John Orson Thompson

8 Aug 1844 - 31 Oct 1906

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John Orson Thompson

8 Aug 1844 - 31 Oct 1906
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Thanks to the contribution of a helpful family member, pieces of the oral family history, passed from my father Robert Thompson, and grandfather Alma Thompson, have perhaps come more closely together, regarding the story: 'One of our family (at some point and duration) rode in the front seat of Brig

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John Orson Thompson

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Theodore Cemetery (aka Old Duchesne Cemetery)

6806 River Rd
Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah
United States

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By John S Thompson
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August 30, 2020
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October 30, 2015
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October 25, 2015

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Contributor: Graveyard Crawler Created: 8 months ago Updated: 8 months ago

Thanks to the contribution of a helpful family member, pieces of the oral family history, passed from my father Robert Thompson, and grandfather Alma Thompson, have perhaps come more closely together, regarding the story: "One of our family (at some point and duration) rode in the front seat of Brigham Young's wagon, on the trip to Utah". The reference to John Orson Thompson, found in the reference book: "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah", mentions his wife: "Lucy Maria Groves (daughter of Elisha H. Groves and Lucy Simmons, pioneers 1848, Brigham Young Company)."There is the distinct possibility, the oral history passed down in my family, was regarding a member of the Lucy Maria Groves family, and may even be relating to her sister Patience Sibyl Groves, since the sisters apparently remained close throughout their lives.

Life timeline of John Orson Thompson

John Orson Thompson was born on 8 Aug 1844
John Orson Thompson was 15 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
John Orson Thompson was 16 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
John Orson Thompson was 30 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
John Orson Thompson was 37 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
John Orson Thompson was 49 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
John Orson Thompson died on 31 Oct 1906 at the age of 62
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