Monday, April 19, 2010

The Children of John and Lydia (Bell) Thompson

John Thompson and Lydia Bell were married on September 23, 1872, in Jefferson County, Ohio. John died on March 4, 1923. Lydia died on February 21, 1930.

John and Lydia are my great-great-grandparents. This is my line to them: me -> Audrey Meinzen Doyle -> Emma Bickerstaff Meinzen -> Mary Thompson Bickerstaff -> John and Lydia (Bell) Thompson

These are their children who are known to me.

Mary Thompson
born 26 Oct 1873 in New Alexandria, Jefferson, Ohio
died 6 Sep 1940 in Mineral Ridge, Trumbull, Ohio
married Edward Jesse Bickerstaff on 15 Mar 1891
They had 9 children; 8 survived to adulthood

Laura V. Thompson
born 15 Dec 1875 in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson, Ohio
died after 21 Feb 1930
Laura is named as Mrs. Laura Shorts in her father’s obituary (1923); and as Mrs. Laura Short of Wellsburg, WV, in her mother’s obituary (1930).

Anna Thompson
born abt. 1877 in Jefferson County, Ohio
died after 6 Sep 1940
Annie is named in her father’s obituary (1923); as Mrs. Levi Allen of McKeesport, PA in her mother’s (1930) and her sister Mary’s obituaries (1940).

Rachel Ann Thompson
born 23 Feb 1878 in Jefferson County, Ohio
died unknown date
It is possible that Anna and Rachel Ann are the same person

Ida Thompson
born ~1879 (8/12 year, b. April of census year: 1 Jun 1879-31 May 1880) in Jefferson County (probably), Ohio
died after 6 Sep 1940
Mrs. Ida Hall is named in her father’s obituary (1923); Mrs. Ida Deal of Cleveland in her mother’s obituary (1930); and Mrs. Ida Diehl of Parkersburg, WV in her sister Mary’s obituary (1940)

James R. Thompson
born 17 Aug 1882 in Jefferson County, Ohio
died after 4 Mar 1923
James R. is named in his father’s obituary (1923)

Elizabeth May Thompson
born 28 Jan 1885 in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson, Ohio
died 8 Mar 1920 in Alikanna, Jefferson, Ohio
Elizabeth May Gather died of septicemia at her parents’ home.

Jessie Thompson
born 27 Aug 1888 in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
died after 6 Sep 1940
Jessie is named in her father’s obituary (1923); as Mrs. Jessie Mendenhall of Wheeling, WV in her mother’s obituary (1930); and as Mrs. Jessie Mandenhall of Athens in her sister Mary’s obituary (1940)

Male Infant
born 1 Jan 1891, Cross Creek Township, Jefferson, Ohio
died unknown

I believe there are several more children to be found, based on the 1900 census which indicates that Lydia had 7 living children out of 11 born to her.

If/when I discover/uncover more information I will update this page.

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