CHARLES THORDIN THOMPSON

Charles Thordin Thompson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. June 20, 1888 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
M. Coast Guard Veteran (September 20, 1917-May 9, 1919), Private, Company H Infantry Coast Guard Reserves, Carpenters Mate 2nd and (July 7, 1942 and June 11, 1945)
D. October 16, 1955
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  • Father: George Martin Thompson born December 1858 in Norway son of Thor Thompson of Norway; married Helga Peterson on September 24, 1887 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; George died December 15, 1917 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Helga/Hilda Gjeitine (Peterson) Thompson born October 1866 in Norway; Hilda died in December 1951; buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, December 7, 1951, page 52:

“THOMPSON – Hilda Thompson, beloved wife of the late George M., fond mother of Charles T., Martin G., Marie Mortensen, Edward J., Helen Christiansen (sic), and Alice F. Zak, also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Services Saturday, 2 p. m., at funeral home, 3301 Fullerton avenue.  Interment Mount Olive.”

  • Wife: Barbara Rose (Winkler) Thompson born March 22, 1896 in Hammond, Lake County, IN daughter of Casper Winkler (1857-1928) and Anna Maria “Mary” (Weidenauer) Winkler; married Charles Thordin Thompson on August 10, 1918 in Winnebago County, IL; Barbara died May 27, 1980 in Cook County, IL; Barbara is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. According to Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, May 28, 1980, page 45:

THOMPSON “Barbara Thompson, beloved mother of Charles Thompson; loving sister of Theresa Little; grandmother of one.  Member of the Eastern Star and Pocohantus Lodge. Visitation at Muelhoefer’s Lake View Chapel, 1458 W. Belmont, 6-10 p.m., Thursday.  Mass 10 a.m. Friday. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. 472-6300”

  • Children:
    1. Charles Joseph Thompson born January 25, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; last social security benefit paid in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Charles died November 1980
  • Siblings:

Additional Information:

According to the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969, “Baptisms in 1889” Independent Evangelical Lutheran Bathany Church, Chicago, Illinois:

“No.: 17/ Date of Birth: June 20th; Date of Bapt.: Jan 13th.; Names: Charles Thordin Thompson; Parents: George Martin Thompson & Hilga Gjeitine Thompson nee Petersen;

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, West Town, Cook County, IL living at 1525 Milwaukee Avenue, the household members were: George Tomson (sic Thompson), head, born December 1858, age 41, married once for 13 years, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1881, occupation: janitor – office building; Helga Tomson, wife, born Oct 1866, age 33, married once for 13 years, 5 children born, 5 children living, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1881; Charles Tomson, son, born June 1888, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Martin, son, born April 1890, age 10, single; Mary Tomson, daughter, born July 1893, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Edward Tomson, son, born October 1895, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Hilda Tomson, daughter, born August 1898, age 1, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 2012 Holsted St., the household members were: Hilda Thomson (sic Thompson), head, age 43d, widowed, 6 children born, 6 children living, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigrated in 1883; Charles Thomson, son, age 21, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; occupation: tinner – factory; Marie Thomson, daughter, age 16, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; Eddie Thomson, son, age 14, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway, occupation: errand boy – store; Hilda (Helen) Thomson, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway; Alice Thomson, daughter, age 5, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name in Full: Charles Thordin Thompson; Age in Yrs: 28; home Address: 2009 No Sedgwick St, Chicago, Ill; Date of Birth: June 20th, 1888; Where were you born? Chicgo, Ill.; What is your present occupation: auto mechanice; by whome employed? Ideal Sheetmetal Works; Where employed? 2809 Michigan Ave; Have you a person solely dependent on you for support? Mother dependent; Married or single: Single: What military service have you had? Rank: private Illinois first cavallory; Years: 3 years; Medium height; medium build; Color of eyes: Blue; Color of hair: Brown; signed:  6/5/1917″

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 2111 Lincoln Avenue the household members were: Charles Thompson, head, age 31, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Norway, occupation: mechanic – auto shop; Barbara Thompson, wife, age 23, married, born in Indiana, parents born in Germany.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3440 3440 North Clark Street the household members were: (NOTE: Charles Thordin Thompson was not listed in this census with his family) Barbara Thompson, head, age 42, married, highest grade completed: 7, born in Indiana, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: press operator – laundry; Charles Thompson, son, age 20, single, highest grade completed: H-3, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: helper baker – whole. Bakery; Helge Hulte, lodger, age 42, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Sweden, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: machinist – machine mfg.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: Charles T. Thompson; Place of Residence: 22 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Mailing address: Same Telephone: Webster 1157; Age in Years: 54; Date of Birth: June 20, 1888; Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill; Name and Address of Person who will always know your Address: Mrs. Marie Mortenson, 3115 No. Menard; Employer’s Name and Address: Elfman, 106 No. Dearborn; Place of Employment or Business: 106 No. Dearborn, Chicago, Cook, Ill; Hieght: 5-5; Weight: 140; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde/Bald; Complexion: Sellow; Other obvious physical character: Tatoo – “C. T.” on left forearem; Signed: April 27, 1942″

According to the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963:

“Name; Thompson, Charles T.; Date of Birth: 6/20/88; Date of Death: 10/16/55; Name of Cemetery: Fort Hill Cemetery; Ship to: Mrs. Alice Zak; Enlistment Date: 9/20/17 and 7/7/1942; Discharge Date: 5/9/19 Hon. and 6/11/45 Hon.; State: Ill.; Rank: Pvt Carpenter’s mate: Company: Co. H Inf. Coast Guard Res.  U.S. Regiment, State Organization and Divison: Co. H Inf. 28 Div, Second Class, Carpenters made 2nd. USCGR; Location Hwy. 120 Avon Twp. Lake Co. Ill.; Nearest Freight Station: Round Lake, Illinois; Post Office Address of Consignee: 1414 NE. End Ave. Round Lake Beach, Ill.”