Dora Cinda Thompson

1884–1963 (Age 78)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Dora Cinda

When Dora Cinda Thompson was born on 13 December 1884, in Tennessee, United States, her father, James Franklin Thompson, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Spain "Betsey" Dunlap, was 28. She married Charles Lester Gannaway on 1 March 1908, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Lansing, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 1 January 1963, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Okemos, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dora Cinda Thompson
Charles Lester Gannaway
Marriage: 1 March 1908
William Clarence Gannaway
Eugene Gannaway
Dorothy Ganaway
Mary Francis Ganaway

Spouse & Children

1 March 1908
Rhea, Tennessee, United States


  • William Clarence Gannaway


  • Eugene Gannaway


  • Gannaway


  • Dorothy Ganaway


  • Female1924–1984Female

Parents & Siblings

  • James Franklin Thompson


  • Elizabeth Spain "Betsey" Dunlap




  • Martha "Mattie" Thompson


  • Male1881–1954Male

  • Moses Brabston Thompson


  • Female1884–1963Female

  • Laura Martin Thompson


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (3)

  • Dora Ganaway in household of Lester Ganaway, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Gannaway in household of Lester Gannaway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora Ganawaw in household of Lester Ganawaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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