Mary Elizabeth Thompson

12 December 1838–before 1880 (Age 41)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Thompson was born on 12 December 1838, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Thompson, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Wilkin, was 23. She married Thomas Cunningham Adamson on 24 July 1856, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. She died before 1880, in Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 41.

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Thomas Cunningham Adamson
Mary Elizabeth Thompson
Marriage: 24 July 1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1856Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 5
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 16
    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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    Story Highlight

    David Wilkin Thompson Biography compiled by Carolyn S. Jordan - 2018

    David Wilkin Thompson 1839-1878 David Wilkin Thompson was 10 years of age when his father, Robert Thompson, a Scottish sailor/fisherman, went out to sea, the ship was wrecked, and he was never heard …

    Sources (7)

    • Mary Adamson in household of Thomas Adamson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Adamson in household of Jos Kippin, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Thompson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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