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Charles Blancher Thompson Gravesite
When Charles Blancher Thompson died he was buried in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery located on Diamond Street, between 23rd and 24th Streets in Philadelphia. Later his wife Catherine A. was buried beside him and a tombstone was placed there with their names and information on the tombstone.
"In 1951, the site of the original Odd Fellows Cemetery was acquired by the City of Philadelphia as the location for the public housing project known as the Raymond Rosen Housing Development. This required the removal and re-interment of approximately 65,000 bodies, for which a section of Lawnview’s grounds, now known as Memorial Park, was set aside.---"
The tombstone now 'resides' over their remains.
Photo courtesy of George Bryan Thompson.
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Contributed by Quintin Sharon Thompson QuintinTh@aol.com
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