks
1920–2005

Sources (13)

  • Hannah Banks in household of John B J Banks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anna Thompson Banks, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Anna G Banks, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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