Annie Maria Kershaw

Brief Life History of Annie Maria

When Annie Maria Kershaw was born on 16 June 1853, in Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa, her father, George Frederick Watkins Kershaw, was 29 and her mother, Eliza Byard, was 30. She married Joseph Thompson on 8 August 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Wyoming, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1865 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 1, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 31 October 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Thompson
1826–1911
Annie Maria Kershaw
1853–1924
Marriage: 8 August 1868
Annie Eliza Thompson
1869–1941
Joseph Fredrick Thompson
1871–1934
Alvin Thompson
1874–1953
Henry Thompson
1876–1882
Lydia Maria Thompson
1878–1947
William Arthur Thompson
1880–1958
Sarah Lucretia Thompson
1881–1883
James Hirst Thompson
1883–1967
Ada Pearl Thompson
1885–1947
Orson David Thompson
1887–1964
Wilford Watkins Thompson
1889–1891
Cleo Clyde Thompson
1891–1898
Marvin Clifford Thompson
1893–1970
Louis Byard Thompson
1895–1917

Sources (36)

  • Anne Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Annie Maria Thompson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Annie Maria Kershaw in entry for James H Thompson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

World Events (8)

1856

Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.

1856

Historical Boundaries: 1856: Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Otoe, Nebraska, United States

1872

Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name, probably from Kershaw in Middleton (Lancashire), named as ‘church wood’ (Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English sceaga ‘small wood, copse’). There are two minor places in Yorkshire called Kershaw, which may have been named after families bearing the Lancashire surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Joseph Thompson Biography

Joseph Thompson (1826-1911) Joseph Thompson was the son of Joseph Thompson and Agnes Hirst and was born in Doncaster, England, August 16, 1826 and was one …

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