Search billions of records on

Chief Shipfitter Carl Allen Thompson
U. S. Navy Seabees

September 28, 1902 - August 9, 1943

Gold Star Mother
Clifford Annie Dudley Thompson



Carl Thompson Leaves Wife And Two Children

Word was received Friday night by the family of Carl Allen Thompson, chief ship fitter, U. S. Naval Reserves, serving with the Seabees, that he had died August 9th, somewhere in the Solomons while in line of duty.

Seabee Thompson, enlisted in the service last September. He was called to active duty in October 23, 1942. He was sent to the Solomon Islands and it was down in that theatre of the war that Leslie (Bully) Watkins and Bundy Eidlebach, both in the navy, all met. Watkins took pictures of the group while on the island when the three Bay City boys got together.

Thompson was in business in Houston when he enlisted in the service. In World War No. I he attempted to enlist in the army but was rejected on account of his youth. He then went to Ellington field to enlist in the aviation but was rejected there because of his youth. Not to be discouraged he then went to the navy in the later part of the war and enlisted to serve three years. Following the war he returned to Bay City where his father, the late T. M. Thompson was farming rice and had farmed rice since moving his family here in 1903.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Nancy Ruth, 13, one son, Billy Earl, 15. Also surviving is his mother, Mrs. T. M. Thompson; three brothers, R. K., Bay City, Floyd of Houston, and H. D. (Jack) of Ohio. Five sisters also survive: Mrs. H. D. Brown, Mrs. V. D. Kelly, Mrs. J. Johnson of Houston, and Mrs. James McDonald and Mrs. H. H. Ayler, of Bay City.                                                                             

The Daily Tribune
, Monday, August 16, 1943


Thompson Family
c mid 1930s

Thomas Moore Thompson
Clifford Annie Dudley Thompson

Another son died in childhood
Thomas Merlin Thompson
Standing - Sons
Floyd L. Thompson
Carl Allen Thompson
1902 - 1943
Harold DeWitt "Jack" Thompson
Richard Kerr "R. K." Thompson


Brookside Cemetery Gate & Chapel


Mrs. T. M. Thompson, Former Bay Cityan Dies in Houston

Funeral services for Mrs. T. M. Thompson, age 76 years, 10 months and nine days were held Tuesday from the Matchett-Newman Funeral Home. Death came Monday night in a Houston hospital following an illness of over three years.

Mrs. Thompson was a resident of Bay City for many years, and she was the widow of the late T. M. Thompson, rice farmer and merchant in the city.

She is survived by five daughters; Mrs. D. L. Brown, Mrs. V. D. Kelly and Mrs. J. J. Johnson of Houston, Mrs. Jas. McDonald and Mrs. H. H. Aylor of Bay City; three sons, Floyd L., H. D. and R. K. Thompson all of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Stell and Mrs. C. E. Barnett of Houston, and Mrs. Pearl Dale of Tomball; four brothers, Frank Dudley, Texas City, T. Dudley, Port Arthur, W. L. Dudley, Houston and Earl Dudley of Angleton.

Rev. W. W. Hawthorne of the Methodist Church officiated at the services. Interment was in Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers were all Oddfellows, Earl Vaughn, C. O. Ruth, Harris Milner, C. C. Marshall, C. B. Jeanes, C. W. Reese.

The Daily Tribune, August 10, 1949

Funeral Services For T. M. Thompson Held This Afternoon

Mr. T. M. Thompson, age 68 years, passed away at his home yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m., after a very short illness.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. D. L. Brown, Mrs. V. D. Kelley, Mrs. Jewel Short, Mrs. James McDonald and Mrs. H. H. Cuylor; four sons, Floyd, Carl, H. D., and R. K. and one sister, Mrs. A. M. Alexander, 23 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Walker-Matchett Funeral Home this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Ernest Deutsch officiating. The Odd Fellows' Lodge will conduct the services at the grave. Burial will be in the Cedarvale Cemetery.

The Daily Tribune, October 1, 1940

Pictures courtesy of Kenneth L. Thames.
Thompson family pictureS courtesy of Kent Kelley


Copyright 2006 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
All rights reserved

Jan. 30, 2006
Nov. 8, 2010