He married Bertha Vaincourt
23 June 1925
in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
was born 6 July 1893
in Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada
She died 17 April 1994
in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
She was the daughter of Joseph Vaincourt and Marie Rosalie Tremblay.
Charles R Thompson died 7 February 1975
in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA.
SOUTHBRIDGE - June 23 - Charles R. Thompson of Windsor, ct, a World War veteran, who was captured by the Germans at Argonne Forest, and Miss Bertha L. Vallancourt of 17 Henry st were married this afternoon in Holy Trinity Church by Rev Leigh R Urban. The bridegroom's brother, Allan Thompson of Oxford, and Miss Exina Tremblay were the attendants.
Boston Daily Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, June 23, 1925
1894 - Pullman strike The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...
1904 - Town Stricken With Diphtheria Southbridge, Mass., Oct. 24. - An epidemic of diphtheria prevails in Southbridge to an extent that alarms the members of the board of health, who will appeal to the state board for help in stamping...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
Army 58th Infantry 4th Infantry Division Joined the Army in April 27th 1918. Trained at Camp Devens in Massachusetts. While in training he was with the 304th Infantry Co B. Shipped to France for combat on July 8th 1918. Then served with the Co I 163rd Infantry for The Toulon Sector Battle till August 8th. Then for the rest of the battle...Read MORE...
"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...
1918 - Help Wanted Help Wanted - Help Wanted in Southbridge, Mass., to work in Hamilton Woolen Co., established nearly 100 years, employing 2,000 hands. Easy work, steady employment, best of wages, especially good for ...Read MORE...
1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive...Read MORE...
1945 - Maker of Bomb Very Depressed Maker of Bomb Very Depressed - Southbridge, Mass. August 17 (UP) - A scientist who helped develop the atomic bomb said today, with permission of the War Department, that he became so depressed over...Read MORE...
1946 - Women See Colors Better Women See Colors Better - Southbridge, Mass (UP) - The American Optical Co., studying the incidence of color blindness, discovered that 90 percent of the nation's color blind are men. Oswego Palladium Times - Oswego, New York - Tuesday, December 24, 1946
1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.
1951 - New Goggles American Optical Co. of Southbridge, Mass. has a new airtight industrial goggle for use in working with gas fumes or smoke. The headband of the goggle is fastened to the outer frame. The inner frame...Read MORE...
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
1955 - WESO On the Air March 20 - Radio Station WESO goes on the air for a first time. Announcers and newscasters are Bob Binet, John Bunnewith, Joe Capillo, Esther Costa, Bob Harris, Mildred Henshall, Bill Mindy, and Bob...Read MORE...
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...
1958 - Ames Worsted Textile Company Milton and Irving Gilman open their first store in the Ames Worsted Textile Co. mill in Southbridge. This is the start of Ames Department Stores, which at its peak operated 700 stores in 20 states.
1958 - NASA formed
1959 - (Oxford) - Dedication of the Buffumville Dam
www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx -
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
JFK assassination: Cronkite informs a shocked nation CBS Sunday Morning...Read MORE...
1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing Reading Through History...Read MORE...
1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
1972 - Watergate
1973 - March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.
March 29, 1973
Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act passes in the US. Until then, banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income. They...Read MORE...
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon
August 9, 1974
Death 7 February 1975 Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Charles Thompson Southbridge - Charles R Thompson,81,of 132 Paige Hill Road, died this morning at Harrington Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was the husband of Bertha(Vaincourt)Thompson and father of Sergeant Willard R Thompson of the Southbridge Police Department.
Born in Oxford, Mr Thompson was a son of Frank E Thompson and Lula(George)Thompson.
A veteran of World War I, he was gassed in action in combat against the Germans in France and held a Prisoner of War. He retired as a foremen in the Zyloware Department of The American Optical Corp in 1954, he started working their in 1915 and was a member of the firms Quarter Century Club.
He was a member of The American Legion Post 31. In addition to his wife and son he leaves two brothers Joseph and Allen Thompson of Oxford, two sisters Mrs Ada Lamb of Auburn and Evelyn Arpe of Webster, three grandchildren and several nephews and neices.
Charles R Thompson PVT US Army June 30 1893 - Febuary 17 1975
Added: 4/7/2010 1:33:34 PM
Is Charles R Thompson YOUR Ancestor? Tell us more.
If you'd like to be contacted by others who are related to Charles R Thompson, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.
This FREE genealogy website is a collection of contributions from many generous "family" members who want to share their family with others. We are not necessarily related to or researching a person just because their name is on this site. While we do our best to be accurate, we sometimes make mistakes. Please use this information as a guide. Verify the information with your own research. If you find any errors, please email us and report them. Thanks!