Lola Josephine Thompson

16 August 1918–19 February 2013 (Age 94)
Sterling, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Lola Josephine

When Lola Josephine Thompson was born on 16 August 1918, in Sterling, Bingham, Idaho, United States, her father, Marvin Clifford THOMPSON, was 24 and her mother, Bertha Mae Satterfield, was 20. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Bruce E. Miller. She lived in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 19 February 2013, in Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States.

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Bonneville County Courthouse is built

Age 3

In 1921, the Bonneville county courthouse was built. It was designed by Lionel Fisher and Charles Aitken, two architects that helped build a number of government buildings in Idaho.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lola Thompson in household of Marvin C Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lola Josephine Thompson Miller in household of Ernest Bruce Miller, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Lola Josephine Thompson Miller in household of Bruce Ernest Miller, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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