Claude Alfred Thompson

Brief Life History of Claude Alfred

When Claude Alfred Thompson was born on 8 April 1903, in Chapin, Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, James Lincoln Thompson, was 25 and his mother, Emma Delilah Bridgman, was 17. He married Anna May Elliott on 20 June 1928, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 7 December 1979, in Palm Springs, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside, California, United States.

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Claude Alfred Thompson
Delpha Jean Brown
Marriage: 4 August 1940
James Lee Thompson
Richard Roy Thompson

Sources (26)

  • Claude Thompson in household of Howard Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Claude A Thompson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Claude Alfred Thompson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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