Walter Wayne Thompson, Jr

Walter Wayne Thompson, Jr

Male 1923 - 2016  (92 years)

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  • Name Walter Wayne Thompson  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 24 Apr 1923  Chariton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Find-A-Grave 157849077 
    Occupation Baptist Minister 
    Reference Number 14109 
    Residence 1930  Musselfork, Chariton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _MILT Between 1941 and 1945 
    U S Navy, WWII 
    Died 3 Feb 2016  Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Feb 2016  Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grand View Cemetery
    Person ID I14109  Thompson-Milligan
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2018 

    Father Walter Wayne Thompson, Sr,   b. 20 Apr 1879, Randolph, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1966, Marceline, Linn, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Mother Anna Bell Hicks,   b. 22 Aug 1881, Mike, Chariton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1960, Marceline, Linn, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Jan 1902  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Engle,   b. 31 May 1923, Knox, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1943  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cindy Leah Thompson,   b. 17 Jun 1963, La Veta, Huerfano, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Larry Wayne Thompson,   b. 15 Jun 1949, St Joseph, Andrew, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Patricia Sue Thompson,   b. 18 Feb 1947, Marceline, Linn, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     4. Rebecca Ann Thompson,   b. 17 Oct 1945, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     5. Sherry Lynn Thompson,   b. 11 Nov 1959, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1923 - Chariton, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Musselfork, Chariton, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Apr 1940 - Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jan 1943 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Feb 2016 - Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Feb 2016 - Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1994-9-6 visitors to Virgil & Virginia Thompson
    1994-9-6 visitors to Virgil & Virginia Thompson
    1993 Thompson Family Reunion in Marceline, MO
    1993 Thompson Family Reunion in Marceline, MO
    1994-9-11 vistors to Virgil & Virginia Thompson
    1994-9-11 vistors to Virgil & Virginia Thompson
    1995-8-5 Thompson Family Reunion
    1995-8-5 Thompson Family Reunion
    Three Thompson Brothers in WWII
    Three Thompson Brothers in WWII
    Wayne and Henrietta Thompson
    Wayne and Henrietta Thompson
    Wayne J & Henrietta Thompson 70th Ann
    Wayne J & Henrietta Thompson 70th Ann
    Marceline High FFA 1937-1938
    Marceline High FFA 1937-1938
    Walter Wayne Thompson Jr
    Walter Wayne Thompson Jr
    Walter Wayne Thompson Jr (1)
    Walter Wayne Thompson Jr (1)
    Walter Wayne Thompson Jr(1)
    Walter Wayne Thompson Jr(1)

  • Notes 
    • Walter Wayne Thompson Jr was born 27 April 1923 in Chariton County, Missouri. On 16 January 1943 he married Henrietta Engle in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was born 19 January 1923. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Engle.
      Walter served in the Navy during WWII aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet. He was a Baptist Minister.
      Congressional Record article 43 of 52
      PAYING TRIBUTE TO WALTER WAYNE THOMPSON, JR. -- HON. SCOTT McINNIS (Extensions of Remarks - November 29, 2001)
      [Page: E2177] GPO's PDF
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      HON. SCOTT McINNIS
      OF COLORADO
      IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
      Thursday, November 29, 2001
      * Mr. McINNIS. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Walter Wayne Thompson Jr. and thank him for his service to this country. Walter began his service as a sailor in 1941, joining the Navy at the age of eighteen. By the end of his service, Walter had served on two ships involved in several famous and infamous battles in the Pacific theater.
      * Walter served on the U.S.S. Hornet as a stenographer to the ship's Captain While serving on the ship, Wayne was present for the launching of the famous Doolittle Raid, America's first strike at the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. Following the raid, the Hornet engaged in the Battle of Midway, a battle considered a turning point in the war that stopped the Japanese fleet from controlling Hawaii.
      * Following Midway, the Japanese focused on the island of Guadalcanal. Here the Hornet's crew found itself tasked with the role of defending the island alone after Allied naval forces sustained heavy losses. After Guadalcanal, the crew fought in the Battle of Santa Cruz in an attempt to weaken Japanese defensive forces for an invasion of the island.
      * The Battle of Santa Cruz was to be the final engagement for the Hornet. The carrier was attacked and sunk by enemy forces and her crew rescued by the U.S.S. Anderson. After living through the travesty, Wayne finished his service aboard the U.S.S. Lexington, where he served until the end of the war. Following his discharge, he returned to his native state of Missouri and became a Baptist Minister. He served the ministry for over forty years before retiring in Montrose, Colorado.
      * Mr. Speaker, it is a great privilege to recognize Walter Wayne Thompson Jr. and thank him for his service during World War II. If not for dedicated citizens like Wayne, we would not enjoy the many freedoms we have today. Wayne Thompson served selflessly in a time of great need, bringing credit to himself and to this great nation. -

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Musselfork, Chariton, Missouri; Roll: 1182; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 532.0.
      Birth date: abt 1924
      Birth place:
      Residence date: 1930
      Residence place: Musselfork, Chariton, Missouri

    2. [S195] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Database online. Year: 1940; Census Place: Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri; Roll: T627_2096; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 21-14.
      Record for Wayne Thompson