Eliza Thompson

Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson (1816–1905), was a temperance advocate. The daughter of Governor Allen Trimble, Thompson was inspired by a December 23, 1873 lecture by Diocletian Lewis to begin leading groups of women into saloons where they sang hymns and prayed for the closure of the establishments.[1] These direct, non-violent “Visitation Bands” were successful and quickly spread first across the state of Ohio and then to a total of 22 other states from New York to California. Dr. Lewis, a minister who had a drunken father which contributed to his desire for temperance and abstinence, believed that women needed to be educated on the social evils of alcohol.[2]

"Mother Thompson" and others claimed often dramatic conversions by saloon keepers. In other cases, the retailers simply gave up after being picked on for weeks by the Visitation Bands.

Within several years the movement subsided. However, it was successful in stimulating the temperance movement, which had declined with the outbreak of the Civil War (1861–1865). The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traces its origins to the Women’s Crusade against alcohol.

Eliza Thompson

Headstone of Eliza Jane Thompson and her husband James Henry Thompson at Hillsboro Cemetery in Hillsboro, Ohio.

Eliza Jane Thompson

Gravemarker of Eliza Thompson.

James Henry Thompson

Gravemarker of James Henry Thompson.

Eliza Jane Thompson
Eliza Jane Thompson
Eliza Jane Trimble

August 24, 1816
DiedNovember 3, 1905 (aged 89)
Known forTemperance movement


  1. ^ "Crusades". www.wctu.org. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Gately, Iain (2008). Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol. New York: Penguin Group Inc. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-592-40464-3.
Allen Trimble

Allen Trimble (November 24, 1783 – February 3, 1870) was a Federalist and National Republican politician from Ohio. Son of James Trimble and Jane Allen. He served as the eighth and tenth Governor of Ohio, first concurrently as Senate Speaker, later elected twice in his own right.

Association Against the Prohibition Amendment

The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was established in 1918 and became a leading organization working for the repeal of prohibition in the United States. It was the first group created to fight Prohibition, also known as the 18th Amendment. The group was officially incorporated on December 31, 1920. Its activities consisted of meetings, protests, and distribution of informational pamphlets and it operated solely upon voluntary financial contribution. Due to low amount of financial contributions, the Association was largely stagnant until prominent members joined in the mid-1920s.

Elizabeth Callaghan

Elizabeth Callaghan (1802-1852; also Eliza Thompson, later Elizabeth Batman and Sarah Willoughby) was a convict born in Ireland in 1802 and shipped to the penal colony in New South Wales at the age of 17 for passing a counterfeit bank note for £1 with intent to defraud the Bank of England. She travelled with 103 other convicts on 6 June 1821 and arrived in Hobart on 7 January 1822. The town of Mount Eliza near Melbourne is named after her.

Elizabeth Thompson (disambiguation)

Elizabeth Thompson (1846–1933) was a British painter.

Elizabeth Thompson may also refer to:

Elizabeth Thompson (field hockey) (born 1994), New Zealand hockey player

Betty Thompson (1934–1994), Canadian TV presenter

Libby Thompson (1855–1953), American prostitute and dancehall girl

Eliza Thompson (1816–1905), American Christian campaigner

Elizabeth A. Thompson (b. 1949), English-born American statistician

Hampden Coit DuBose

Hampden Coit DuBose (30 September 1845 in Darlington, South Carolina – 22 March 1910 in Suzhou) was a Presbyterian missionary in China with the American Presbyterian Mission (South) and founder of the Anti-Opium League in China. Rev. Dr. Hampden Coit DuBose was the son of Rev. Julius Jesse DuBose and Margaret Eliza Thompson, married Pauline McAlpine, daughter of Augustine Irving McAlpine and Martha Clisby and had seven children with her.

Hillsboro, Ohio

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I Know You (Skylar Grey song)

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John Fergusson

John Fergusson (May 6, 1815 – March, 1891) was a Scottish-born political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Cape Breton County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1867 to 1874 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Baleshare on North Uist in the Hebrides, the son of Donald Fergusson, and was educated there and at Glasgow. In 1848, he married Eliza Thompson. Fergusson was a captain in the militia, a school commissioner and a member of the Board of Health. He served as a minister without portfolio in the province's Executive Council from 1867 to 1874. Fergusson was named sheriff for Cape Breton County in 1875. He died in Sydney at the age of 75.

Lydia Thompson

Lydia Thompson (born Eliza Thompson; 19 February 1838 – 17 November 1908), was an English dancer, comedian, actress, and theatrical producer.

After dancing and performing in pantomimes in Britain and then in Europe as a teenager in the 1850s, she became a leading dancer and actress in burlesques on the London stage. She introduced Victorian burlesque to America with her troupe the "British Blondes", in 1868, to great acclaim and notoriety. Her career began to decline in the 1890s, but she continued to perform into the early years of the 20th century.

Medicinal Liquor Prescriptions Act of 1933

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The Act of Congress amended Title II - Prohibition of Intoxicating Beverages as enacted by the National Prohibition Act of 1919. The alcohol prohibition law, better known as the Volstead Act, was amended twelve years before by the 67th United States Congress authorizing dispensary restrictions of ethyl alcohol by druggists or physicians. The public law was entitled the National Prohibition Supplemental Act of 1921.The 72nd United States Congress pursued passage of a medicinal liquor regulatory bill ahead of the March 4, 1933 Congressional session expiration. House bill 14395 went before the United States House of Representatives on February 25, 1933 resulting in a one hundred and sixty-eight to one hundred and sixty narrow margin vote.Senate bill 562 was passed by the 73rd U.S. Congress and enacted into law by the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Roosevelt on March 31, 1933.

Music to Watch Boys To

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New Zealand women's national under-18 ice hockey team

The New Zealand women's national under-18 ice hockey team is the women's national under-18 ice hockey team of New Zealand. The team is controlled by New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The team have not entered in any World Women's U18 Championship tournaments so far.

The LaMontages brothers

The LaMontages brothers -- Rene, Montaigu, William and Morgan—were high society bootleggers who made $2,000,000 annually through their illegal business during the early years of alcohol Prohibition in the United States.

A tip from a disgruntled employee led to their arrest and conviction, although the U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Mabel Willibrand, reported that "every conceivable political and personal appeal, including an appeal by a Cabinet officer, was made to squash the case." On February 9, 1923, the federal court fined each brother $2,000 and sentenced three of them to four months in prison and one to two months. However, it was 1929 before their listings in the Social Register were dropped.

Thomas Mackie (politician)

Thomas Mackie (1840 – May 21, 1905) was a lumber merchant and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Renfrew North in the House of Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1904 as a Liberal.He was born in Ottawa, Canada West, the son of David Mackie and Eliza Thompson, and was educated there. In 1872, he married Jessie Shaw. Mackie served on the town council for Pembroke. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1904. Mackie died in Pembroke at the age of 65.His son Herbert John Mackie also served in the House of Commons.

Thomas Moore-Lane

Thomas Moore-Lane (22 January 1797 – 26 September 1844) was born in Co. Wexford, Ireland and was son of Robert Moore-Lane of Lansboro, and Emily Gordon. His surname has also been recorded as Moore Lane.

Tussar silk

Tussar silk (alternatively spelled as tussah, tushar, tassar, tussore, tasar, tussur, tusser and also known as (Sanskrit) kosa silk) is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea, including A. assamensis, A. mylitta, A. paphia, A. pernyi, A. roylei and A. yamamai. These silkworms live in the wild forests in trees belonging to Terminalia species and Shorea robusta as well as other food plants like jamun and oak found in South Asia, eating the leaves of the trees they live on. Tussar silk is valued for its rich texture and natural deep gold colour, and varieties are produced in many countries, including China, India, Japan, and Sri Lanka.

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The original Voluntary Committee of Lawyers (VCL) was founded in 1927 to bring about the repeal of prohibition and the Volstead Act. The VCL provided legal support for the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, an umbrella organization that opposed prohibition. With its urging, the American Bar Association called for repeal in 1928. Under the leadership of Joseph H. Choate, Jr., lawyers in every state were actively involved in working to bring about repeal, which occurred in 1933. At that time, the VCL closed its books and ceased to exist.

Williamson High School (Alabama)

L. B. Williamson High School (WHS) is a public high school and middle schoolin the Maysville community in Mobile, Alabama. From 2010 to 2011 the school lost 29% of its students and was one of the two county public schools with the most severe population declines. The No Child Left Behind Act required the school, which was underperforming academically, to offer transfers to students, contributing to the population decline. It is a part of the Mobile County Public School System.

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The Willis–Campbell Act of 1921, sponsored by Sen. Frank B. Willis (R) of Ohio and Rep. Philip P. Campbell (R) of Kansas, prohibited doctors from prescribing beer or liquor as a "drug" to treat ailments. It was commonly known as the "beer emergency bill".The Act kept in force all anti-liquor tax laws that had been in place prior to the passage of the Volstead Act in 1919, giving authorities the right to choose whether or not to prosecute offenders under prohibition laws or revenue laws, but at the same time guaranteeing bootleggers that they would not be prosecuted in both ways.

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