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1858 Born in Belfast, son of James Thomson
1873-77 Pupil in the office of John Young C.E. of Perth, engaged in plans for drainage of Perth and other towns.
Worked for G. A. Lundie for nearly 2 years drawing up plans for Galashiels and plans for a railway junction in South Wales.
c.1881 Started work as Engineer to the Sanitary Protection Association in Edinburgh
1888 Proposed for Associate Membership of Inst Civil Engineers; address given as Upper Dean Terrace, Edinburgh.
1892 Recorded as living in Newcastle upon Tyne
1900 Married Ida Oppe in Chelsea
1901 James Thompson 43, civil engineer, lived in Elswick, with Ida Thompson 29 and his sister Mary H Thompson 46
1906 Address registered with Inst Civil Engineers: 22 Rutland Square, Edinburgh
1911 James Thomson 53, civil engineer, in a manufacturing works, lived in Newcastle upon Tyne with Ida Thomson 39
1812 Ida Thomson died on railway near Loughborough
1916 Address registered with Inst Civil Engineers: 22 Rutland Square, Edinburgh
1922 Address registered with Inst Civil Engineers: 20 Melville Street, Edinburgh