Lou Ella Oldham

Brief Life History of Lou Ella

When Lou Ella Oldham was born on 4 June 1874, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States, her father, Martin Van Buren Oldham, was 33 and her mother, Judith Francis Chambers, was 22. She married George Washington Thompson on 26 February 1891, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Civil District 17, Weakley, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 July 1950, in Fulton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Weakley, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Thompson
1856–1924
Lou Ella Oldham
1874–1950
Marriage: 26 February 1891
Flora Belle Thompson
1896–1933
Anna Irene Thompson
1897–1990
Lallie B Thompson
1901–
Clifford Martin Thompson
1902–1990
Maurine Felma Thompson
1905–1971
Georgia S Thompson
1907–1995

Sources (13)

  • Ella Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Oldham, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Ella O. Thompson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from Oldham in Lancashire. The placename derives from Old English ald ‘old’ + Old Norse holmr ‘island, water meadow’.

History: Colonist and trader John Oldham was born in Lancashire, England, c. 1600 and emigrated to North America in 1623, arriving at Plymouth, MA, in July on the ship Anne.

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

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