Hester Thompson

Female7 November 1880–25 September 1934

Brief Life History of Hester

Hester Thompson was born on 7 November 1880, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States. She married Charles Judson Adams on 12 June 1911, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 25 September 1934, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Judson Adams
1883–1958
Hester Thompson
1880–1934
Marriage: 12 June 1911

Sources (4)

  • W Hester Adams in household of Charles J Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hester Thompson, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Hester Thompson Adams, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 June 1911Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 5

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 16

    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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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