Millard Lyon Thompson

24 March 1908–27 January 1996 (Age 87)
Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Millard Lyon

When Millard Lyon Thompson was born on 24 March 1908, in Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Walter Thompson, was 35 and his mother, Helen "Mattie" Lyon, was 32. He married Marie Hogendorn on 12 September 1931, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. He lived in Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 27 January 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Millard Lyon Thompson
Marie Hogendorn
Marriage: 12 September 1931

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12 September 1931
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Millard T Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Millard L Thompson, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Millard L Thompson, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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