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1870 William Fletcher Thompson CDV Photo, Yorkville, Kendall County IL


On reverse: "This is a picture of Wil's that was taken six or seven years ago on a Sunday. His hair needed cutting and pushed it up with his fingers and it fell over his face. Mother would never let any of them to be sent away. They have laid in trunk ever since. I send you one for fun. Just the face looks exactly like him but this hair makes him look wild. Will Thompson, Yorkville, Ill." is handwritten in old period pencil. "Relative of C.B. Myers" is also handwritten in old blue fountain pen ink, presumably years later. Photo Type: Original Antique Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870's. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown. 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
William Fletcher Thompson in the Illinois Deaths Index 1916-1947
Name: William Fletcher Thompson
Birth Date: abt 1836
Death Date: 13 Dec 1920
Death Place: Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois
Death Age: 84
Father Name: John C. Thompson
Mother Name: Mary Bathers Thompson (Mary Bathurst Thompson)

Kendall County Genealogy Records: Burials in Kendall County, Illinois:
1. Mary W. Bathurst, mother of William Fletcher Thompson & Phebe C. Thompson, born Oct 15 1814 in Centre County, Pennsylvania, died Feb 12, 1890 in Yorkville, Illinois.
2. William Fletcher Thompson, (s. William & Mary W. (Bathurst))(s. John C. & Mary W. (Bathurst)) (Note: we do not understand this entry) born March 17 1836 in Beech Creek, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, died Dec 13, 1920 in Yorkville, Illinois. William F. Thompson 1836-1920 is buried at the Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois
3. Phebe C. Thompson, daughter of William & Mary W. Bathurst Thompson, born Sep 16, 1844 in Beech Creek, PA, and died Oct 7 1932, in Yorkville, Illinois.

Mary W Thompson in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 56
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Kendall, Kendall County, Illinois
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members: Name Age
William Thompson 34, a tailor by trade, born Pennsylvania
Mary W Thompson 56 at home, born Pennsylvania
Pheba C Thompson 26 a tailoress by trade, born Pennsylvania

Mary W. Thomson in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary W. Thomson
Age: 65
Birth Date: Abt 1815
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois, USA
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members: Name Age
William Thomson 42
Mary W. Thomson 65
Phebe Thomson 27

William was a tailor, as well as his sister Phebe Thompson, listed as a "tailoress." He was also listed as a Justice of the Peace in Yorkville at one time. Note: He is incorrectly listed as his sister Phoebe's husband in later census records. We do not believe either ever married or had children.

This photo was found in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. We do not know how C.B. Meyers is related to Will...Do you? Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here. It is wonderful to have a personal story handwritten on the back of an old family CDV photo. Rare and beautiful!

Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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