James A Thompson

1875–1922 (Age 46)
Illinois, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Thompson was born on 15 May 1875, in Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel W. Thompson, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ann Royer, was 20. He married Lillie Florance Lillian Newer on 20 November 1904, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States. He died on 15 February 1922, in Monticello, Union Township, White, Indiana, United States, at the age of 46.

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James A Thompson
Lillie Florance Lillian Newer
Marriage: 20 November 1904

Spouse & Children

20 November 1904
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel W. Thompson


  • Sarah Ann Royer




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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 15

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James A Thompson in household of Samuel W Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A. Thompson, "Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • James A Thompson, "Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992"

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