James THOMPSON

Male 1890 - 1942  (52 years)


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  • Name James THOMPSON 
    Born 1890  Howland Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1942  Espanola, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jul 1942  Hilly Grove Cemetery, Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18151  Manitoulin Roots
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2014 

    Father Chief Charles OBATOSSAWAY,   b. 23 Feb 1860, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1950, Sucker Creek, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane THOMPSON,   b. 1862, Garden River, Vankoughuet Township, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1880  Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Marriages # 001 045 - 1880
      Charles OBETOSSAWAY, 21, Indian, Manitoulin Island, Garden River, s/o George & Sarah, married Mary Jane THOMPSON, 18, Riviere aux Desert, Garden River, d/o Jacob & Mary, witn: Thomas OBETEAAWAY & Jacob THOMPSON, 6 July 18 80 at Sault Ste. Marie
    Family ID F5355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha May MCVEY,   b. 28 Sep 1895, Howland Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1959  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1912  Sucker Creek, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario Vital Records - Marriages # 011 640 - 1912
      James OBOTOSSWAY, 26 and Mary McVAY, 18 were married 26 December 1912 at Sucker Creek. Groom's Parents: Charles Obotossway, Lumberman and Jane Thompson. Bride's Parents: John McVay, Laborer and Rosanna Brandow. Witnesses: Henry Obotossaway and Margaret Maggrah, both of Little Current.
    Children 
     1. Baby Boy OBATOSSAWAY,   b. 7 May 1913, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1913, Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Bert THOMPSON,   b. 1 Jan 1919, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1980  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary, Manitoulin Expositor - July 30, 1942 -
      Local Man Fatally Injured at the Quarries
      Jim Thompson, 52, resident of Little Current, sustained serious injury to his head Tuesday afternoon while working at the Dominion Mines and Quarries, Killarney.
      The accident occurred about four o'clock when a rock flew out of the crusher and landed on Thompson's head, fatally injuring him.
      Percy Mitchell rendered first aid to the unconscious man while the quarry boat "Gaston" was made ready. The motor had just been assembled after a repair job when the alarm was sounded. The pilot, Walter Burke, and his mechanic, Russell Roque, made the 22 miles to Little Current in 45 minutes and it was claimed that this was the shortest time ever made.
      At Little Current Dr. R.C. Young gave medical attention and accompanied the injured man to Espanola, with Superintendent Wm. Bergoine in the Bennett's Ambulance.
      Jim Thompson was a brother to Thomas Abtossaway and was well-known here.
      Jim Thompson passed away at the Espanola Hospital at 12 o'clock Tuesday midnight, due to a seriously fractured skull.

      Through The Years, Vol. VI, No., 1, November 1988, page 26
      ROCK BLAST IN SILICA QUARRY KILLS WORKMAN
      August 1942
      James Thompson, Little Current, aged 52, died in Espanola Hospital, Tuesday evening from head injuries caused by a falling rock unloosed by an explosion. The deceased, a well-known local resident, was loading lumber at the Dominion Mines' silica quarry, 15 miles from Little Current, when a blast was set off. A flying projection rendered the workman unconscious.
      The accident occurred shortly before 5 o'clock in the afternoon and the company's boat was pressed into service to rush the victim to the hospital. He died a few hours after admittance there. He is survived by his widow and one son. He had been previously employed by the Public Utilities Commission and also worked as a lineman for the Manitoulin and Telegraph Company. He was born in Howland township, and son of Charles Abotossaway, who legally changed his name to that of Thompson.