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Thompson family fonds
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Thompson family fonds
Community Records
graphic; textual records
Physical Description:
320 photograph prints; 20 cm of textual records
Fonds contains of financial records, correspondence, legal records, agricultural records and records relating to other personal interests and activities of the Thompson family. Graphic records include 320 candid and studio photographs of the Thompson family, typical farming activities and the Richmond community
History / Biographical:
James Thompson (1858-1940) came to Lulu Island in 1878 from Co. Derry, Ireland via Ontario. Mr. Thompson worked as a farmhand and later as manager of the Milligan farm before purchasing and building his own farm in 1896. He married Esther Abercrombie in 1893 and together they had seven children: Elizabeth Jane (McKay), Esther Letitia (Hoffman), John James, Jessie Mildred (Woods), David William, Mary Leona (Paxton) and Violet Beatrice (Pitman). Mr. Thompson served as a school trustee from 1908 to 1915 and 1921 to 1922. He also served as a member of the Lulu Island West Dyking Commission from 1915 to 1934 and a chairman of the Board of Commissioners from 1915 to 1925. Esther Thompson died on May 21, 1936 at age 71, and James Thompson died on November 3, 1940 at age 83
Thompson family
Thompson, James
Abercrombie, Esther
Paxton, Mary Leona
Thompson, John James
Pitman, Violet Beatrice
Thompson family
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