Alfred Regis Thayer (1900 - 1970)

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Alfred Regis Thayer
1900 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Alfred Regis Thayer, father to 9 children, was born on March 5, 1900 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He had Donald Maxwell Thayer, and Albert James Thayer with an unlisted partner.He married Florence Brede, and they gave birth to Marian Edith (Thayer) Smith, Donald Maxwell Thayer, Albert James Thayer, Evelyn Mae (Thayer) Warren, Helen Elizabeth Thayer, Frederick Richard Thayer, and Georgia Katherine (Thayer) Ellwood. He died on October 10, 1970 in Los Angeles, California at 70 years old.


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Alfred Thayer was born on in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky United States


Alfred Thayer died on in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States

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Colon Cancer

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at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, in Los Angeles, California United States



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Truck Driver/Cook

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Military Service

1 Military WWI
Under Alfred Regis Thayer-See Draft Card photo with birthdate changed to 1903.

2 Military WWII Under James Regis Long
391st Bomb Squad Army Air Corps
1942 28 Sep - 18 Jul 1945
Enlisted in Los Angeles
Rank-Private: Job-Electric Truck Driver then Cook

18 Jul 1945 – Ft MacArthur, California
Enlisted under fictitious name James Regis Long with a fictitious birthdate of 5 Mar 1903 (because he was too old) served in Normandy, France. He was issued a lapel button 1945 in Los Angeles, California.

Alfred trained at Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, Missouri (Cook and Bakers School) and was attached as well as separated at Ft MacArthur, California.

Battle:Normandy (6 Jun 1944)

Reason for Seperation: Convenience of Goverment-Over 40 years of age. (Little did they know he wasn't 40, he was 43!)

James R Long in the U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

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Name: James R Long
Birth Year: 1903 *Actually it was 1900
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Kentucky
State of Residence: California
County or City: Los Angeles

Enlistment Date: 28 Sep 1942
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Los Angeles
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled warehousing, storekeeping, handling, loading, unloading, and related occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents *he was married as Alfred Regis Thayer to Florence Mae Brede and they had several children.*
Height: 70
Weight: 182

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Donald Maxwell Thayer
Oct 31, 1934 - Sep 11, 1982
garden city, mi, us
Albert James Thayer
Dec 9, 1935 - Mar 26, 2004
Raeford, NC


Florence Mae (Brede) Thayer
Dec 24, 1896 - Aug 10, 1979


Marian Edith (Thayer) Smith
Aug 4, 1927 - Jul 14, 2005
Westland, MI
Donald Maxwell Thayer
Oct 31, 1934 - Sep 11, 1982
garden city, mi, us
Albert James Thayer
Dec 9, 1935 - Mar 26, 2004
Raeford, NC
Evelyn Mae (Thayer) Warren
May 13, 1924 - Feb 21, 2012
Helen Elizabeth Thayer
Born: Sep 25, 1932
Frederick Richard Thayer
Born: Feb 23, 1929
Georgia Katherine (Thayer) Ellwood
Dec 9, 1925 - Jun 30, 1976


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Alfred Regis Thayer, father to 9 children, passed away on October 10, 1970 in Los Angeles, California at 70 years of age. He was buried in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California. Alfred was born on March 5, 1900 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was the parent of Donald Maxwell Thayer, and Albert James Thayer with an unlisted partner.He married Florence Brede, and they gave birth to Marian Edith (Thayer) Smith, Donald Maxwell Thayer, Albert James Thayer, Evelyn Mae (Thayer) Warren, Helen Elizabeth Thayer, Frederick Richard Thayer, and Georgia Katherine (Thayer) Ellwood.
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In 1900, in the year that Alfred Regis Thayer was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1945, at the age of 45 years old, Alfred was alive when on August 6th, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9th, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. At least 129,000 people were killed in the two bombings and they still remain the only use of atomic bombs in war. An invasion on mainland Japan had been planned but President Truman ordered the bombs dropped instead.

In 1954, Alfred was 54 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1961, by the time he was 61 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1970, in the year of Alfred Regis Thayer's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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