Almond Worthy Thompson Sr.

Male9 March 1839–26 December 1918

Brief Life History of Almond Worthy

When Almond Worthy Thompson Sr. was born on 9 March 1839, in Nashville, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Thompson, was 25 and his mother, Mary Anderson, was 16. He married Truelove Ward on 31 January 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 26 December 1918, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Almond Worthy Thompson Sr.
Truelove Ward
Marriage: 31 January 1878
Almond Worthy Thompson Jr.
Thomas Thompson
Samuel Henry Thompson
Watson Latham Thompson
David John Thompson
Mary Cecilia Thompson
William Ward Thompson
George Lewis Thompson
Charles Edward Thompson
Sarah Marinda Thompson
Joseph Benjamin Thompson Sr.
Gertrude Truelove Thompson
Morris Wilber Thompson

Sources (39)

  • Almd W Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Almond Worthy Thompson [Senior] - birth: 9 November 1839; Nashville, Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Almond Worthy Thomson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

    Age 2

    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Almond Worthy Thompson, by Elma Powell

    "Almond Worthy Thompson was born March 9, 1839, in Nashville, Lee County, Iowa, a son of Samuel Thompson and Mary Anderson. Him being the oldest of four children. He had three sisters, Sarah Marinda …

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