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Henry Thompson                               1863-1892
Henry Thompson was born 14 November 1863, the son of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar. Henry is also referred to as Harry, the names appear interchangeable. He married Margaret Dove. He traveled to the United States, and his first child Harry Nash appears to have been born in the State of Illinois. He was a partner in the firm of Messrs. Low, Thompson, and Co., provision merchants. In early 1892, two weeks after the birth of his second son, George, his life came to a terrible end, in a dramatic attempted murder, and suicide, involving a young barmaid of 21. He died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head on 11 February 1892.

Margaret "Minnie" Dove                 1866-
"Minnie" was born on 24 September 1866, the daughter of Robert Dove and Elizabeth Curtley, at Monkwearmouth, County Durham.
I have found the following children:
  Harry Nash Born abt 1888   Ludbury, Canada Married Annie Eileen Foster
George Born 28 Jan 1892   Liverpool  

Birth of Parents
Henry Thompson b: 14 Nov 1863   c: 6 Jan 1864   Holy Trinity, Southwick, Durham   1863 4Q Sunderland 10a 505
son of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar, of Carley Lodge, Southwick, Shipbuilder

Margaret "Minnie" Dove b: 24 Sep 1866           Sunderland, County Durham     1867 1Q Sunderland 10a 575
daughter of Robert Dove and Elizabeth Curtley

Marriage
5 May 1888
Henry Thompson
Margaret Dove
    Manhatten, New York City
25, Single, Parents Robert Thompson and Sarah Barber
22, Single, Parents: Robert Dove and Elizabeth Curtley

Children
Harry Nash Thompson b: abt 1888             Illinois, United States
son of Harry and "Minnie" Thompson

1891 Census RG12-2985 6 April 1891 Waterloo, Litherland, Lancashire
District 5, Image 1 of 60
1 Alexandra Road
Harry Thompson
Minnie (Wife)
Harry Nash
Plus 2 Servants
Age 27
Age 24
Age 2
Provision Merchant Sunderland
Sunderland
Illinois
Durham
Durham
United States
abt 1863
abt 1866
abt 1888

George Thompson b: 28 Jan 1892             Liverpool, Lancashire      1892 1Q West Derby   8b 497
son of Harry Thompson and Margaret Dove, 1 Alexander Road, Litherland, Waterloo

Death
Henry Thompson Died 11 Feb 1892, Age 28, Feathers Hotel, Clayton Square, Islington, Liverpool.
By his own hand.                       1892 2Q Liverpool   8b 122

      Liverpool Mercury
Friday, 12 February 1892 Read about the dramatic end of his life.
Saturday, 13 February 1892  Read further details.
Monday, 15 February 1892  Read about the first session of his inquest
Tuesday, 16 February 1892  Read about the funeral
Monday, 25 April 1892  Read about the closing session of his inquest

LIVERPOOL   7 July 1892                                 Probate
Thompson, Henry, of South Bank, Waterloo, near Liverpool, provision merchant who died 11 February 1892. Administration Liverpool 7 July 1892 to Margaret Thompson, Widow.   Effects £20.

1901 Census RG13-670 1 April 1901 East Molesey, Surrey
Arnison Road
Tor Lodge
Albert Hunt
Sarah (Wife)
Gretel (dau)
John (son)
William (son)
Amy Oliver (Visitor)
Arthur Harwood (Visitor)
Nash Thompson (Boarder)
George Thompson (Boarder)
Neil Porter (Boarder)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 38
Age 38
Age 5
Age 4
Age 1
Age 22
Age 22
Age 12
Age 9
Age 6
Schoolmaster




Lady Help Dom
Asst School Master
Dinton
Shrewsbury
Wimbledon
Wimbledon
E. Molesey
Russia
Leicester
U.S. New York
Liverpool
London
Bucks
Salop
Surrey
Surrey
Surrey
British Subject
Leicester
British Subject
Lancs
Middlx
abt 1862
abt 1862
abt 1895
abt 1896
abt 1899
abt 1878
abt 1878
abt 1888
28 Jan 1892
abt 1894

Death
Margaret "Minnie" (Dove) Thompson No Date

1911 Census RG14-82 3 April 1911 Hanley, Staffordshire
11 John Street
Sarah Capper (Widow)
Ada Reia (Dau)(s)
Benjamin Burstall (Boarder)(s)
George Thompson (Boarder)(s)
Age 82
Age 35
Age 19
Age 18

Sewer Folder
Photo Engraver
Dental Mechanic
Hanley
Hanley
Glasgow
Liverpool
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Lanarkshire
Lancashire
abt 1828
abt 1875
abt 1891
28 Jan 1892
Marriage
17 Jun 1912
Harry Nash Thompson
Annie Eileen Foster
Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, New South Wales, Australia
23, Father: Thomas John Foster, Mother:Mary Ann (Purcell)
20, Father: Harry Thompson, Mother: Minnie (Dove)(deceased)
SPECIAL THANKS  to T. Grant White, London, a descendant of Elizabeth Thompson (1828-1905) for uncovering the complete details of the death of Henry Thompson provided above.