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Orvan Arthur Thompson

  • Birth 14 Dec 1905 Winslow, Pike County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 14 Dec 1982 Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Winslow, Pike County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 20743990

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.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orvan Arthur Thompson (14 Dec 1905–14 Dec 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20743990, citing Sunset Cemetery, Winslow, Pike County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by KEWalker (contributor 46926057) .