William Thomson

30 March 1888–21 December 1980 (Age 92)
Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thomson was born on 30 March 1888, in Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Thomson, was 38 and his mother, Jane Bowie Nichol, was 25. He married Edna M. Stewart on 25 August 1909, in Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 December 1980, in Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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William Thomson
Edna M. Stewart
Marriage: 25 August 1909
Pearl Thomson
Merle Thomson
Pearl M. Thomson

Spouse and Children

25 August 1909
Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States


    Pearl Thomson


    Merle Thomson



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 2

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Thompson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Thomason, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Thomson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Thomson, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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