Arline E. Thompson (1891 - 1939)

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Birthplace: Cherry Valley, NY, USA
Death: Died in Bethlehem, Northampton, PA, USA
Cause of death: Collision between train and car
Occupation: Nurse
Managed by: Scott Korin
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About Arline E. Thompson

Arline E. Thompson, the oldest daughter of Robert F. Thompson I and Margaret Dutcher Thompson, was born September 30, 1891 in Cherry Valley, NY.

Arline moved to South Bethlehem in or before 1915 to work as a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital.

Arline was a member of the Bethlehem Quota Club.

Killed in a car-train collision on the way to a Bethlehem Quota club dinner at Hotel Bethlehem. Also killed in the car was Dorothy Hawk. Arline was first vice president of the club. Alma Knappenberger and Gizella Keiser were also in the car and were seriously injured.

Either first or middle name was "Esther", most likely named for Robert's mother.

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Arline Thompson's Timeline

1891
September 30, 1891
Cherry Valley, NY, USA
1900
June 28, 1900
Age 8
Village of Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY, USA

In 1900. Robert I and family stilled lived in Cherry Valley. Robert worked as a carpenter.

1910
April 16, 1910
Age 18
Cherry Valley, NY, USA

By this time, Robert I had passed away. Margaret lived with her children in Cherry Valley.

1915
1915
Age 23
Borough of South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA

Arline is listed in the 1915/1916 Bethlehem City Directory as a nurse who lives and works at St. Luke's Hospital.

It appears that Arline's mother and other siblings do not appear in Bethlehem until 1920.

1920
January 5, 1920
Age 28
Bethlehem, PA, USA

Between 1910 and 1920, Margaret and family moved to Bethlehem.

1930
April 10, 1930
Age 38
Bethlehem, PA, USA

Note that by this time, Mary had married. It should also be noted that a woman named Doras Barrett was a roomer in the home.

1939
May 23, 1939
Age 47
Bethlehem, Northampton, PA, USA
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- present
St. Luke's Hospital