William Henry Thompson

1 May 1838 - 3 Apr 1922
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.

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.