Dora Ethel Thompson

1876–1946 (Age 70)
Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dora Ethel

When Dora Ethel Thompson was born on 27 August 1876, in Miller, Missouri, United States, her father, William Marion Thompson, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Jane Radford, was 24. She married Colonel Anthony Pennington on 30 June 1892, in California, Moniteau, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Maxwell, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years and Maxwell Township, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years. She died on 20 October 1946, in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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Dora Ethel Thompson
Colonel Anthony Pennington
Marriage: 30 June 1892
William Alva Pennington
Golda Ethel Pennington
Claud Earnest Pennington
Loyd Milo Pennington
Mattie Gertrude Pennington
Zella Mae Pennington
Lyman Wilford Pennington
Agnes Irene Pennington
Alfred Moise Pennington
Vasto Alpha Pennington

Spouse & Children

30 June 1892
California, Moniteau, Missouri, United States


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Marion Thompson


  • Nancy Jane Radford




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Dora E Pennington in household of Colonel A Pennington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora E Pennington in household of C A Pennington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Pennington in household of Anthony A Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"

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