Dora D. Thompson

1895–1975 (Age 79)
Johnson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Dora D.

When Dora D. Thompson was born on 27 September 1895, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, her father, Finas Thompson, was 25 and her mother, Josie J Burns, was 21. She married Rolla Ranson Raker on 5 February 1913, in Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Chilhowee Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died in January 1975, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Dora D. Thompson
Rolla Ranson Raker
Marriage: 5 February 1913
Vivian Raker

Spouse & Children

5 February 1913
Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States


  • Vivian Raker


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1869–1945Male

  • Josie J Burns




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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 in household of Tinas Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora D Thompson in household of Finis E Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora Raker in household of R R Raker, "United States Census, 1920"

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