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William Henry Thompson

Birthplace: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: St. George, Washington, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Lewis Thompson and Penelope Reynolds Thompson
Husband of Agnes Elizabeth Perkes; Emma C Thompson and Matilda Thompson
Father of Caroline Penelope Woodbury and William Alva Thompson
Brother of Susannah Clark; Eliza Penelope Coucher; Joseph Thompson; Jane Percilla Bleak; Ann Thompson and 7 others
Half brother of John Thompson; Walter Lewis Thompson; Isaiah Thomas Griffiths Thompson; George Thompson and Sylvia Lois Thompson

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About William Henry Thompson

William Henry Thompson (1838 - 1922), son of Joseph Lewis and Penelope Thompson, was born 1 May 1838 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Came to Utah in 1861 with the Ira Eldredge company. He married (1) Matilda Young (1835 - 1866), daughter of Henry Young; (2) Emma Cottam (1850 - 1901), daughter of Thomas Cottam and Caroline Smith; (3) Agnes Elizabeth Perkes (born1840), daughter of Henry Perkes and Charlotte Lowe. William Henry Thompson was a carpenter; he was an overseer in the building of the St. George temple.

Marriages and Children

  1. Matilda Young, married 1859 England
    1. Emily Adelaide born 21 April 1860
    2. Matilda Irene born 27 December 1861, married James G. Blake
    3. Amelia Young born 17 April 1864, married Franklin Pendleton
    4. William Henry born 9 February 1866
  2. Emma Cottam, married 20 November 1868 Salt Lake City
    1. Emma Cottam born 21 August 1869, married John M. Squire
    2. Penelope Caroline born 16 September 1871, married Robert P. Woodbury
    3. William Alma born 27 October 1874
    4. Mary Elizabeth born 28 August 1877, married Joseph Webb
    5. Joseph Smith born 14 November 1880, married Mae Jones
    6. George Thomas born 13 August 1883, married Martha Baker
    7. Ezra Cottam born 25 April 1887, married Rose Jarvis
    8. Samuel born 8 June 1891, married Lucy Hatch
  3. Agnes Elizabeth Perkes, married in February 1878 St. George, Utah
    1. Hyrum Smith born 27 December 1880, married Flora Schmutz
    2. Wilford Woodruff born 27 August 1883, married Kate Judd


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William Henry Thompson's Timeline

May 1, 1838
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
September 17, 1838
St Philip's, Birmingham, Warwick, England
December 2, 1859
Age 21
October 25, 1861
Age 23
September 29, 1875
Age 37
Utah, United States
December 20, 1877
Age 39