Mathew C Thompson

16 Jul 1876 - 22 Feb 1959

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Mathew C Thompson

16 Jul 1876 - 22 Feb 1959
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My dad was a farmer in Wallsburg, Utah long before I was born. He cared for his elderly mother, Eliza Wiley Thompson. She was blind and he devoted much time to her. She passed away in 1926, just two years after he and my mom were married. He later farmed in Orem, Utah, but it was called East Bench b
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Mathew C Thompson


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 5, 2011


June 4, 2011

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My dad, Matthew C. Thompson

Contributor: GraveScavenger Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My dad was a farmer in Wallsburg, Utah long before I was born. He cared for his elderly mother, Eliza Wiley Thompson. She was blind and he devoted much time to her. She passed away in 1926, just two years after he and my mom were married. He later farmed in Orem, Utah, but it was called East Bench back in those days. Later, during the war years, he worked at Geneva Steel. A Geneva Steel bus would come to the neighborhood and pick up a bunch of men to go to work. I don't recall dad ever having a car while I was growing up. He probably had one before we came along. My dad had a step brother, but I don't remember him or any of my dad's family. My dad would work in the garden in his free time. It was a large garden and he would frequently share his crops with neighbors and family. He was a very generous man. During the war years there were shortages on many household groceries, so people had large gardens to supplement their food for the year. Sugar, meat and butter were rationed. My parents had ration books and were allotted so much each month. The amounts you were allotted were determined by the number of people in your home. My dad was close to family and friends and would spend time with them, when he could. My dad didn't have to go to the war, because by then, he was too old. He married later in life. He and my mom were really good friends and got along well. I never remember my dad getting angry or upset about anything. He was a very easy going, congenial guy. My brother Grant was a lot like him. My dad talked to us kids and would come to my basketball games at Provo High. I played guard. He would also come watch me play soft ball. My dad was pretty quiet and didn't say a whole lot, but we all enjoyed each others company. There's about 11 years between my oldest sibling, Viola, and myself, so we weren't in the house together for very long. Vi married and moved to Salt Lake City. Her husband, Charles Briggs, was a barber. My brother Joe worked for Pacific States Cast Iron and Pipes. He also co owned an Ice Cream Shop next to our house. It was called the Tasty Freeze and later the name was changed to Tasty Treat. They owned it for about 12 years. I was in High School then. Grant served a mission in the Midwest and New York area. I used to send him money for his mission. He served for two years. He later worked in Real Estate and he never married. Grant liked to ride his bike all over Provo and Orem. My siblings and I all liked to spend time together. When Joe was in a nursing home and also in a wheelchair, Grant and I used to go up and spend the afternoon with him. We would go for walks and sometimes stop and get a treat. We enjoyed each others company. After Joe passed away Grant and I continued to get together on a regular basis. I had good parents and a happy childhood. Mel Thompson, 4th child of Matthew C. Thompson age 81 August 24, 2017

Life timeline of Mathew C Thompson

Mathew C Thompson was born on 16 Jul 1876
Mathew C Thompson was 9 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Mathew C Thompson was 19 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Mathew C Thompson was 27 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Mathew C Thompson was 36 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.
Mathew C Thompson was 52 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Mathew C Thompson was 54 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Mathew C Thompson was 64 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Mathew C Thompson died on 22 Feb 1959 at the age of 82
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