Bertha Ingeborg Thompson

Brief Life History of Bertha Ingeborg

When Bertha Ingeborg Thompson was born on 17 June 1900, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Thomander Swan Thompson, was 39 and her mother, Anna Kristina Brown, was 26. She married Duncan Edward Cameron on 15 April 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Red River Township, Kittson, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 11 July 1966, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Duncan Edward Cameron
Bertha Ingeborg Thompson
Marriage: 15 April 1921
Donald Elmer Cameron

Sources (7)

  • Bertha I Skoog in household of Charles J Skoog, "United States Census, 1940" (Age 39)
  • Bertha Ingeborg Thompson Skoog, "Find A Grave Index" (Birth 1900, Death 1966)
  • Bertha in entry for Charles John Skoog, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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