Nellie M Thompson

13 March 1895–21 January 1975 (Age 79)
Auburn Township, Clark, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie M

When Nellie M Thompson was born on 13 March 1895, in Auburn Township, Clark, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Edwin Thompson, was 27 and her mother, Jennett M Snowden, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with William Forest Tapscott. She died on 21 January 1975, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 79.

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William Forest Tapscott
Nellie M Thompson
Victor Dale Tapscott
Forest Tapscott
Freda Lenore Tapscott

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
Age 2
The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 21
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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Sources (11)

  • Nellie Tapscott in household of Forest Tapscott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Tompson in household of Joseph E Tompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie M. Thompson in entry for Forrest Tapscott, Jr, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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