Esther Anne Thompson

1908–1988 (Age 79)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Esther Anne

When Esther Anne Thompson was born on 16 June 1908, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas C Thompson, was 31 and her mother, Lena Jensen, was 34. She married Donald Francis Shuffler on 4 June 1926, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 21 January 1988, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Esther Anne Thompson
Donald Francis Shuffler
Marriage: 4 June 1926
Elaine Winifred Shuffler
June Marjery Shuffler

Spouse & Children

4 June 1926
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas C Thompson


  • Female1874–1930Female



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 5

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (3)

  • Anna E Thompson in household of Thomas Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther Thompson in household of Tom C Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esther A Shuffler in household of Donald F Shuffler, "United States Census, 1930"

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