Thomas J. Atchison

1860–1943 (Age 83)
Moores Prairie, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Atchison was born on 21 February 1860, his father, James Henry Atchison, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Toney, was 21. He married Rosa May Bumpus on 3 July 1890, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dodds Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Spring Garden, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 13 September 1943, at the age of 83, and was buried in Spring Garden, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas J. Atchison
Rosa May Bumpus
Marriage: 3 July 1890
Harlton Thos Atchison
Vada Jane Atchison

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3 July 1890
Jefferson, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas J. Atchison in entry for George M. Kelley, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Thomas Jefferson Atchisson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Thomas J. Atchison in entry for Mary L. Atchison, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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