Amos Ora Thompson

15 January 1877–13 February 1947 (Age 70)
Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Amos Ora

When Amos Ora Thompson was born on 15 January 1877, in Bingham Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi Jared Thompson, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Permelia Lewis, was 28. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Amy J. Keech. He lived in Clara, Clara Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1947, in Genesee, Genesee Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Genesee Cemetery, Genesee, Genesee Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Amos Ora Thompson
Amy J. Keech
Charlotte Rachel Thompson
Ruth Thompson

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 4
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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 5
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 19
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

(1997: 226220;2007: 480036; 2010: 664644)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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Sources (9)

  • Ora Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ora Thompson in entry for William Charles Robbins and Ruth Almira Thompson, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Amos Ora Thompson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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