Sara Margaret Thompson

13 November 1927–28 July 1989 (Age 61)
Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Sara Margaret

When Sara Margaret Thompson was born on 13 November 1927, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Vance Thompson, was 31 and her mother, Bessie Louise Clontz, was 26. She died on 28 July 1989, in Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Vance Thompson
1896–
Bessie Louise Clontz
1901–1987
Sara Margaret Thompson
1927–1989

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

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 .

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

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  • Sarah Margaret Thompson, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Sara Margaret Thompson, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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