Bessie Jeanette Thompson

10 November 1888–about 1980 (Age 91)
Drummond North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Bessie Jeanette

When Bessie Jeanette Thompson was born on 10 November 1888, in Drummond North Elmsley, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Rowan Thompson, was 44 and her mother, Betsy Jean Ferguson, was 44. She married James Morris Ashby on 30 December 1914, in Drummond, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died about 1980, in Fallbrook, Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 92, and was buried in Pinehurst Playfair Cemetery, Playfairville, Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Morris Ashby
Bessie Jeanette Thompson
Marriage: 30 December 1914
Harold Ellwood Ashby
Elmer James Ashby
Morley John Ashby
Wilma Elizabeth Ashby
William George Ashby

Spouse and Children

30 December 1914
Drummond, Lanark, Ontario, Canada


    Harold Ellwood Ashby




    Wilma Elizabeth Ashby


    William George Ashby


Parents and Siblings

    John Rowan Thompson


    Betsy Jean Ferguson




    Annie McDonald Thompson



    Alexander Stewart Thomson


    John Ferguson Thompson


    Robert Bruce Thompson


+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 18

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 46

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 55

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Jean Thomson, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Bessie Jeanette Thomson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Bessie Jean Thompson in entry for Harold Elwood Ashley, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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