Editor’s Note: Julie Anne Bowe was born on Tuesday, May 12, 1931, in Chicago, She was the daughter of Augustine Joseph Bowe and Julia Leonie Lecour. At the age of 20, Julie Anne married Willard Owen Thompson Jr. on Tuesday, August 21, 1951, when he was 24 years old. Willard Owen Thompson, Jr. was born January 27, 1927. He was the son of Willard Owen Thompson M.D. and Phebe Kirsten Christianson, M.D. Julie Anne died in Chicago September 13, 1981, at the age of 50. Willard Jr. reached 63 years of age and died on November 28, 1990.

Julie Anne Bowe and Willard had one son: Willard Owen Thompson III, born in Chicago, Ilinois March 12, 1952. At the age of 25, Willard III, known as Owen, married Mary Ellen (Mel) Fehrenbach on Saturday, May 21, 1977, when she was 23 years old. Mary Ellen Fehrenbach was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 31, 1953. Mel and Owen Thompson have two sons. Evan Patrick Thompson was born in Oak Park, IL, on December 20, 1981. Craig Canavan Thompson was born in Oak Park on May 20, 1986.

At the age of 29, Evan Patrick married Anne Elizabeth Shea on Saturday, April 30, 2011, when she was 23 years old. Anne Shea was born October 27, 1987. She is the daughter of Donald and Melinda (Mindy) Shea of Wilmette, Illinois. Evan and Anne Shea have four children: Caroline Shea, Elizabeth Bowe, John (Jack) Sterling and Eleanor Brooke (Brooke).

Caroline Shea Thompson was born in All Saints Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin July 13, 2019.

Eleanor Brooke (Brooke) Thompson was born in Wisconsin on July 5, 2017.

John (Jack) Sterling Thompson was born in Illinois on April 27, 2015 and Elizabeth Bowe Thompson was born on February 1, 2013.

Craig Canavan Thompson married Jennifer Curtin October 1, 2011. She is the daughter of David Curtin and his wife Sally from Pocasset, Massachusetts.

Craig and Jennifer Thompson have two sons: Henry David and Conor.

Henry David Thompson was born in Royal Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospital, Kent, United Kingdom, in 2018.

Conor Owen Thompson was born in Royal Tunbridge Wells NHS Hospital, Kent, United Kingdom on April 7, 2020.