Katherine Thompson

Brief Life History of Katherine

When Katherine Thompson was born in 1923, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Thomas Peter Valdemar Thompson, was 37 and her mother, Johanna Marie Jensen, was 39. She lived in Poland, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1996, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Peter Valdemar Thompson
1886–1958
Johanna Marie Jensen
1884–1942
Gilbert Harry Thompson
1908–1977
Signart Elmer Thompson
1912–1993
Magnus Sevrin Thompson
1917–1968
Katherine Thompson
1923–1996
Floyd Woodrow Thompson
1924–2009
James Peter Thompson
1926–2018

Sources (3)

  • Kathryn C Thompson in household of Peter W Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Katherine Thompson - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Katherine Thompson
  • Katherine E Thompson in household of Peter W Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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