Benj Thompson1

b. circa 1859, d. 1950
Last Edited=3 Jun 2016
     Benj Thompson was born circa 1859 at Canada.1 He was the son of James Thompson and Phebe A Soper.2

On 1 June 1880 Benj Thompson was enumerated in the household of Barnabas Rector on the 1880 U. S. census for Salt Creek Township, Tama County, Iowa as Benj Thompson, 21 years old, Hiredhand, Single, birthplace of Canada, occupation of Farm Laborer. Father born in Canada. Mother born in Canada. Also enumerated in the household were Mary E (?) and Mathew P Rector.1

Benj Thompson married Ella Jane Falls, daughter of Jermiah Falls and Mary Noble, on 2 May 1881 at Toledo, Tama County, Iowa.2

Benj Thompson was enumerated on 18 June 1900 as head of household on the 1900 U. S. census for Marion, Polk County, Missouri as Beng W Thompson, 41 years old, Head, married for 19 years, Born Jan 1859 in Canada Eng, occupation of Farmer, 0 Months Unemployed, Immigration Year1874, Number of Years in USA 26, Naturalized , Could read, Could write, Could speak English. owned a Farm which was Free and Clear. Father born in Canada Eng. Mother born in Canada.. Also enumerated in the household were Ella Jane Falls, Lillith Thompson, William H Thompson, Barnny A Thompson, Phebe A Thompson and Barnabas Rector.3

Benj Thompson died in 1950.4

Benj Thompson was buried at Sodville Cemetery, Ford County, Kansas, FG .4

Children of Benj Thompson and Ella Jane Falls


  1. 1880 U. S. census, Tama County, Iowa, population schedule, Salt Creek Township, Enumeration District 332, p. 5 (written) p. 569 A (stamped), dwelling 44, family 46, Barna Rector; digital image, ( : accessed 06 Dec 2008); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, Roll 365.
  2. Iowa State Board of Health, Return of Marriages, Tama County: 305 (Palo Alto - Taylor) year ending 1 Oct 1881, 987, Benjamin Thompson and Ella Jane Falls; database and images, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937", ( : accessed 01 Jun 2016); citing Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
  3. 1900 U. S. census, Polk County, Missouri, Marion, Enumeration District 132, p. 180 B (stamped) p. 10 (written) and , p. 181 A (stamped) p. 11 (written), dwelling 209, family 212, Beng W Thompson; digital image, ( : accessed 22 May 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, Roll 883.
  4. Find A Grave, database and images ( 22 May 2016), memorial page for Benjamin W. Thomson, Find A Grave Memorial no. 24833633, Creator:Larry E. Barnes, Photo Diane & John, accessed 22 May 2016, citing Sodville Cemetery, Ford County, Kansas.