William Robert “Bob or Willie” Thompson

William Robert “Bob or Willie” Thompson

Birth
Montrose, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Jan 1970 (aged 85)
Urich, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Burial Urich, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 37675993 · View Source
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Also seen as William Roberts Thompson

Son of John Robert Thompson and Genia Marshall. Their other children were Mary Irene, Betty Gertrude, Leona Ruth, Lora Waldene, Ralph Clifton and John Marshall Thompson.

m1: Sara "Sallie" Elizabeth Gaines Jan 19 1910
Adopted child: William "Billy" Clayton Thompson
Sarah died in 1951

m2: Mrs. Flora Mae Reynold Mar 30 1958

Bob was a carpenter and built the family home in 1904 at a cost of $750. on a double lot in Urich which he bought from the McClung addition.
Not long after their marriage Bob and Sallie traveled by covered wagon train to Pitcher OK to find work. They lived in Pasadena CA from 1940-42; other than those excursions their life was spent in Urich. Many homes in Urich were built by Bob and his brother, John Marshall Thompson.
Bob served on the Urich Town Board, School Board and Cemetery Association.
In 1921 Bob and Sallie took a train to Kansas City Cradle and adopted a baby boy, Billy Clayton. He attended Urich schools and worked with his father as a carpenter until he enlisted in the Marine Corps in WWII.

Billy married Nora Lucille Doll in 1938 and had one son, William Emmett Thompson.

(source: "A History of Urich and community".



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  • Created by: LaDon Brennan
  • Added: 29 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37675993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Robert “Bob or Willie” Thompson (10 Mar 1884–27 Jan 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37675993, citing Urich Cemetery, Urich, Henry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by LaDon Brennan (contributor 46902635) .