Dora D Thompson

1895–1946 (Age 50)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Dora D

When Dora D Thompson was born in August 1895, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elmer E. Thompson, was 24 and her mother, Fietta Thompson, was 32. She lived in Porter Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Tower City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1946, at the age of 51.

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Elmer E. Thompson
Fietta Thompson
Ray Edwin Thompson
Dora D Thompson
Rebecca M Thompson

Parents & Siblings

  • Elmer E. Thompson


  • Female1862–1920Female



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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 14

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora D Thompson in household of Mayme E Berger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora Thompson in household of Elmer Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"

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