Ester Thackeray

1860–
Canada

The Life of Ester

When Ester Thackeray was born in 1860, her father, Francis Thackeray, was 39 and her mother, Mary A Moore, was 28. She lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Francis Thackeray
1821–1896
Mary A Moore
1832–
Mary Etta Thackery
1846–1922
Ellen M Thackery
1853–1882
Francis William Thackeray
1856–1925
Catharine Thackeray
1858–
Ester Thackeray
1860–
Richard W. Thackeray
1863–1931

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 36

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Ester Thackery in household of Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ester Thackeray - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Ester Thackeray

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