William Henry Thompson

William Henry Thompson (1838-1922) was born 1 May 1838 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He was the son of Joseph Thompson and Penelope Thompson. He married Matilda Young on 12 Jun. 1859 in Pawtucket, Providence Co., Rhode Island; widowed 23 Feb. 1866. He married Emma Cottam on 20 Nov. 1868 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 2 Jan. 1859. He was ordained a High Priest by Wilford Woodruff on 20 Mar. 1880, and he corresponded with Wilford Woodruff regularly in the 1880s on the affairs of the Church in St. George, Washington Co., Utah. He died 3 Apr. 1922 in St. George.

Footnotes

William Henry Thompson (KWZP-X8S), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 21 Apr. 2022). William Henry Thompson, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-henry-thompson, accessed 21 Apr. 2022). "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Apr. 2022); William Henry Thompson, 17 Sep. 1838, Birmingham, Warwick, England, no. 2886, p. 361; citing Birmingham, England, Church of England, St. Philip's Cathederal, “V. 14 Baptisms 1835-1837 V. 15 Baptisms 1837-1840,” image 501/662; DGS 7760286. "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Apr. 2022); William H Thompson and Matilda Young, 12 Jun. 1859, Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island; citing Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Town Clerk, and North Providence, Rhode Island, Town Clerk, “Records of births, marriages and deaths of North Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1748-1885,” image 399/442; DGS 7527137. "Utah Cemetery Inventory, 1847-2000," database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 28 Apr. 2022); Matilda T. Thompson, 23 Feb. 1866, St. George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington Co., Utah Territory; citing "Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah." Washington County News, “Obituary--W. H. Thompson” (Washington Co., Utah), 13 Apr. 1922, p. 1; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Apr. 2022); William Henry Thompson, 3 Apr. 1922, St. George, Washington Co., Utah, file no. 30; citing series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 4123124.

Mentioned in

  • Page 344

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    Excerpt:
    September 14, 1878 ~ Saturday Sept 14th 1878 I arose quite unwell in the morning went to the field & spent the day 6 Miles September 15, 1878 ~ Sunday 15 Sunday I Attended Meeting in the Morning Tabernacle at 2 oclok Prayer By N H Felt G Q Cannon spoke 50 M[inutes], & J Taylor 27 M[inutes] we met in council & prayer circle September 16, 1878 ~ Monday 16 [FIGURE] I wrote one ...
    Dates:
    September 14, 1878 September 15, 1878 September 16, 1878 September 17, 1878 September 18, 1878 September 19, 1878 September 20, 1878 September 21, 1878 September 22, 1878 September 23, 1878 September 24, 1878 September 25, 1878 September 26, 1878 September 27, 1878
  • Page 345

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    Excerpt:
    September 28, 1878 ~ Saturday Sept 28th 1878 I took cars with Mrs Woodruff Rode to Brigham City Mrs W stoped I continued on to Smithfield & spent the night 100 Mils September 29, 1878 ~ Sunday 29. Sunday I attended the sabbath school & Meeting in the Afternoon. John D. T. McAllister spoke 63 Minuts W Woodruff 30 M[inutes] Laid hands upon 2 sick person we Met in the Evening W Woodruff spoke One hour upon the ...
    Dates:
    September 28, 1878 September 29, 1878 September 30, 1878 October 1, 1878 October 2, 1878 October 3, 1878 October 4, 1878 October 5, 1878 October 6, 1878
  • Page 464

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

    Excerpt:
    Dec 16, 1879 I wrote a letter of 10 pages to A M Musser and gave him an account of my visit to the 7 Indian villages and sent him a copy of the two Letters on the timber question [FIGURES] I dreamed at night that President Taylor was sealing all in the Church Plural marriages to them that wished it. we met in the council of the 12 I thought the glory of God rested upon us and we done all our work openly and the government had ...
    Dates:
    December 17, 1879 December 18, 1879 December 19, 1879 December 20, 1879 December 21, 1879 December 22, 1879
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from James G. Bleak, 16 August 1878

    Excerpt:
    St George Utah. August 16th, 1878. Dear Bro. Woodruff, Since writing the account of the temple being struck by lightning this morn- ing, and which has been addressed to Prest Taylor and yourself. I have got a sketch from the inside of the dome, kindly taken by Bro. P. Leuba and brought to me by Bro. Wm H. Thompson. Feeling it would be interesting to you I enclose it. I also enclose ...
    Dates:
    August 16, 1878
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to John Taylor and George Q. Cannon, 24 September 1885

    Excerpt:
    it appeared as though He would die on my hands. he had no woman or child with him except one son & he was in the field. He had Charge of Presidnt Youngs blaksmith shop in S L.C for may years I sent for R T Burton E. F. Sheets Bleek & Thompson who cane & joind me in administering to him. we washed, anointed, & Adminstered to him and it seemd to revive him much for the time being, but ...
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 8 March 1881

    Excerpt:
    [LEFT] to get the engine out of the Temple as it is doing a great deal of damage in blacking the walls on the outside. It will cost a thousand dollars to put the Temple in as good repair as it was when the engine was first put in and the longer it continues the worse it will be. The outside building for the engine also a dining room should be erected as soon as circumstances will per mit; however these matters we can talk over at Conference We excpect Brothers E Snow,
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to John Taylor and George Q. Cannon, 23 September 1886

    Excerpt:
    L. D. S. Historian's Office, P. O. Box 321, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24 Sept. 1886 President John Taylor. Friday. Dear Brother To-day I received the following letter from Bro. W. W., which he requested me to copy and forward to you, as his handwriting is hardly legible in many places, being done rather hastily in his peculiar style of penmanship. Respectfully, J. Jaques. Sept. 23, 1886. Presidents John Taylor and G. Q. Cannon. Dear Brethren ...
    Dates:
    September 23, 1886
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to James G. Bleak, 6 February 1897

    Excerpt:
    Woodroffville Feb 6, 1897 James G Bleak Beloved Brother My BirthDay coms upon Monday March 1.1890 which Maks me 90 year of Age And my wife Emma woodruff 59 year of Age. I expect to Meet my friends in the big Tabornacl (And I expect to Meet at 10 oclock in the Morning But Brother GQ Connor advices 2 oclock) This note is to invite you to be present if you can I shall to send with this a Note to
    Dates:
    February 6, 1897
  • Page 299

    Part of Journal (February 1880 – December 1885)

    Excerpt:
    Aug 30, 1883 Br Richards had his thigh broaken a Month before the Sugrgean would acknowledge that it was broaken or Before it was set which places him in a dangerous condition. I spent a part of the day in the office wabut was quite unwell August 31, 1883 ~ Friday 31. [FIGURE] I wrote 4 Letters to Sarah, Minnie Goodrich Wm H Thompson & G Teasdale. I Bought 558 lbs of fence wire & ...
    Dates:
    August 31, 1883 September 1, 1883 September 2, 1883 September 3, 1883 September 4, 1883 September 5, 1883 September 6, 1883 September 7, 1883
  • Page 319

    Part of Journal (February 1880 – December 1885)

    Excerpt:
    Dec 16 1883 I dined with Richard Bentley. Afternoon Wm Thompson Prayed Authorities of the Church were presented and accepted There was a petition sent in not to present the Bishop of the first ward as they thought He was ingaged with some others to defruad them out of a Dividend of the Canaan herd stock I told the petitioners that I should not read the Petition But it must be setled in the ward whare the Bishop Presided it was not proper to discuss ...
    Dates:
    December 17, 1883 December 18, 1883