Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Photograph of Charles Thompson; Bangor, Maine studio

Photograph of a young man identified on reverse as Charles Thompson. The photograph was taken by a studio in Bangor, Maine.

I'm not sure who this Charles Thompson was exactly, but there was at least one Charles Thompson living in Bangor during the time I believe the photograph was taken.  

Please see another post with a photograph of a Charlie Thompson, also taken by a Bangor, Maine studio.  I have a feeling that they're one and the same, but would like readers' opinions on that. 

Assuming the photograph shows this Charles H. Thompson, and from research, hopefully correct:

Charles H. Thompson was born September 1880 or possibly 1886,  in Maine, the son of William G. Thompson of Guilford, Maine, born about 1836, and, according to Charles' marriage record, his wife Emma.  Charles' paternal grandfather was, I believe, William A. Thompson.   

In 1913 Charles H. Thompson married Cora F. Thompson at Bangor, Maine.  Cora was born in May of 1880, in Maine, the daughter of William H. and Abbie J. Thompson of Bangor, Maine.  

The couple were living in Bangor, Maine, at the time of the 1920 Census.  Charles was working as a salesman in wholesale groceries.  There were no children living with them.  

In the 1930 Census of Bangor, the couple were living with Cora's widowed mother Abbie.  Charles was still working as a wholesale groceries salesman.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, or if you feel that the fellow in the photograph is another Charles Thompson, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

A map of Guilford, Maine:

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A map of Bangor, Maine:

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