Dora Dell Thompson

1923–1998 (Age 74)
Eagle River, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States

The Life of Dora Dell

When Dora Dell Thompson was born on 1 October 1923, her father, Emmett Merritt Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Ada Randall Maxwell, was 33. She lived in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Chesterfield, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 2001. She died on 14 February 1998, in Eagle River, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States, at the age of 74.

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Dora Dell Thompson
Charles Willoughby Bird

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Emmett Merritt Thompson


  • Female1890–1969Female



  • Paul O Thompson


  • Female1923–1998Female

  • Emmett Merritt Thompson


World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 18

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 D Thompson in household of Emmet M Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dora D Thompson in household of Emmet Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dora D Bird, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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