Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Harry E. Thompson

The Rev. Harry Thompson was born on 4 November 1845 in Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of Daniel M. and Letecia (Fleet) Thompson. He immigrated tot h United States before 1870, attended Nashotah House, and was ordained by Bishop Welles in 1880. He served as a missionary at St. Paul's, Watertown, Wisconsin, from 1879 to 1881, though the 1880 census listed him as a seminary student in Summit, Wisconsin. From there he became rector of Grace Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from 1881 to 1882, and then rector of Grace Church, Davenport, from 1882 to 1884. While there he married Rebecca Turner Perry in Scott County, Iowa, on 15 April 1884. He moved from here to Logansport, Indiana, serving as rector of Trinity from 1884 to 1886. He returned to Wisconsin, becoming rector of St. Matthew's, Kenosha, in 1886. He was still there in 1898, but by 1900 he was doing missionary work in Maricopa County, Arizona. He moved from there to Burbank, California, by 1910 and was still rector there a decade later. He eventually became vicar of Christ of the Angels Church in Pasadena, where he died on 6 August 1928. He is buried in San Gabriel Cemetery.