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
Annie Maria Kershaw
Marriage: 8 August 1868
Annie Eliza Thompson
Joseph Fredrick Thompson
Alvin Thompson
Henry Thompson
Lydia Maria Thompson
William Arthur Thompson
Sarah Lucretia Thompson
James Hirst Thompson
Ada Pearl Thompson
Orson David Thompson
Wilford Watkins Thompson
Cleo Clyde Thompson
Marvin Clifford Thompson
Louis Byard Thompson

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"

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


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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