William Hertzog Thompson

Male16 June 1895–6 July 1981

Brief Life History of William Hertzog

When William Hertzog Thompson was born on 16 June 1895, in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States, his father, Lorin Andrew Thompson, was 26 and his mother, Annie Irene Hertzog, was 26. He married Dorothy Long about 1923. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 6 July 1981, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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William Hertzog Thompson
Dorothy Long
Marriage: about 1923
Dorothy Thompson
Susan Thompson Buffett

Sources (9)

  • Wm H Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H. Thompson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William H Thompson in household of Lorin A Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"

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  • Marriage
    about 1923
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 3

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 23

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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