Henry Thompson

M, b. circa 1786
     Henry Thompson married Sarah Moreland. Henry Thompson was born circa 1786.

Child of Henry Thompson and Sarah Moreland

Henry Thompson1

M, b. circa 1859, d. before 1870
     Henry Thompson was born circa 1859 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 He was the son of Charles Thompson and Elizabeth Price.1 Henry Thompson died before 1870 Does not appear in Elizabeth's family in the 1870 census.2


  1. [S424] 1860 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, Series M653, Rolls 1143 - 1145; FHL #805143 - 5.
  2. [S529] 1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Pennslyvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1377-78; FHL #552876-77.

Henry Clay Thompson

M, b. 6 March 1836, d. 6 September 1911
     Henry Clay Thompson was born on 6 March 1836 at Washington Co., IN.1 He married Mary A. Boyce on 9 October 1860 at Washington Co., IN. Henry Clay Thompson lived in July 1870 at Township 62, Range 14, Adair Co., MO.2 He died on 6 September 1911 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 75.

Child of Henry Clay Thompson and Mary A. Boyce


  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.
  2. [S2574] 1870 Federal Census, Adair County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 755; FHL #552254.

Henton Ellsworth Thompson

M, b. 24 October 1861
     Henton Ellsworth Thompson was born on 24 October 1861 at Delaware, Delaware Co., OH. He was the son of Joseph Brainerd Thompson and Phoebe Jane Tallman. Henton Ellsworth Thompson died in infancy.

Howard McCrory Thompson

M, b. 22 March 1909, d. 3 October 1986
     Howard McCrory Thompson was born on 22 March 1909 at Warnock, Belmont Co., OH, WW II draft registration. He was the son of Dr. John McCrory Thompson and Mamie McKelvey. Howard McCrory Thompson married Myrtle A. Cramer on 30 August 1940 at Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI. Howard McCrory Thompson lived in 1941 at 2202 Ninth Street, Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI, WW II draft registration. He died on 3 October 1986 at Wyandotte, Wayne Co., MI, at age 77.

Hunter Stockton Thompson1

M, b. 18 July 1937, d. 20 February 2005
     Hunter Stockton Thompson was born on 18 July 1937 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.1 He was the son of Jack Robert Thompson and Virginia Davison Ray.1 Hunter Stockton Thompson died on 20 February 2005 at Aspen, Pitkin Co., CO, at age 67

Obituary -- The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland; Monday, 21 FEB 2005, p.A4 (Newspapers.com):

Hunter S. Thompson, creator of 'gonzo journalism,' dies
'Fear and Loathing' writer commits suicide in home in the Aspen, Colo. area

ASPEN, Colo. -- Hunter Stockton Thompson, who coined the term "gonzo journalism" to describe the unique and furiously personal approach to reortage exemplified in his 1972 book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, died last night of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Woody Creek home. He was 67, family members said.

Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, a friend of Thompson's, confirmed the death. Thompson's son, Juan, discovered his body yesterday evening. "Dr. Hunter S. Thompson took his life with a gunshot to the head. The family will provide more information about (a) memorial service shortly," Juan and Anita Thompson, Hunter Thompson's wife, said in a statement.

Countless fans strove to imitate Thompson's startlingly candid first-person accounts that described legally errant escapades fueled by drugs, alcohol and nicotine, yet he maintained a savagely private personal life.

He famously threatened to shoot trespassers, providing endless fodder for caroonist Garry Trudeau's protrayal of Thompson as the hard-living Duke, name after Raoul Duke, a character in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The book was made into a 1998 movie.

Thompson grew up in Louisville, Ky. He earned his high school diploma while in the Air Force. Thompson was still enlisted when he studied journalism at New York's Columbia University, and began his career at the Eglin Air Force Base newsletter while also working as a sportswriter for a local civilian paper. He later worked for Time magazine, the New York Helrald Tribune, the National Observer and The Nation.

Thompson married twice, first to Sandra Dawn Thompson Tarlo, with whom he had one son, Juan F. Thompson. He later married his assistant, Anita Thompson, a native of Fort Collins. Besides his wife and son, survivors include a grandson, William Thompson.

Biography (Findagrave.com):

Journalist and Author. Internationally recognized "Gonzo" journalist, he is best known for his 1972 classic "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas;" also credited with pioneering gonzo journalism - a style of writing that breaks traditional rules of news reporting and is purposefully slanted. His eccentric personality and personal adventures were the basis for his political and cultural criticism of the United States in the 1970s. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he was known for an explosive writing style that employed "action verbs" to comically spin outlandish tales that are completely unbelievable, yet providing a unique viewpoint to accurately describe the underlying reality at hand. His stories became so colorfully contrived that they easily slipped into the realm of fiction, although the basic premise of the story was often accurate. Other books he wrote include: "Hell's Angels" (a non-fiction work that almost cost him his life), "The Proud Highway," and his most recent effort, "Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and The Downward Spiral of Dumbness."

Bio by: Fred Beisser.

Cause of death: Suicide. Per wikipedia.org:

At 5:42 pm on February 20, 2005, Thompson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at Owl Farm, his "fortified compound" in Woody Creek, Colorado. His son Juan, daughter-in-law Jennifer, and grandson were visiting for the weekend. His wife Anita, who was at the Aspen Club, was on the phone with him as he cocked the gun. According to the Aspen Daily News, Thompson asked her to come home to help him write his ESPN column, then set the receiver on the counter. Anita said she mistook the cocking of the gun for the sound of his typewriter keys and hung up as he fired. Will and Jennifer were in the next room when they heard the gunshot, but mistook the sound for a book falling and did not check on Thompson immediately. Juan Thompson found his father's body. According to the police report and Anita's cell phone records, he called the sheriff's office half an hour later, then walked outside and fired three shotgun blasts into the air to "mark the passing of his father". The police report stated that in Thompson's typewriter was a piece of paper with the date "Feb. 22 '05" and a single word, "counselor".

Thompson's inner circle told the press that he had been depressed and always found February a "gloomy" month, with football season over and the harsh Colorado winter weather. He was also upset over his advancing age and chronic medical problems, including a hip replacement; he would frequently mutter "This kid is getting old." Rolling Stone published what Doug Brinkley described as a suicide note written by Thompson to his wife, titled "Football Season Is Over". It read:

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your age. Relax — This won't hurt."

He was cremated in 2005 Ashes scattered on his Owl Farm estate at Woody Creek. Findagrave #10504755.


  1. [S2515] 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1320.

J. S. Thompson1


Child of J. S. Thompson


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 323.

Jack Robert Thompson

M, b. 4 September 1893, d. 3 July 1952
     Jack Robert Thompson was born on 4 September 1893 at Horse Cave, Hart Co., KY.1 He began military service WW I service, U.S. Army, 2 Corps Artillery. He married Virginia Davison Ray, daughter of Presly Stockton Ray and Lucille C. Hunter, on 2 November 1935. Jack Robert Thompson lived on 12 April 1940 at 1277 Bassett Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Insurance adjuster.1 He died on 3 July 1952 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at age 58. He was buried in 1952 at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #54775497.

Children of Jack Robert Thompson and Virginia Davison Ray


  1. [S2515] 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1320.

James Thompson

M, b. 1798
     James Thompson was born in 1798. He married Catherine White on 23 December 1823 at Guernsey Co., OH.

Child of James Thompson and Catherine White

James A. Thompson

M, b. 1833, d. 9 August 1906
     James A. Thompson was born in 1833 at Ohio. He married Mary Magdalene Welty, daughter of John Welty and Mary Magdalene Miller, on 2 March 1861 at Ohio. James A. Thompson died on 9 August 1906 at West Rushville, Fairfield Co., OH.

Children of James A. Thompson and Mary Magdalene Welty

James Albert Thompson

M, b. 12 September 1872, d. 19 June 1934
     James Albert Thompson was born on 12 September 1872 at Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of David McGowan Thompson and Eliza Jane Wyscarver. James Albert Thompson married Melissa Miner, daughter of Don Carlos Miner and Delilah Davis, on 9 December 1913 at Springville, Utah Co., UT. James Albert Thompson died on 19 June 1934 at Springville, Utah Co., UT, at age 61.

Children of James Albert Thompson and Melissa Miner

James Albert Thompson

M, b. 30 December 1920
     James Albert Thompson was born on 30 December 1920 at Payson, Utah Co., UT. He was the son of James Albert Thompson and Melissa Miner.

James Garnet Thompson

M, b. 2 February 1949, d. 25 March 1993
     James Garnet Thompson was born on 2 February 1949 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. He was the son of Jack Robert Thompson and Virginia Davison Ray. James Garnet Thompson died on 25 March 1993 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 44

Oibtuary -- (Findagrave.com):

The most distinctive fact about James Thompson was that he was one of two brothers of writer Hunter Thompson (1937-2005), the other being Davison (1940-). Until his twenties he lived in Louisville, Kentucky.

His father, Jack died when he was but three. He and his two brothers were left to contend with their habitually drunk mother, Virginia, a librarian. Jim would tell stories of having to take a cab when he was a teenager to pick her up from the pavement where she had passed out after Hunter and Davison moved away. His troubled youth greatly influenced the course of his life.

By the early 1970s, Jim was frankly gay to his Louisville friends. Like his famous brother, Jim adopted left-wing politics and the "counter culture" of the 1960s, singing in a local folk music group. Moving to Lexington in his early twenties, he supported himself as a house painter and was a volunteer disk jockey for the University of Kentucky radio station, using the on-air name "Edgar Jelly." He lived with his lover at 302 E. Maxwell St. and liberally smoked marijuana, as was his custom throughout adulthood.

In 1975, then in his mid twenties, Jim moved with his mate to San Diego, and then in 1976 to San Francisco, where he fittingly lived at the intersection of Haight and Ashbury (609 Ashbury St.) He formed friendships and had liasons with other homosexual men who were unknowingly sharing the HIV virus before the AIDS tragedy uncoiled. In 1978 he had a bitter split with a subsequent lover who survived a jump out of the second story window of Jim's apartment when Jim called the police to have him removed.

His adult life was little more happy than his youth. He derived scant pleasure from what he considered mundane jobs, and spoke more critically than favorably of his friends. He sported an "Eat the Rich" button to reflect his political resentments. Among his eccentricities was the habit of collecting used bus transfers so that he could avoid paying fares.

Although Hunter is thought by many to have epitomized liberal tolerance, Jim felt that his famous brother spurned him because of his homosexuality. He also expressed bitterness about Hunter's success and wealth, and the way his brother had treated him as a child. Jim did a modest bit of writing on his homosexuality. He was disdainful of homosexuals who were effeminate, and loathed the drag queen aspect of gay culture. He was also critical of those he called "Castro clones," who were gay men living conventional lifestyles.

Probably his most satisfying and extended work was as a clerk in various health food stores.

Eventually his embittered life ended with his death from AIDS complications.

He was buried in 1993 at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, Findagrave #11188338.

James W. Thompson

M, b. August 1845, d. 22 March 1923
     James W. Thompson was born in August 1845 at Indiana.1 He married Rose Ellen Shaver, daughter of David Wesley Shaver and Marinda Elnora Cheadle, 2 children born, both living as of 1910 census, one grandchild, Alice Carter, age 3, living with the Thompsons in 1910. James W. Thompson died on 22 March 1923 at Harney Co., OR, at age 77.

Children of James W. Thompson and Rose Ellen Shaver


  1. [S1627] 1900 Federal Census, Harney County, Oregon. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1347; FHL #1241347.

Jefferson D. Thompson

     Jefferson D. Thompson married Mary L. Quinnette.

Child of Jefferson D. Thompson and Mary L. Quinnette

Jeremiah C. Thompson

M, b. 15 August 1840, d. 4 October 1915
     Jeremiah C. Thompson was born on 15 August 1840 at Indiana. He married Letitia Ann Fowler on 16 January 1862 at Wapello Co., IA. Jeremiah C. Thompson died on 4 October 1915 at Wapello Co., IA, at age 75.

Child of Jeremiah C. Thompson and Letitia Ann Fowler

Jesse Alvin Thompson

M, b. 7 April 1895, d. 25 December 1953
     Jesse Alvin Thompson was born on 7 April 1895. He was the son of Daniel Thompson and Mahala Lonigan. Jesse Alvin Thompson died on 25 December 1953 at age 58.

Jesse B. Thompson

M, b. January 1833
     Jesse B. Thompson was born in January 1833 at Fayette Co. (probably), OH.1,2 He was the son of Presley Thompson and Louisa Britton.3 Jesse B. Thompson married Rebecca Armstrong, daughter of John Armstrong and Elizabeth Parrett, on 4 September 1856 at Fayette Co., OH, Five children born, four living as of 1900 census.2

Children of Jesse B. Thompson and Rebecca Armstrong


  1. [S246] 1860 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 959; FHL #803959.
  2. [S1606] 1900 Federal Census, Champaign County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 241; FHL #1240241.
  3. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.

Jesse Lee Thompson

M, b. 4 January 1893, d. 13 May 1938
     Jesse Lee Thompson was born on 4 January 1893 at Kentucky. He married Vada May Bruce, daughter of Andrew Francis Bruce and Minnie Alice Sonner, on 7 November 1914 at Brandenburg, Meade Co., KY. Jesse Lee Thompson died on 13 May 1938 at New Amsterdam, Harrison Co., IN, at age 45.

Jocie Thompson

F, b. September 1934
     Jocie Thompson was born in September 1934. She married Paul William Andrew Danford, son of Charles Joseph Danford and Anna Nellie Routh, on 4 November 1955 at Fresno Co., CA. Jocie Thompson lived between 1978 and 2020 at Lindsay, Tulare Co., CA.

John Allen Thompson

M, b. 5 February 1935, d. 19 September 2020
     John Allen Thompson was born on 5 February 1935 at Noble Co., OH. He was the son of Paul McKelvey Thompson and Jessie Lorena Woodford. John Allen Thompson lived on 4 April 1940 at 501 Dorsey Avenue, Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.1 He lived in 2010 at Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH. He died on 19 September 2020 at Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, at age 85. He was buried in September 2020 at Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH, Findagrave #215846883.


  1. [S4078] 1940 Federal Census, Belmont County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3030.

John B. Thompson

M, b. 1857, d. 1936
     John B. Thompson was born in 1857. He married Laura Ester Burkhart. John B. Thompson died in 1936. He was buried in 1936 at La Belle Cemetery, La Belle, Lewis Co., MO, Findagrave #6969600.

Child of John B. Thompson and Laura Ester Burkhart

John Bruce Thompson1

M, b. circa 1831, d. before 14 July 1870
     John Bruce Thompson was born circa 1831 at Indiana.1 He married Martha Ellen Tatlock, daughter of Miles Tatlock and Martha Sutton, on 25 December 1851 at Washington Co., IN.2 John Bruce Thompson died before 14 July 1870 at Washington Co., Indiana.

Child of John Bruce Thompson and Martha Ellen Tatlock


  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.
  2. [S2094] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 369; FHL #545868.

Dr. John McCrory Thompson1

M, b. 9 September 1875, d. 21 April 1926
     Dr. John McCrory Thompson was born on 9 September 1875 at Guernsey Co., OH.1 He was the son of Daniel Thompson and Elizabeth Clippinger.1 Dr. John McCrory Thompson married Mamie McKelvey on 28 November 1906 at Belmont Co., OH. Dr. John McCrory Thompson married Gertrude Vivian Paden on 2 September 1916; Gertrude remarried to Frank. Dr. John McCrory Thompson died on 21 April 1926 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 50. He was buried in 1926 at Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH, Findagrave #69857378.

Children of Dr. John McCrory Thompson and Mamie McKelvey

Children of Dr. John McCrory Thompson and Gertrude Vivian Paden


  1. [S177] 1900 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1273; FHL #1241273.
  2. [S2447] 1930 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1804; FHL #2341538.

John McCrory Thompson II

M, b. 13 July 1919, d. 5 December 2008
     John McCrory Thompson II was born on 13 July 1919 at Old Washington, Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of Dr. John McCrory Thompson and Gertrude Vivian Paden. John McCrory Thompson II died on 5 December 2008 at Canton, Stark Co., OH, at age 89

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com Memorial #148357251):

John M. Thompson, age 89, of Canton, died Friday in his residence after an extended illness. Born in Old Washington, OH to the late John McCrory and Gertrude (Paden)Thompson, M.D. Mr. Thompson was a 1941 graduate of Geneva College Beaver Falls, PA. He was retired from the Sherwin Williams Company in Cleveland, OH after 30 years of service. A member of Faith Community Church, he was known for his infectious laugh, love for his family, gardening, outdoors, sports and was proud to have been the general contractor for two of his homes.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister Dorothy and a brother Charles.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years Carolyn of the residence. Daughter: Linda Gillman of Canton and a son John B. (Patricia) Thompson of Coral Gables, FL. Two grandsons: Kevin Gillman and John Thompson.

A memorial service will be Friday 11:00 A.M. in Faith Community Church with Rev. Mr. Elden Smith officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home 4817 Cleveland Ave., N.W.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Faith Community Church 4301 Cleveland Ave., N.W. Canton, OH 44709.

John W. Thompson

M, b. 15 September 1867
     John W. Thompson was born on 15 September 1867 at Ohio. He was the son of James A. Thompson and Mary Magdalene Welty.

Joseph Brainerd Thompson1

M, b. 9 August 1820
     Joseph Brainerd Thompson was born on 9 August 1820 at Trappe, Montgomery Co., PA.1 He married Phoebe Jane Tallman, daughter of Henton Tallman and Amanda M. Thompson, on 21 February 1856 at Franklin Co., OH.

Children of Joseph Brainerd Thompson and Phoebe Jane Tallman


  1. [S3185] 1880 Federal Census, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 077; FHL #1255117.
  2. [S2875] 1860 Federal Census, Delaware County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 957; FHL #803957.

Julia B. Thompson1

     Julia B. Thompson married George Hall.1

Child of Julia B. Thompson and George Hall


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 607.

Kate Thompson1

F, b. circa 1874
     Kate Thompson was also known as Minnie. She was born circa 1874 at Harrison Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of George Wesley Thompson and Mary Franklin Howsley.1


  1. [S239] 1880 Federal Census, Harrison County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0283; FHL #1254283.

Kathaleen Elizabeth Thompson

F, b. 15 February 1936, d. 12 May 2007
     Kathaleen Elizabeth Thompson was born on 15 February 1936 at Vermont. She married Robert W. Snapp, son of Robert Andrew Snapp and Ida Mae Garrett. Kathaleen Elizabeth Thompson died on 12 May 2007 at Kansas at age 71. She was buried in May 2007 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 94484865.