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John Claude ThompsonAge: 72 years18951967

Name
John Claude Thompson
Given names
John Claude
Surname
Thompson
Birth July 12, 1895 39 34
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 2 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a paternal grandfatherAlexander Thompson
April 10, 1903 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherHenry Clay Thompson
April 4, 1904 (Age 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherOrva Adaline Holland
March 29, 1909 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 20 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 21 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 34 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a motherDorcas Baker Fesperman
October 26, 1931 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 46 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 54 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 50 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death November 24, 1967 (Age 72 years)
Last change December 1, 202115:24:51

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
Alexander - Alva Thompson FamilyHenry Clay Thompson
Birth: June 23, 1856 44 33Lost Creek, Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: April 4, 1904Newton, Missouri, United States
mother
Dorcas Baker Fesperman
Birth: May 17, 1861Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Death: October 26, 1931Newton, Missouri, United States
Marriage: July 20, 1879
16 years
himself
John Claude Thompson
Birth: July 12, 1895 39 34Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: November 24, 1967El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States
Family with Virginia Marie Morton - View this family
himself
John Claude Thompson
Birth: July 12, 1895 39 34Newton, Missouri, United States
Death: November 24, 1967El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States
wife
daughter
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John Claude Thompson has 10 first cousins recorded