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David Thompson
Birth: Apr. 30, 1770
Death: Feb. 10, 1857

Canadian explorer, fur trader and geographer who for 34 years mapped the main routes between the St Lawrence and the Pacific Ocean. He surveyed the West and found an economical route down the Columbia to the Pacific. Submitted by A. Gottfred: Thompson's first biographer, and the man who was most responsible for spreading his story, was geographer & explorer Joseph Burr Tyrrell (founder of the Geological Survey of Canada, and namesake of Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology). When Tyrrell visited Thompson's grave, he was embarrassed by the modest marker. He arranged for the one which is shown in the picture on the website. There are four iron rods sticking out of the top of the white pillar on the marker; these originally supported a large decorative iron sextant. At some point, it was vandalized, or vandalism was feared, and the sextant is now in 'safekeeping' in a storage shed at the cemetery. 
 
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  Charlotte Small Thompson (1785 - 1857)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Royal Cemetery
Montreal
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
Plot: Section C5
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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David Thompson,;David Thompson..Davey Thompson King of the Canadian Wild Frontier....
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jun. 20, 2016

- William D Berry
 Added: Feb. 15, 2016
You were all over the West, your story is amazing.
- Ed. McConnell
 Added: Jul. 28, 2015
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