Sarah Jane Thompson

Female19 March 1835–14 April 1896

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Thompson was born on 19 March 1835, in Kingston upon Hull St Mary, Yorkshire, England, her father, George Thompson, was 38 and her mother, Jane Goldthorpe, was 28. She married Jonathan Oldham Duke on 19 October 1855, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 14 April 1896, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Oldham Duke
Sarah Jane Thompson
Marriage: 19 October 1855
Charlotte Duke
George Jonathan Duke
Sarah Ann Duke
Thomas William Duke
Elizabeth Duke
Mary Duke
Almira Jane Duke
Heber Duke

Sources (62)

  • Sarah Jane Thompson in entry for James Emmons, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Sarah Duke in household of Martha Duke, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Thompson in entry for James Emmons and Estella Jackman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1855Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 19

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    Sarah Thompson

    Sarah Thompson was born 19 March 1836 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. The daughter of George and Jane Goldthorpe Thompson. She had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Charles died just before they left England …

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