Wilson Selby Thompson

May 1866–21 June 1951 (Age 85)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Wilson Selby

When Wilson Selby Thompson was born in May 1866, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Thompson, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Jane Painter, was 25. He married Allice Shields on 25 September 1890, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clinton Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 21 June 1951, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85.

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Wilson Selby Thompson
Allice Shields
Marriage: 25 September 1890
Roy A Thompson
Francis E Thompson
Lawrence Thompson
Norman G. Thompson
Alice K Thompson

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 1
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
Age 11
Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 24
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (5)

  • Wilson S. Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilson S Thompson in household of Wm M Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wilson Selby Thompson in entry for Roy A Thompson and Anna Elizabeth Benedick, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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