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William Thompson

Birth
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 9 Dec 1906 (aged 82)
East Luther, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 100028597 · View Source
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1901
William Thompson 75
Mary A Thompson 62
William J Thompson 81
David H Thompson 29
James L Thompson 20
Cathrine L Thompson 28
Robert G Thompson 26
Samuel J Thompson 20
Maud E Thompson 20
Joseph I Thompson 18
District: Wellington (centre)
District Number: 124
Sub-District: Garafraxa (East/est)
Sub-District Number: D-1
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Name: Mary A. Hillis
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario
Residence: Toronto
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Father Name: James
Mother Name: Mary
Spouse Name: William Thomson
Spouse's Age: 30
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1833
Spouse Birth Place: Garafraxa Township
Spouse Residence: Garafraxa Township
Spouse Father Name: William
Spouse Mother Name: Martha
Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1863
Marriage County or District: Halton
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Name: May Ann Hillis Thompson
Death Date: 18 Oct 1915
Death County or District: Dufferin
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Birth Location: Toronto, Ontario
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ORANGEVILLE BANNER
December 20,p.5:William Thompson - One of the few surviving pioneers of East Garafraxa passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9th, in the person of Mr. Wm. Thompson, of the 14th con. of East Garafraxa. About two years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke, which left him weak, but he was about till a week before his death. The late Mr. Thompson was a native of Antrim, Ireland. He set sail on the 17th of March, 1847, for the New World, landing about May 1st. He remained for some time near Toronto; following the occupation as sawyer in the mills for a number of years. About 45 years ago he came to East Garafraxa and work in the late Mr. Phillip's mill. Garafraxa was an unbroken wilderness, and Grand Valley was yet unknown. On lot 15 he commenced to hew out a home for himself. He suffered the privations incidental to pioneer life, and persistently he pursued his laborious task, that of transforming the forest into tillable land. On the 11th of June, 1862, he married May Ann Hillis, of Streetsville, who, with six boys and five girls, survive him: - Mrs. W.W. Dickson, of East Luther; Mrs. John Ritchie, Acton; Wm. J. and D.H. of Amaranth; James L. and Robert G. on the homestead; Misses Kate L. and Maude E., of Toronto; Mrs. P.J. Madigan, of Toronto; G.S., a druggist, of Wapella, Sask.; and J.T., a missionary for the Latter Day Saints. In religion he was a firm believer in the doctrine promulgated by the Latter Day Saints, and often rejoiced in the fact that he was over permitted to hear and obey the old Jerusalem Gospel. In politics he was a Reformer. The funeral took place on Tuesday to Greenwood cemetery, Orangeville and was conducted by Elder John H. Taylor. - Star and Vidette.


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  • Created by: scottsheat
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100028597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thompson (12 Nov 1824–9 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100028597, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by scottsheat (contributor 47208444) .