James A Thompson

1865–1959 (Age 94)
Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life of James A

James A Thompson was born in November 1865, in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom as the son of John Thompson and Sarah. He married Nellie R Dexter on 6 April 1896, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States for about 30 years. He died on 1 December 1959, in Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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James A Thompson
Nellie R Dexter
Marriage: 6 April 1896
Anna D Thompson
Arthur C Thompson
Clarence R Thompson

Spouse & Children

  • Male1865–1959Male

  • Nellie R Dexter


6 April 1896
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


  • Anna D Thompson


  • Male1899–1986Male

  • Clarence R Thompson


Parents & Siblings

  • John Thompson


  • Sarah




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 35

Lansingburgh, to the north, became part of Troy in 1900.

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, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James A Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James A Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

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