Stella Belle Thompson

Female13 April 1918–1 March 2000

Brief Life History of Stella Belle

When Stella Belle Thompson was born on 13 April 1918, in Brighton, Washington, Iowa, United States, her father, James Hugh Thompson, was 44 and her mother, Mary Ella Lauderman, was 40. She married Ray Gilbert "Pug" Hough on 4 July 1938. She lived in Washington, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Franklin Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 1 March 2000, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in West Chester Cemetery, West Chester, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Ray Gilbert "Pug" Hough
Stella Belle Thompson
Marriage: 4 July 1938

Sources (9)

  • Stella B Hough in household of Ray G Hough, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stella Thompson in household of James H Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella Thompson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1938
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 4

    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.


    Age 23

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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