Laura Althea Thompson

3 August 1834–10 July 1899 (Age 64)
Alexander, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Althea

When Laura Althea Thompson was born on 3 August 1834, in Alexander, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, George Vaughn Thompson, was 36 and her mother, Lucia Spaulding, was 38. She married Archibald Gardner on 3 March 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1900. She died on 10 July 1899, in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Gardner
Laura Althea Thompson
Marriage: 3 March 1851
George Delos Gardner
Lucia Adell Gardner
Archibald Thompson Gardner
Joseph Smith Gardner
Laura Althea Gardner
Ellen Jennette Gardner
Clinton Albert Gardner
Hyrum Obed Gardner
Brigham Ozro Gardner
Wallace Ward Gardner
Perry Wilburn Gardner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1851Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 14
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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    John Thomas Carruth

    1920 Texas U. S. Census living with daughter and husband, Nancy E. Stover. Listed as a widower.

    Sources (33)

    • Laura Gardner in household of Archibald Gardner, "United States Census, 1880"
    • L A in entry for Clinton Albert Gardener, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Alathea Gardner, "United States Census, 1870"

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