Della Fay Thompson

12 January 1895–11 August 1971 (Age 76)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Della Fay

When Della Fay Thompson was born on 12 January 1895, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Charles Newton Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Ida Leona Smith, was 32. She married James Otto Edwards in 1920, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Valencia, Valencia, New Mexico, United States in 1910 and Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 August 1971, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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James Otto Edwards
Della Fay Thompson
Marriage: 1920
Milton Edwards
Abigail LaVange Edwards

Spouse and Children

Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Newton Thompson





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.

Age 12

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Della F Thompson in household of Charles M Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Della Edwards in household of James O Edwards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Della Edwards in household of James Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"

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