Helen Elizabeth Thompson

27 November 1928–31 May 1993 (Age 64)
Burlington, Skagit, Washington, United States

The Life of Helen Elizabeth

When Helen Elizabeth Thompson was born on 27 November 1928, in Burlington, Skagit, Washington, United States, her father, Henry Barthenius Thompson, was 41 and her mother, Hazel Pearl Van Liew, was 36. She married James William Olmstead on 8 October 1947, in Burlington, Skagit, Washington, United States. She lived in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States in 1935 and Dewey Election Precinct, Skagit, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 31 May 1993, in Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 64.

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James William Olmstead
Helen Elizabeth Thompson
Marriage: 8 October 1947

Spouse and Children

8 October 1947
Burlington, Skagit, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 12

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Helen E Thompson in household of Henry B Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Thompson in household of Henry P Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen E Thompson, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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