Thomas Rae Williamson

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Thomas Ray Williamson

Birthplace: Whiflet, Old Monkland Parish, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Wellsville, Cache, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Williamson and Mary Williamson
Husband of Ruth Cecilia Hall
Father of William Maughan Williamson; <private> Williamson; <private> Williamson and <private> Williamson
Brother of James Ray Williamson; <private> Williamson; <private> Williamson and <private> Williamson

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About Thomas Rae Williamson

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 John Easton Company (1851)

Age at departure: 4

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Birth: Jul. 1, 1847 North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Death: Oct. 31, 1890 Wellsville Cache County Utah, USA

Beloved Great Grandfather. Thomas Rae was born in Whiflet, Old Monkland Parish, Lanark, Scotland on July 1, 1847, the son of James and Mary Rae Williamson. James and his family sailed from Liverpool, England in February 1848 and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1851. Thomas married Ruth Cecelia Morgan Maughan on December 23, 1872 in Salt Lake City. They were married by President Daniel H. Wells. They settle in Wellsville, Utah where Thomas purchased a home across the street from Tabernacle Square. Thomas and his brother James worked for the Union Pacific Railroad building the Oregon Short Line into Idaho. In 1882 they contracted to cut a channel to straighten the river through Portneuf Canyon. Thomas had an extensive freighting business and hauled from Utah into Montana. He was gone from home for long periods of time placing a great responsibility on his family. Thomas purchased a farm two miles north of Wellsville and worked ninety acres. The family built a comfortable home and several sheds and a barn. A spring near the house furnished water for all purposed. Thomas, a good provider, died at the age of 43, leaving his wife to care for the family of eight, with a daughter just three months old. He is buried in the Wellsville cemetery.

Family links:

  • James Williamson (1813 - 1869)
  • Mary Rae Williamson (1818 - 1889)
  • Ruth Cecilia Maughn Williamson Hall (1855 - 1927)*
  • Thomas Maughan Williamson (1873 - 1943)*
  • James Maughan Williamson (1876 - 1936)*
  • William Maughan Williamson (1878 - 1954)*
  • Peter Maughan Williamson (1881 - 1947)*
  • Barbara Williamson Garrett (1884 - 1960)*
  • Mary Maughan Williamson Nelson (1886 - 1970)*
  • Ruth Maughan Williamson Jensen (1888 - 1969)*
  • Margaret Williamson Bankhead (1890 - 1958)*

Burial: Wellsville Cemetery Wellsville Cache County Utah, USA

Created by: TLS Record added: Jun 26, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11239804

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Thomas Rae Williamson's Timeline

July 1, 1847
Old Monkland Parish, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
December 23, 1872
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, USA
September 5, 1878
Age 31
October 31, 1890
Age 43
Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, USA
Wellsville, Cache, Utah, USA