Dora E Thompson

1876–1950 (Age 74)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Dora E

Dora E Thompson was born in 1876, in Nebraska, United States. She married George A Brooks on 1 June 1904, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States. She lived in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 25 January 1950, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Dora E Thompson
1876–1950
George A Brooks
1877–1953
Marriage: 1 June 1904

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1 June 1904
Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 8

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

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 E Brooks in household of George A Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora A Brooks in household of George A Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora Brooks in household of George A Brooks, "United States Census, 1930"

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