Esther Celia Thompson

1896–1977 (Age 80)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Esther Celia

When Esther Celia Thompson was born on 30 June 1896, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Thompson, was 34 and her mother, Caroline Dorothy Myhre, was 24. She married James Evert Smith about 1916, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Jefferson, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Lafayette Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 27 March 1977, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Esther Celia Thompson
James Evert Smith
Marriage: about 1916
Marvin E. Smith

Spouse & Children

about 1916
United States


  • Marvin E. Smith


Parents & Siblings



  • Agnes T Thompson


  • Female1896–1977Female

  • Charlotta Thompson


  • Otto A Thompson


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

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

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)

  • Esther Smith in household of James E Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ester C Thompson in household of Carl E Thompson, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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