|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1905|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1982|
My wonderful Grandpa.
Orvan Arthur Thompson was born in Pike County In, on December 14, 1905 to Arthur Mathew and Ceora Edna Hornback Thompson. An error on his birth certificate shows his birthdate as December 12, 1905. When the county clerk's office refused to rectify the error, his exasperated mother exclaimed: "I know when he was born, I was there!"
He married Mary Oveda Davis on December 24, 1932, They had 3 children, Phyllis, Alan, and Noel and also raised an orphaned niece, Bonnie.
He was a coal miner, a defense plant worker during WWII, and a school janitor. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering, telling stories, and repairing bicycles for neighborhood children.
He passed away on his 77th birthday, December 14, 1982, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.
Arthur Mathew Thompson (1875 - 1934)
Ceora Edna Hornback Thompson (1880 - 1955)
Mary Oveda Davis Thompson (1913 - 1990)*
Noel G. Thompson (1939 - 2001)*
Created by: KEWalker
Record added: Aug 01, 2007
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