John Orson Thompson, Sr.

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John Orson Thompson, Sr.

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Nashville, Lee County, Iowa, United States
Death: October 31, 1906 (62)
Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Lewis Thompson and Matilda Delila Thompson
Husband of Lucy Maria Groves
Father of John Orson Thompson, Jr.; Lucy Matilda Thompson and Mary Francis Thompson
Brother of William Samuel Thompson

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About John Orson Thompson, Sr.

Biographical Summary:

(son of James Louis Thompson and Matilda Willis). Born August 8, 1844, Nashville, Lee County, Iowa.

Married: Lucy Maria Groves December 27, 1863, Kanarraville, Iron County, Utah (daughter of Elisha H. Groves and Lucy Simmons, pioneers 1848, Brigham Young company). She was born May 7, 1848, Winter Quarters, Iowa.

Their children:

  1. John Orson born February 21, 1866, married Amanda Mead;
  2. Brigham Samuel born October 25, 1868;
  3. James Elisha born February 17, 1870, married Cyrena Young;
  4. Joseph Wallace born February 23, 1872, married Helen G. Pratt September 20, 1901; married Rachel Wilson July 3, 1913;
  5. William Llewellyn born October 12, 1874, married Adelaide Smith 1899;
  6. Lucy Matilda born February 14, 1877;
  7. Sarah Jane born October 17, 1879, married George C. Mead 1902;
  8. George Franklin born May 1, 1882;
  9. Arthur Alonzo born October 29, 1884;
  10. Mary Frances born November 27, 1887, married George Avrett 1908.

Family resided Henrieville and Duchesne, Utah.

Farmer.

SOURCE: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1210

Additional Sources

  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 351
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868. Thompson, John Orson; Birth Date: 8 Aug. 1844; Death Date: 31 Oct. 1906; Gender: Male; Age: 7; Company: Isaac Bullock Company 1852).
  • Pioneer Information His name incorrectly appears as "John Oscar Thompson" on his death certificate.
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John Orson Thompson, Sr.'s Timeline

1844
August 8, 1844
Nashville, Lee County, Iowa, United States
1853
May 1, 1853
Age 8
1865
October 10, 1865
Age 21
1866
February 21, 1866
Age 21
Kanarraville, Iron County, Utah, United States
1877
February 14, 1877
Age 32
1887
November 27, 1887
Age 43
1906
October 31, 1906
Age 62
Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, United States
November 2, 1906
Age 62
Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, United States
1954
March 31, 1954
Age 62