Matilda Thompson

12 January 1855–1 September 1955 (Age 100)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Thompson was born on 12 January 1855, in North Carolina, United States, her father, William M. Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Arena Ballard, was 30. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Joseph Ambrose Forrest. She lived in Polk, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States for about 45 years. She died on 1 September 1955, at the age of 100, and was buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ambrose Forrest
Matilda Thompson
Emma Leola Forrest
William Scott Forrest
Arthur G. Forrest
Ferdinand H. Forrest
Maude Anna Forrest
Pauline D Forest
Tessie Forrest

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Ambrose Forrest





+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    J. Wallace Thompson


    Andrew Judson Thompson



    John S. Thompson


World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 7

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda E Farest in household of Joseph Farest, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matilda Forrest in household of Joseph A Forrest, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Matilda E Forest in household of Joseph A Forest, "United States Census, 1900"

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