I am hoping this family line may mean something to a fellow Thompson researcher.
William Thompson born March qtr 1850 in Distington Cumberland married Isabella Irving born 4th December 1853 in Harrington Cumberland
Not sure when and where they married but it might be about 1872/1873.
By the time of the 1881 English Census they are living at;
126 Ramsden Street Barrow In Furness, Lancashire
William. THOMPSON Married age 30 bornDistington Cumberland Head of Household Occupation:Carpenter Isabella THOMPSONMarriedage 27born Harrington Cumberland Wife C. W. THOMPSONage 8born Cumberland about 1873 Daughter Occupation:Scholar Isabella THOMPSONage 7born Cumberland about 1874 Daur Occupation:Scholar Jas. I. THOMPSONage 5born Cumberland about 1876 Son Eleanor THOMPSONage 2born Cumberland about 1879 Daughter Wm. IRVINGUnmarriedage 24born Cumberland about 1857 Wife’s Brother Occupation:Blacksmith John THOMPSONUnmarriedage 21born Cumberland about 1860 Brother Occupation:Carpenter
Samuel Thompson was later born on the 13th December 1882.
The 1901 census shows William 50 & Isabella 47 & Samuel 19 still in Barrow in Furness.
Samuel Thompson married Elizabeth Eleanor Barr about 1909, have been unable to locate where as yet.
They had a number of children who may have been registered in the Southampton Hampshire area. William about 1910 Isabel about 1912 Doris about 1915 Albert about 1918 Eric 13th January 1920 in Itchen Southampton, My wife’s Father, I have the certificate. Patricia about 1923
Samuel Thompson died 13th January 1968 Moor Green Hospital Southampton
William moved on to the United States Cleveland Area possibly (Elyria, Lorain OH). Eric followed in the early 1960’s with wife Betty and daughters Cheryl & Helen.
Cheryl & Helen attended Northwood Junior High School. The family returned to England after a time as the business they had hoped to get into failed.
William with his Wife and daughter Patti-Ann who was married and had several children of her own stayed on but have now lost contact.
Searching the SSN Death Indexes, I found a possible candidate for the death of William Thompson
THOMPSON, WILLIAM E 105-01-6804 issued New York Birth: 29 Apr 1909 Death: 15 Nov 1987 Elyria, Lorain OH
If this is the case he died the same year as younger brother Eric, 22 July 1987
If this within your family group, or you can fill in any gaps or you can help in any way, I would appreciate it.