Minnie

1875–
Canada

The Life of Minnie

Minnie was born in 1875, in Canada. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Charles L Thompson. She lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1900 and San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Charles L Thompson
1863–
Minnie
1875–
Percy Howard Thompson
1893–1964
Grace F Thompson
1896–
Elwin V Thompson
1897–

Spouse and Children

children

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 16

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Pet form of Wilhelmina , at its peak of popularity in the latter half of the 19th century, when several names were introduced into Britain from Germany in the wake of Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha , whom she married in 1840 . It lost favour in the 20th century, partly because German names in general became unacceptable in Britain during the First World War, and later perhaps also because of association with cartoon characters such as Minnie Mouse (in Walt Disney's animations) and Minnie the Minx (in the Beano children's comic). More recently, however, it has made a modest recovery, influenced perhaps by the British actress Minnie Driver ( b. 1970 as Amelia Driver ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Minnie Thompson in household of Charles Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Minnie Thompson in household of Charles L Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"

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