Thomas Jefferson Atchison

1843–1910 (Age 68)
Scott, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Atchison was born in 1843, in Scott, Illinois, United States, his father, Jesse Ferguson Atchison, was 33 and his mother, Mary Bailey Atchison, was 33. He married Laura Louise Hamerly on 24 June 1907, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He lived in Naples, Scott, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 22 December 1910, in Glendale, Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67.

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Thomas Jefferson Atchison
Laura Louise Hamerly
Marriage: 24 June 1907

Spouse & Children

24 June 1907
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Trinvilla Atchison


  • Jesse Forgeson Atchison


  • Male1834–Male

  • Male1836–1918Male

  • Elizabeth Mary Atchison


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 18

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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 J Atchison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Atchison in household of Jesse F Atchison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos Jefferson Atchison, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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