Florence L. Thompson

1878–
Englewood, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Florence L.

When Florence L. Thompson was born in February 1878, in Englewood, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Henry W. Thompson, was 28 and her mother, Mary Eliza Wisdom, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Henry W. Thompson
1849–1915
Mary Eliza Wisdom
1857–1890
Florence L. Thompson
1878–
Frederick Wisdom Thompson
1890–1978

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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 4

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.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Flora Louise Thompson, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • Florence Louise Thompson, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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