James Thomson

13 March 1843–8 July 1907 (Age 64)
Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Thomson was born on 13 March 1843, in Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Thomson, was 48 and his mother, Jane Prior, was 43. He married Mary Anne Bone on 10 February 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 8 July 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomson
Margaret Barton
Marriage: 27 February 1879
Lillian Margaret Thomson
Rhoda Josephine Thomson
Annie Gertrude Thomson
James Barton Thomson
Nellie Jane Thomson
Wilford Rodney Thomson
Willard Sidney Thomson
William Dolan
George Bryan Loring Thomson
Horace Bryan Thomson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1879Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English and northern Irish: variant of Thompson .Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic McThomas; see McTavish , McComish .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen . Compare Thompson .

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

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    Orson Spencer Thomson History

    Orson Spencer Thomson, born April 28, 1855 at Brighton, Sussex County, England, is the second son of John Prior and Sarah Simmons Thomson, who were born March 26 1824 at Heathfield, Sussex County, Eng …

    Sources (62)

    • Jas Thompson in entry for Bryon Thompson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • James Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • J. Thomison in entry for Horace Bryan Thomison and Stella Sperry, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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