John Paton Thomson

ID No.910, (16 July 1865 - circa 1928)
Father*Alexander Thomson1 b. 1821, d. 1912
Mother*Margaret Paton1 b. 1825, d. 1922
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Descendent Chart for Thomas Sharp
Birth*16 Jul 1865 John Paton Thomson was born in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland.1,2 
Residence*26 Nov 1886 He lived at Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland.1 
Occupation*26 Nov 1886 He was a mineral borer.1  
Marriage*26 Nov 1886 He married Elizabeth Sharp, daughter of James Sharp and Euphemia Fowler Funkie, in Innerleven, Parish of Markinch, Fife, Scotland. The marriage was solemnised by Rev. Alexander Aytoun Young.1,3 
Occupation During his lifetime, John Paton Thomson was also a general contractor, a general labourer, a ganger in the docks, and a coal trimmer.2 
Occupation19 Nov 1903 He was a railway ganger.3  
19 Nov 1903 He was present at the birth of Andrew Coyle Thomson in 10 Hamilton Park, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland.3 
Birth Reg
10 Dec 1903 He registered the birth of Andrew Coyle Thomson, his son, in Strathaven.3 
Anecdote* The whole Thomson family left Scotland in the 1920's. James and Euphemia ended up returning to Scotland when the depression hit. John Snr and Margaret ended up in Winnepeg. Elizabeth, John Jnr, both Roberts, Andrew and Lillian moved to Detroit. 
Death*c 1928 John Paton Thomson died at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth.2 


Elizabeth Sharp (22 Sep 1867 - c 1949)
Last Edited1 Jan 2019


  1. [S11] NRS Certs : M: 1886: Markinch (447),30. Cert/transcript held
  2. [S92] Ext. Research : Mrs WS Thomson (2607).
  3. [S11] NRS Certs : B: 1903: Avondale (621),131. Cert/transcript held