James A Thompson

1872–1965 (Age 93)
Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Thompson was born on 6 February 1872, in Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Anders Torsteinsen, was 43 and his mother, Guri Lassedr, was 40. He married Christi Olsdotter on 27 November 1895, in Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 5 February 1965, in Dane, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James A Thompson
1872–1965
Christi Olsdotter
1876–1974
Marriage: 27 November 1895
Arnold Orlando Thompson
1902–1983
Gertrude Amanda Thompson
1907–1965

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
27 November 1895
Dane, Wisconsin, United States
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

  • Anders Torsteinsen

    Male1829–Male

  • Female1831–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • James A Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"

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