Isola Florence Thompson

F, #11602, b. 18 November 1861, d. 7 December 1915
FatherJoseph Thompson b. c 1831, d. 26 Apr 1884
MotherElizabeth Hannah Stiles b. 1830, d. 28 Jul 1889
Occupation*Isola Florence Thompson was (an unknown value).1  
Birth*18 November 1861She was born on 18 November 1861 at Newcastle, New South Wales.2,3,4 
Educationbetween 1880 and 1885She was educated between 1880 and 1885 at University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales.5 
Education*between 1885 and 1887She was educated between 1885 and 1887 at University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales.6 
Employment*between 1894 and April 1914She was employed between 1894 and April 1914 at Sydney Girls High School, Surry Hills, New South Wales.7 
Residence*1913She lived in 1913 at Potts Point, New South Wales.8 
Occupation1913She was (an unknown value) in 1913.9  
Death*7 December 1915She died on 7 December 1915 at Petersham, New South Wales, at age 54.10,11 
Burial*8 December 1915She was buried on 8 December 1915 at Rookwood Cemetery, Strathfield, New South Wales.12,13
Obituary10 December 1915Her obituary.14 


  1. [S485] TROVE Australia, online, Occupation = School Teacher.
  2. [S13] NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) BDM, NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 61/10689
    Born 1861
    Registered at Newcastle, NSW
    Father = Joseph
    Mother = Elizabeth.
  3. [S7] Neil THOMPSON, History & Descendants of William Reid Thompson Snr, Tyrell Street, Newcastle
    Reg. No: 61/10689.
  4. [S27] NSW Federation BDM (1889-1918), NSW Federation (1889-1918) CD ROM, Father = Joseph
    Mother = Elizabeth H.
  5. [S501] University of Sydney, online, University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Arts Degree-1885.
  6. [S485] TROVE Australia, online, University of Sydney
    Master of Arts in 1887.
  7. [S485] TROVE Australia, online, Sydney Girls High School
    First Assistant and Deputy Principal
  8. [S531] Electoral Roll - 1913, NSW Electoral Roll-1913, 1913 NSW Electoral Roll
    District          Darlinghurst
    Polling Station     Darlinghurst Road
    No:          10186
    Surname          THOMPSON
    Given names     Isola Florence
    Residence     3 Kellett street
    Occupation     teacher.
  9. [S531] Electoral Roll - 1913, NSW Electoral Roll-1913, Occupation = teacher.
  10. [S7] Neil THOMPSON, History & Descendants of William Reid Thompson Snr, Reg. No: 15/16357.
  11. [S27] NSW Federation BDM (1889-1918), NSW Federation (1889-1918) CD ROM, Reg. No: 16357
    Died 1915
    Registered at Petersham, NSW
    Father = Joseph
    Mother = Elizabeth H.
  12. [S7] Neil THOMPSON, History & Descendants of William Reid Thompson Snr, Rookwood Cemetery.
  13. [S756] Rookwood Old Wesleyan Cemetery, online, Burial Record

    Rookwood Old Wesleyan Cemetery

    Surname          THOMPSON
    Given names     Isola Florence
    Birth date     1861?
    Death date     8-Dec-1915
    Age          54 years
    Remarks          dau/Joseph & Elizabeth H Thompson
    Portion          1A
    Row          9
  14. [S485] TROVE Australia, online, Death Notice

    The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW: 1842-1954)
    Friday 10 December 1915


    The death took place on Wednesday, at a suburban private hospital, of Miss Isola Florence Thompson, M. A., who for 20 years was connected with the Sydney Girl's High School as first assistance and deputy princial. In the words of one of the teacjing staff yesterda, every girl who passed through the school during thos 20 years will remember Miss Thompson as a kind and sympathetic teacher, whose influence was always of a cheering and helpful nayure. She wasa woman who the whole school held in esteem.

    At the end of April of last year, Liss Thompson, through failing health, and wishing to travel, resigned from the school. She was the recipient of many gifts from the teaching staff, pupils, and old girls, and as Miss Thompson left the school that afternoon for the last time, the senior classes formed a double line, through which she passed out of the gate, crowned with honours.

    But the late Miss Thompson not only merited respect at the first and only school in which she taught for son long a period, but her relations with the University women of the state date back to 1882, the first year that women were admitted, and the year in which Miss Thompson matriculated. She was one of the first women in New South Wales to gain the B.A. degree, and the first woman to secure M.A. honours, which she took in 1887.

    Her remains were laid to rest yestereday afternoon in the Methodist section of the Rookwood Cemetery.