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Helen Finerty Thompson

  • Birth 1834 Northern Ireland
  • Death 19 Sep 1892 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 63472167

♥ ~ My Great-Great Grandmother ~ ♥

Helen married John Joseph Thompson, and the couple had three sons: James, William, and John Joseph Jr.

When Helen's youngest son (my great grandfather) was only six months old, her husband deserted the family. She and her three young children left their farm in West Virginia and slowly made their way back to Pennsylvania. She took jobs as a housekeeper along the way to support her family, including working as housekeeper for Governor Curtin in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Gravesite Details Helen was originally buried in the Saint Mary's Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery on Bowman's Hill, Darling Street in Wilkes-Barre. The church abandoned that cemetery around 1900, and the bodies were moved to this "new" Saint Marys Cemetery.
  • Created by: Star Kline
  • Added: 29 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63472167
  • Star Kline
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Finerty Thompson (1834–19 Sep 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63472167, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Star Kline (contributor 46964248) .