James Godson THOMPSON

9 July 1854–27 October 1915 (Age 61)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Godson

When James Godson THOMPSON was born on 9 July 1854, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Lewis Thompson, was 39 and his mother, Penelope Thompson, was 37. He married Hannah Elizabeth DAVIS on 13 December 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 27 October 1915, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Godson THOMPSON
1854–1915
Hannah Elizabeth DAVIS
1857–1903
Marriage: 13 December 1875
Laura Olivia THOMPSON
1876–1967
James Joseph THOMPSON
1878–1958
Nelson F. THOMPSON
1880–1880
Mary Ann THOMPSON
1882–1967
Henry Davis Thompson
1883–1950
Caroline Thompson
1886–1950
George Davis Thompson
1888–1948
Harry Davis Thompson
1890–1944
Elizabeth Thompson
1892–1972
Arthur Leon Thompson
1894–1945
Gail Wendell Thompson
1896–1954
Vincent Gerald Thompson
1898–1898
Lillian Penelope Thompson
1899–1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 5
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    1863
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 18
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Thom
    Tomson
    Thompsom
    Tompson

    Story Highlight

    James Godson Thompson

    James was born in London, England, 9 July, 1854, the family who were of age were baptized in England. His father came ahead to America as is told in his history. Penelope (his mom) and the smalle …

    Sources (55)

    • James Thompson in household of Patrick Doyle, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James G. Thompson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James G. Thompson in entry for George Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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