Thomas Jefferson Atchison

1862–1949 (Age 86)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Atchison was born on 24 December 1862, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, John Henry Atchison, was 22 and his mother, Martha Ann Parker, was 23. He married Ada Belle Crane on 16 February 1886, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dix, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Rome Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 31 May 1949, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86.

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Thomas Jefferson Atchison
Ada Belle Crane
Marriage: 16 February 1886
Thomas A Atchison
Anna Mae Atchison

Spouse & Children

16 February 1886
Marion, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 9

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 23

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Atchison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas J Atchison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas J Atchison in household of John H Atchison, "United States Census, 1880"

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