Leland L. Thompson

26 Sep 1905 - 24 Oct 1956

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Leland L. Thompson

26 Sep 1905 - 24 Oct 1956
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My Parents – Edith H Parkinson & Leland Lafayette Thompson Mom was born in Rexburg, Idaho and enjoyed a fun childhood living the summers at their farm house on the Rexburg Bench about 7 miles southeast of town. Most of the activities were involved with her siblings and she was introduced to hard w
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Leland L. Thompson

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Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States
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SouthPawPhilly

August 4, 2011
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August 4, 2011

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Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My Parents – Edith H Parkinson & Leland Lafayette Thompson Mom was born in Rexburg, Idaho and enjoyed a fun childhood living the summers at their farm house on the Rexburg Bench about 7 miles southeast of town. Most of the activities were involved with her siblings and she was introduced to hard work early in her childhood. And at a young and tender age of nine her father died from pneumonia complications. This left Grandma Parkinson with seven children to rear and with Mom being the third oldest of the children it created hard work, sacrifice, and severe monetary restrictions. Mom was not able to attend school beyond the ninth grade because it required her to work to help support the family. However with her limited education I was often in awe of her wisdom and ability to quickly grasp the entire situation. Her keen mind was prevalent in the games she played and she excelled in card games, particularly Bridge which she played until over 95 years of age. With her work ethic she continued to help Dad in the financial realm working as a telephone operator on a part time basis. This work ethic was dominant in the rearing of four children, helping Dad in his plumbing business, and building the Cabin. Most of the interior painting of the cabin is a masterpiece by Mom and has not needed repainting in the 65 plus years since she accomplished the feat. Then when Dad passed away at the early age of 51 Mom continued to operate the plumbing business with the exceptional help from Darrel Wasden. Another positive aspect of Mom was her total honesty but she had very little respect to those who were not honest with her. Dad was also born in Rexburg and I know very little about his youth. One happening occurred while he was in High School that I feel created ill feelings toward the LDS Church. Grandpa Thompson was involved with dances in Rexburg and beer was for sale during the dances. Dad helped with the coat check-in for the dances and he loved to dance so participated. He was attending the Ricks Academy which was the high school for the Rexburg area. Superintendent Romney (Marion D. Romney’s father) was totally against the selling of beer at the dances and also said Dad’s dancing, perhaps drinking a beer, and the environment at the dance hall was contrary to academy policy and subsequently expelled Dad from the academy. Dad then went to Salt Lake where he lived with his brother Pete and wife Anabell and graduated from High School in Salt Lake. But that had a severe negative effect on Dad and I recall hearing about it for a long portion of my youth. Dad also had a strong work ethic, very skilled as a carpenter and wood-worker as attested by his skills at the cabin; he loved people, extremely pleased with his family, and very gregarious. He was well accepted in the community, often participated in the town dramatics and plays and generally asked to be the clown for the annual 4th of July parade. He had the nickname as the “Good Looking Plumber” and men were constantly in the shop to converse with him. As I mentioned earlier in this history, he would have been a fantastic grandfather! Mom and Dad were very family oriented and we truly enjoyed being together with card games and other family activities. Mom idolized Dad when he was sober and Dad had great respect and love for Mom. But an extreme change came with his alcohol consumption and it really created difficult family problems. Mom often accused me of not loving Dad because of his alcohol addiction but that is not the case. I had some fantastic experiences with Dad when he was sober especially working with him in my younger years. I forgave Dad for his addiction many years ago and look forward to the Eternal reunion with Mom and Dad.

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1905
Leland L. Thompson was born on 26 Sep 1905
Leland L. Thompson was 7 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Leland L. Thompson was 24 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Leland L. Thompson was 34 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Leland L. Thompson was 36 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Leland L. Thompson died on 24 Oct 1956 at the age of 51
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