James A Thompson

1873–1956 (Age 83)
Missouri, United States

The Life of James A

When James A Thompson was born on 14 January 1873, in Missouri, United States, his father, John R Thompson, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Jane Bilyeu, was 24. He married Edna M Williamson on 22 September 1896, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 4, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 1956, in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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James A Thompson
Edna M Williamson
Marriage: 22 September 1896
Cora May Thompson
Harold Mason Thompson

Spouse & Children

22 September 1896
Washington, Iowa, United States


  • Female1898–1981Female

  • Harold Mason Thompson


Parents & Siblings

  • John R Thompson


  • Eliza Jane Bilyeu




  • Female1860–1943Female

  • Siegel Thompson


  • Ella J Thompson


  • Male1873–1956Male

  • Thaniel Thompson


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 4

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 31

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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 Thompson in household of John R Thompson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James A Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James A Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

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