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


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June 6, 2011


April 12, 2020

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April 9, 2020


June 4, 2011

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My dad, Matthew C. Thompson

Contributor: Conyngham Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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 15 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Mathew C Thompson was 32 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
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 53 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.
Mathew C Thompson was 63 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.
Mathew C Thompson was 69 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Mathew C Thompson died on 22 Feb 1959 at the age of 82
Grave record for Mathew C Thompson (16 Jul 1876 - 22 Feb 1959), BillionGraves Record 11398 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States