Ralph Perry Thompson

Male21 May 1917–28 December 2000

Brief Life History of Ralph Perry

When Ralph Perry Thompson was born on 21 May 1917, in Greenville, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Herbert Thompson, was 27 and his mother, Lula Jane Christy, was 24. He married Ruth Morrison in 1946. He lived in Brady Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Clay Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 December 2000, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Pleasant Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Ralph Perry Thompson
Ruth Morrison
Marriage: 1946

Sources (11)

  • Ralph P Thompson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ralph P Thompson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Ralph Perry Thompson, "Pennsylvania, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


    Age 24

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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