Earnest Sylvester Thompson

6 August 1891–29 July 1964 (Age 72)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Earnest Sylvester

When Earnest Sylvester Thompson was born on 6 August 1891, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, Wiley Thompson, was 31 and his mother, Leanna Rogers, was 27. He lived in Leesville Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 29 July 1964, in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Thompson
Leanna Rogers
Eliah Thompson
Ilas Thompson
Alice Thompson
Earnest Sylvester Thompson
Samuel Foy Thompson
George Thompson
Roy Thompson
Joseph Elmer Thompson
Nilas Thompson
Ilas Thompson
Gertrude Thompson
Ozie Thompson

Parents and Siblings

    Wiley Thompson


    Leanna Rogers




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Ernest Thompson in household of Wiley Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earnest Sylvester Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Earnest Sylvester Thompson, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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