William Henry Thompson

27 May 1848–28 March 1930 (Age 81)
Florence, Zone, Kent, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Thompson was born on 27 May 1848, in Florence, Zone, Kent, Ontario, Canada, his father, Matthew Thompson, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Steinhoff, was 37. He married Rachel Alice Shaw on 21 July 1873, in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Kent, Georgian Highlands, Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 28 March 1930, in Thamesville, Camden, Kent, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Camden, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Thompson
1848–1930
Rachel Alice Shaw
1852–1921
Marriage: 21 July 1873
William Henry Thompson
1874–1923
James M Thompson
1877–
David Leslie Thompson
1879–1963
Jennie Mae Thompson
1882–1968
Florence Alexander Helen Thompson
1888–1936
Teressa Gertrude Thompson
1896–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 July 1873
Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Thompson

    Male1802–1870Male

    Elizabeth Steinhoff

    Female1811–Female

siblings

(8)

    Richard Thompson

    Male1830–1910Male

    Matthew E Thompson

    Male1833–1871Male

    James Thompson

    Male1838–Male

    Julia A. Thompson

    Female1839–Female

    John Thompson

    Male1842–1915Male

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 19

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1871

Age 23

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 35

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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 (3)

  • Henry Thompson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Henry Thompson in entry for Leslie David Thompson, "Canada, Ontario Church and Civil Records, 1801-1948"
  • William Henry Thompson in entry for William Henry Thompson, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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