Esther Emma Thompson

1898–1991 (Age 93)
Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Esther Emma

When Esther Emma Thompson was born on 19 March 1898, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, her father, Walter Scott Thompson, was 22 and her mother, Elisabeth Wilhelmina Anna Maria Braun, was 22. She married Herbert J. Saalfrank in 1921, in Allen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 24 March 1991, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 93.

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Esther Emma Thompson
Herbert J. Saalfrank
Marriage: 1921
Ralph Walter Saalfrank
Dorothy Marie Saalfrank
Harold Saalfrank
Evelyn Elizabeth Saalfrank

Spouse & Children

Allen, Indiana, United States


  • Ralph Walter Saalfrank


  • Dorothy Marie Saalfrank


  • Harold Saalfrank


  • Evelyn Elizabeth Saalfrank


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 8

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Esther Saalfrank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther Saalfrank in household of Herbert J Saalfrank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ester Thompson in household of Walter Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"

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