Esther Thompson

7 August 1881–30 August 1964 (Age 83)
Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Thompson was born on 7 August 1881, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States, her father, George F. Thompson, was 24 and her mother, Julia A Nations, was 18. She lived in Crook Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 30 August 1964, at the age of 83.

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George F. Thompson
Julia A Nations
Esther Thompson
Wilburn A Thompson
Anna Thompson
Clarence M Thompson

Parents and Siblings

    George F. Thompson


    Julia A Nations




World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Thompson in household of Julia A Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ester Thompson in household of George F Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther Thompson in household of George Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"

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