Richard Thompson

8 July 1896–5 April 1970 (Age 73)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Thompson was born on 8 July 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Tobias Abrahamsen, was 25 and his mother, Theoline Segine Reinertsdatter, was 27. He died on 5 April 1970, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Richard Thompson
1896–1970
Marion Kujawa

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Tobias Abrahamsen

    Male1871–Male

    Theoline Segine Reinertsdatter

    Female1868–Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 1

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (2)

  • Richard Thompson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Richard Thompson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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