Tessie Camilla Thompson

6 July 1888–26 March 1964 (Age 75)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Tessie Camilla

When Tessie Camilla Thompson was born on 6 July 1888, in Indiana, United States, her father, John B. Thompson, was 22 and her mother, Lizetta Leslie, was 22. She married Charles Ellsworth Gentry on 6 January 1907, in Warrick, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Owen Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Boonville, Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 26 March 1964, in Huntingburg, Patoka Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Folsomville Cemetery, Folsomville, Owen Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Charles Ellsworth Gentry
Tessie Camilla Thompson
Marriage: 6 January 1907
Gladys Pauline Gentry
Geneva Gentry
Thelma Beatrice Gentry
Walter B. Gentry
Selma Elberta Gentry
Charlie Curtis Gentry
John W. Gentry
Bettie E. Gentry

Spouse and Children

6 January 1907
Warrick, Indiana, United States


    Gladys Pauline Gentry


    Geneva Gentry



    Walter B. Gentry


    Selma Elberta Gentry


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lizetta Leslie




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 18

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Tessie C Gentry in household of Charles E Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tessie Thompson in household of John Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tessie C Thompson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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