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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Family Time Line

Charles Ellsworth Gentry
1876–1957
Tessie Camilla Thompson
1888–1964
Marriage: 6 January 1907
Gladys Pauline Gentry
1908–1932
Geneva Gentry
1910–1912
Thelma Beatrice Gentry
1913–1982
Walter B. Gentry
1916–
Selma Elberta Gentry
1919–
Charlie Curtis Gentry
1921–1978
John W. Gentry
1925–
Bettie E. Gentry
1928–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1907
Warrick, Indiana, United States
children

(8)

    Gladys Pauline Gentry

    Female1908–1932Female

    Geneva Gentry

    Female1910–1912Female

    Female1913–1982Female

    Walter B. Gentry

    Male1916–Male

    Selma Elberta Gentry

    Female1919–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1866–1951Male

    Lizetta Leslie

    Female1865–1921Female

siblings

(3)

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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