John Benjamin Thompson

19 May 1875–9 August 1954 (Age 79)
Odell, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Benjamin

When John Benjamin Thompson was born on 19 May 1875, in Odell, Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, James Benjamin Thomson, was 33 and his mother, Ellen Carr, was 32. He married Sarah Jane Line on 2 December 1913, in Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in 1926 and Ward Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. He died on 9 August 1954, in Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Benjamin Thompson
Sarah Jane Line
Marriage: 2 December 1913
Harlie Farington Thomson
James Thomson
Violet Maryanna Thomson
Clarence Oliver Thomson
Goldie Emmaline Thomson

Spouse and Children

2 December 1913
Long Prairie, Todd, Minnesota, United States



    James Thomson


    Violet Maryanna Thomson


    Clarence Oliver Thomson


    Goldie Emmaline Thomson


Parents and Siblings

    James Benjamin Thomson


    Ellen Carr




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • John B Thomson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Thomson, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • John Thompson in household of James Thompson, "United States Census, 1880"

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