Roy Thompson (1897 - 1949)

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Roy Thompson
1897 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Roy Thompson was born in 1897. He was born to Thompson Rich Thompson and Rose Anne Oliver Thompson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Watta, Australia at 52 years old.

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Roy Thompson Biography

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Roy Thompson died in in Watta, Australia

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Watta, Australia

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Roy Thompson Family Tree

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Thompson Rich Thompson

Watta, Australia
Rose Anne Oliver Thompson

Watta, Australia

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Roy Thompson died in 1949 in Watta, Australia at age 52. He was born in 1897. He was born to Thompson Rich Thompson and Rose Anne Oliver Thompson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1897 - 1949 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Roy Thompson was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1912, by the time he was just 15 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1925, Roy was 28 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1933, Roy was 36 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1949, in the year of Roy Thompson's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Roy William Thompson
around 1922 - May 1, 1943
Roy Reginald Thompson
around 1922 - May 15, 1946
Roy Furnivall Thompson
around 1922 - Feb 7, 1942
Roy Edward Thompson
around 1921 - Jan 18, 1942
Roy Edward Thompson
around 1920 - Apr 28, 1941
Roy Bowden Thompson
around 1899 - May 4, 1917
Roy Thompson
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Roy Thompson
around 1892 - Apr 9, 1917
Roy Thompson
around 1895 - May 2, 1915
Roy J Thompson
Born: around 1927
Kentucky, United States
Roy H Thompson
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
Roy Thomas Thompson
Born: around 1916
Tennessee, United States
Roy L Thompson
Born: around 1915
Pennsylvania, United States
Roy N Thompson
Born: around 1916
Alabama, United States
Roy G Thompson
Born: around 1921
Mississippi, United States
Roy T Thompson
Born: around 1923
Georgia, United States
Roy F Jr Thompson
Born: around 1926
New Jersey, United States
Roy Thompson
Born: around 1906
New York, United States
Roy Jr Thompson
Born: around 1927
California, United States
Roy Jr Thompson
Born: around 1927
California, United States

Other Thompsons

Thompson Rich Thompson

Watta, Australia
Rose Anne Oliver Thompson

Watta, Australia
John Thompson
1869 - 1949
Wodonga, Australia
Alma Maud Thompson
1886 - 1949
Ballarat, Australia
William Gordon Thompson
1915 - 1949
Bendigo, Australia
Rhoda Poole Thompson

Bendigo, Australia
Margaret Ellen Thompson
1876 - 1949
Geelong, Australia
Blacker Thomas Thompson

Geelong, Australia
Mary Dobson Thompson

Geelong, Australia
Arthur Thompson
1872 - 1949
Glentson, Australia
Thompson Henry Thompson

Glentson, Australia
Elizabeth Foster Thompson

Glentson, Australia
Matilda Thompson
1895 - 1949
Mpna, Australia
Stephen Earl Thompson

Mpna, Australia
Mary Mckerral Thompson

Mpna, Australia
Sarah Thompson
1859 - 1949
Nathalia, Australia
Lamb John Thompson

Nathalia, Australia
Annie Thompson

Nathalia, Australia
Murray Thompson
1867 - 1949
Tatta, Australia

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Thompson Rich Thompson

Watta, Australia
Rose Anne Oliver Thompson

Watta, Australia
Emily Frances Ack
1896 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Mahlook John Ack

Watta, Australia
Mary Joseph Shin Ack

Watta, Australia
Emily Frances Lee Ack
1896 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Mahlook John Lee Ack

Watta, Australia
Shirley Ann Briggs
Died: 1949
Watta, Australia
Edward Smithies
1890 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Smithies Henry Smithies

Watta, Australia
Elizabeth Scott Smithies

Watta, Australia
John Peter Rea
Died: 1949
Watta, Australia
Rea William Rea

Watta, Australia
Dory Jones Rea

Watta, Australia
Alex Johnson
1882 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Luigi Cencig
1885 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Edward Byrnes
1870 - 1949
Watta, Australia
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