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Henry Burling Thompson, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1897
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1984
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

U. S. Air Force
son of Henry Buling and Mary Wilson Thompson
husband of Mary Noyes White Thompson (divorced) and Martha Sewell Chalfant Thompson

Obit from the Princeton Alumni publication:
Henry Burling Thompson, Jr. President of his Form, died on September 21, 1984, in Baltimore, Maryland, after several years of ill health. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 27, 1897, the son of Mary Wilson Thompson and Henry Burling Thompson and brother of the late James H. W. Thompson '24. Entering St. Paul's as a II Former, he was a member of the Missionary Society and the Choir, a member of the Concordian Literary Society council and the Concordian debating team, and was president of the VI Form. He played line on the Isthmian first football team, was field marshal of the Athletic Association, rowed in the Shattuck first boat, and served as secretary and treasurer of the Shattuck Boat Club. He entered Princeton but in 1916 joined the American Field Service, was wounded serving in France, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He transferred to the U. S. Air Service in 1917, while in France, and served as a scout pilot, leaving the service in 1919. He graduated from Princeton in 1920 and began his career in the textile industry, retiring in 1952 from McCampbell and Company of New York City. During World War II Mr. Thompson served in USAAF intelligence in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Burma, and India, leaving the service as a lieutenant colonel. He was awarded the Bronze Star. While working in Manhattan he had served as mayor of Old Brookville, New York, 1938-1942. In his retirement, living at Beaver Brook Farm, Reisterstown, Maryland, he was a vestryman of St. John's Church, Glyndon, served two terms as Director of Civil Defense for the state of Maryland, and was for more than twenty years a trustee of St. James School, near Hagerstown, at which Henry Augustus Coit, the first Rector, had been a young teacher. His first marriage, to the former Mary Noyes White, ended in divorce. His second wife, Martha Chalfant Wheelwright Thompson, whom he married in 1946, died in 1972. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Thompson Dwyer; two sons, Henry B. Thompson 111 and Charles D. W. Thompson '49; his stepchildren, Martha Wheelwright Galleher and Henry Chalfant Wheelwright; his sister, Elinor Thompson Douglas; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A stepson, Clarence Watson Wheelwright '49, was shot down over Korea in 1952.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Burling Thompson (1857 - 1935)
  Mary Wilson Thompson (1867 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Sewell Chalfant Thompson (1905 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Burling Thompson (1897 - 1984)
  Margaret Thompson (1898 - 1899)*
  Elinor Thompson Donaldson Douglas (1901 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Wilmington
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery
Reisterstown
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Dal Mallory
Originally Created by: Reb
Record added: Nov 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80750420
Henry Burling Thompson, Jr
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Henry Burling Thompson, Jr
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