Merle H Thompson (1901 - 1993)

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Merle H Thompson
1901 - 1993
updated February 06, 2019
Merle H Thompson was born on October 13, 1901. He died on November 20, 1993 at 92 years of age. We know that Merle H Thompson had been residing in Renfrew, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16053.


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Merle H Thompson died on November 20, 1993 at 92 years of age. He was born on October 13, 1901. We have no information about Merle's surviving family. We know that Merle H Thompson had been residing in Renfrew, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16053.
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1901 - 1993 World Events

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In 1901, in the year that Merle H Thompson was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1918, when he was 17 years old, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1929, he was 28 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1971, he was 70 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1993, in the year of Merle H Thompson's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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Merle O Thompson
Born: around 1925
Pennsylvania, United States
Merle D Thompson
Born: around 1917
Texas, United States
Merle A Thompson
Born: around 1926
Minnesota, United States
Merle D Thompson
Born: around 1925
South Dakota, United States
Merle D Thompson
Born: around 1919
Michigan, United States
Merle O Jr Thompson
Born: around 1925
United States
Merle W Thompson
Born: around 1924
Ohio, United States
Merle A Thompson
Born: around 1907
Pennsylvania, United States
Merle E Thompson
Born: around 1917
United States
Merle M Thompson
Born: around 1917
United States
Merle F Thompson
Born: around 1910
Maine, United States
Merle D Thompson
Born: around 1916
New Hampshire, United States
Merle Thompson
Born: around 1909
Ohio, United States
Merle W Thompson
Born: around 1923
Washington, United States
Merle E Thompson
Born: around 1914
Nebraska, United States
Merle C Thompson
Born: around 1925
Michigan, United States
Merle D Thompson
Born: around 1914
Michigan, United States
Merle Amy Thompson
1929 - 1972
Yarr, Australia
Merle Avali Phillips Thompson
Preston, Australia

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C Thompson
Feb 6, 1907 - October 1976
Easton, PA
Alvin G Thompson
May 27, 1910 - Jul 13, 1990
Sarah Thompson
Jul 25, 1894 - February 1977
Lodi, CA
Lydia Thompson
Aug 3, 1889 - May 1971
Phillipsburg, NJ
John Thompson
Sep 29, 1902 - February 1977
Phillipsburg, NJ
Floyd Thompson
Nov 9, 1906 - September 1967
Wilbur Thompson
Oct 15, 1881 - February 1968
Pittsburgh, PA
Donna Thompson
Jan 17, 1912 - November 1986
Dayton, OH
Carl Thompson
Oct 9, 1922 - August 1984
Greensburg, PA
Bettie Thompson
Jun 29, 1917 - July 1983
Hensley, AR
Eileen Thompson
Jan 22, 1921 - November 1974
Joseph Thompson
Nov 23, 1914 - Nov 24, 1989
Edwin Thompson
Feb 2, 1907 - Jul 9, 1992
Butler, PA
Joseph Thompson
Sep 17, 1902 - March 1974
Pittsburgh, PA
Evelyn Marie Thompson
Apr 18, 1915 - Sep 10, 2007
Middletown, OH
Kathryn Thompson
Feb 23, 1922 - Apr 9, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA
Oliver Thompson
Mar 12, 1899 - June 1973
Pittsburgh, PA
Helen Thompson
Apr 23, 1902 - August 1973
Kittanning, PA
Mary Thompson
Sep 10, 1916 - February 1978
Alexander Thompson
Mar 20, 1890 - February 1968
Pittsburgh, PA

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Aug 14, 1903 - October 1978
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Walter Martin
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John M Miller
Dec 13, 1907 - Sep 23, 1991
Joseph Sloan
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John Lobaugh
Dec 31, 1903 - July 1970
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Florence Sanders
Aug 1, 1886 - September 1970
Deerfield Beach, FL
Martin Long
Sep 9, 1893 - May 1963
Wallace Mcconahey
Nov 20, 1899 - June 1972
La Jolla, CA
Harrison Abel
Mar 22, 1908 - May 1981
Easton, PA
Ulysses K Clause
Nov 30, 1917 - July 1991
Wesley Buss
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Emma E Seideilberge
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