Florence Leola Thompson

1895–1983 (Age 88)
Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Florence Leola

When Florence Leola Thompson was born on 20 April 1895, in Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, her father, Adam Clyde Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Martha Leola Wright, was 28. She married William Archie Yaco on 24 November 1913, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 June 1983, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Florence Leola Thompson
William Archie Yaco
Marriage: 24 November 1913
William Robert Yaco
Kenneth Lamoine Yaco

Spouse & Children

24 November 1913
Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Adam Clyde Thompson


  • Martha Leola Wright




+1 More Child

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 11

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
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

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)

  • Florence Yaco in household of William Yaco, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence L Yaco in household of William Yaco, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence Thompson in household of Clyde Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"

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