Robert Thompson

14 April 1841–
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Thompson was born on 14 April 1841, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Thompson, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilkin, was 25. He lived in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Robert Thompson
Elizabeth Wilkin
Isabella Thompson
William Thompson
Mary Elizabeth Thompson
David Wilkin Thompson
Robert Thompson
Joseph Thompson

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
Age 2
The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 31
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.

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 (4)

  • Robert Thomson in household of Elizabeth Thomson, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Robert Thomson in household of Robert Thomson, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Robert Thompson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868", Immigration Event Date 24 Oct 1855

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