Gerald Glenn Thompson

Brief Life History of Gerald Glenn

When Gerald Glenn Thompson was born on 2 November 1936, in Monroe, Michigan, United States, his father, George Dewey Thompson, Sr., was 38 and his mother, Eva Matilda Smith, was 41. He lived in La Salle Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 23 November 2013, in Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

George Dewey Thompson, Sr.
1898–1956
Eva Matilda Smith
1895–1950
Kenneth Dewey Thompson
1925–2013
Thelma Mae Thompson
1927–2004
Margaret I Thompson
1929–2020
Dale Clifford Thompson
1931–2018
George Dewey Thompson, Jr.
1933–1941
Gerald Glenn Thompson
1936–2013

Sources (2)

  • Gerald Thompson in household of George Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gerald G. Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.

1957 · Mighty Mac

"The 26,372 foot Mackinac Bridge was built to span the Straits of Mackinac which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the state of Michigan. Nicknamed ""Mighty Mac,"" the bridge was designed by engineer David B. Steinman and is the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. The bridge opened on November 1, 1957."

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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