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Orvan Arthur Thompson
Birth: Dec. 14, 1905
Pike County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1982
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA

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, a filling station attendant, and school janitor. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering, and telling stories. He often gave away food from his garden to neighborhood ladies, saying he had to help take care of the "widder women." He was a kind man who was willing to help wherever he could.

He passed away on his 77th birthday. 
Family links: 
  Arthur Mathew Thompson (1875 - 1934)
  Ceora Edna Hornback Thompson (1880 - 1955)
  Mary Oveda Davis Thompson (1913 - 1990)*
  Alan Arthur Thompson (1935 - 2015)*
  Noel Glenn Thompson (1939 - 2001)*
  Rosa Mabel Thompson Russ (1898 - 1985)*
  Pearl Cleo Thompson (1904 - 1906)*
  Orvan Arthur Thompson (1905 - 1982)
  Imojene Thompson (1908 - 1909)*
  Basil Eugene Thompson (1917 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Cemetery
Pike County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Aug 01, 2007
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