Florence Lavon Thompson

1911–2008 (Age 96)
Eldorado, Fayette, Iowa, United States

The Life of Florence Lavon

When Florence Lavon Thompson was born on 19 August 1911, in Eldorado, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, Walter Evertpt Thompson, was 27 and her mother, Nellie Marie Waltersdorf, was 25. She married Scott E SHROYER on 3 April 1933, in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. She lived in Eldorado Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 21 March 2008, at the age of 96, and was buried in Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Florence Lavon Thompson
Marriage: 3 April 1933

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3 April 1933
Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

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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 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 26

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 Thompson in household of Walter E Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence L Thompson in household of Walter E Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence L. Thompson Shroyer, "Find A Grave Index"

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