Rachel Thompson

31 March 1835–8 June 1903 (Age 68)
Barrowden, Rutland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rachel

When Rachel Thompson was born on 31 March 1835, in Barrowden, Rutland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Thompson, was 41 and her mother, Bridget Ann Philips, was 44. She married William Atkin Jr on 18 December 1854, in Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Bloomington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 8 June 1903, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Atkin Jr
Rachel Thompson
Marriage: 18 December 1854
Ester Ann Atkin
William Atkin
Rachel Violet Atkin
Joseph Thompson Atkin
Henry Thomas Atkin
John Peter Atkin
George Alma Atkin
Heber Charles Atkin
Enoch Atkin
May Atkin
Hyrum Atkin
Nellie Martha Atkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1854Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 26
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    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

    Sophia Ann Atkin 1844-1924

    Sophia Atkin emigrated to America at the age of 12 accompanied by her brother Levi Atkin, age 15, expecting to meet their older brother, William ATkin, at Woodriver, Iowa. William Atkin and his wife …

    Sources (30)

    • Rachel Thompson in household of William Pepperday, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Rachel Thompson in entry for Henry T Atkin and Charlotte N Harris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Rachel in entry for Esther Ann Atkin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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