John Muir Thomson

15 March 1852–30 December 1926 (Age 74)
Dalgety, Fife, Scotland

The Life Summary of John Muir

When John Muir Thomson was born on 15 March 1852, in Dalgety, Fife, Scotland, his father, John Strang Thomson, was 21 and his mother, Catherine Muir, was 21. He married Mariah Jane Curtis on 4 August 1875, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Mona, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1870, at the age of 18, his occupation is listed as miner in Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 30 December 1926, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Levan Cemetery, Levan, Juab, Utah, United States.

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John Muir Thomson
Mariah Jane Curtis
Marriage: 4 August 1875
Catherine May Thomson
Leroy Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1875Levan, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 2
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    Age 14
    OLDEST BURIAL Anie Marie Nielsen BIRTH 24 Sep 1818 DEATH 29 Feb 1866 BURIAL Levan Cemetery Levan, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 40786774 · View Source
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    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

    Scottish, English and northern Irish: variant of Thompson .Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic McThomas; see McTavish , McComish .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen . Compare Thompson .

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

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    John Muir Thomson 15 March 1852 ~ 30 Jan 1927 NOTES

    "NOTES (2) !from the life history of Evelyn Mortensen Lund "My grandpa, John M. Thomson, was born in Scotland on January 26, 1831. His parents were converted to Mormonism and came here (Utah) for the …

    Sources (22)

    • John Thompson in household of John Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John M Thompson in entry for Ole S Aagard and Catherine M Mortensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Jno M in entry for Thomson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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