Esther Ellen Thompson

1911–1995 (Age 83)
Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Esther Ellen

When Esther Ellen Thompson was born on 25 July 1911, in Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Joseph Thompson, was 31 and her mother, Ada Graham Curran, was 23. She died in July 1995, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Thompson
1879–1958
Ada Graham Curran
1888–1937
Esther Ellen Thompson
1911–1995
Samuel James Thompson
1912–1969
Howard Joseph Thompson
1916–1987
Gertrude Meta Thompson
1920–1988
Josephine Ada Thompson
1924–2010

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1879–1958Male

  • Ada Graham Curran

    Female1888–1937Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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 (2)

  • Esther Thompson in household of Joseph Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Asther Thompson in household of Joseph Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"

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