John Thompson

12 September 1919–16 February 1986 (Age 66)
Great Houghton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Thompson was born on 12 September 1919, in Great Houghton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edwin Thompson, was 26 and his mother, Ethel Thompson Newsome, was 22. He died on 16 February 1986, in Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Whitinsville, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edwin Thompson
Ethel Thompson Newsome
John Thompson

Parents and Siblings

    Edwin Thompson


    Ethel Thompson Newsome




World Events (3)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1924 · Terry's Open the Chocolate Works

Age 5

Terry’s in York, England was a confectionery factory, later named the Chocolate Works. It opened in 1926 and closed in 2005 causing around 300 people to lose their jobs. Some of the treats that were made there consisted of Chocolate Apples and Chocolate Oranges.

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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