Josephine Thompson

30 August 1861–31 December 1953 (Age 92)
Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Thompson was born on 30 August 1861, in Wyoming, United States, her father, Peter Lendum Thompson I, was 36 and her mother, Mary Jensen, was 35. She married Niels Peter Rasmussen on 20 December 1878, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Bloomington Election Precinct, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 31 December 1953, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Peter Rasmussen
Josephine Thompson
Marriage: 20 December 1878
Joseph Peter Rasmussen
Alma Lorenzo Rasmussen
Elmer Rasmussen
Julia Louvinia Rasmussen
Edgar Alonzo Rasmussen
Morlain Rasmussen
Emma Althea Rasmussen
Inger Cecelia Rasmussen
Marvin Ambert Rasmussen
Clifford Harvey Rasmussen
Leo Ephraim Rasmussen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1878Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
    Age 25
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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 (41)

    • Josephine Thompson Rasmussin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Josephine Thompson in entry for Marvin Ambert Rasmussen and Orella Hayes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Josephine Thompson Rasmussen in entry for Nels Peter Rasmussen, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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