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
Rachel Alice Shaw
Marriage: 21 July 1873
William Henry Thompson
James M Thompson
David Leslie Thompson
Jennie Mae Thompson
Florence Alexander Helen Thompson
Teressa Gertrude Thompson

Spouse and Children

21 July 1873
Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada


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Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Thompson


    Elizabeth Steinhoff




    Richard Thompson


    Matthew E Thompson


    James Thompson


    Julia A. Thompson


    John Thompson


+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.

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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