This is the Life!
Stories of Grandpa Charlie Bangle
Missouri Childhood
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 My father, William Fred Bangle, was known by his middle name, Fred. He married my mother, Sophia Ann Thompson, on October 12, 1908. They met by accident, literally. As my father‟s buggy passed John and Amanda Thompson‟s house, the buggy‟s single tree broke, the tongue dropped down, and it flipped over. He was thrown to the ground and knocked out. The Thompsons came out in response to the commotion and found him lying in the roadway. They carried him inside their home and called for a doctor who said my father had suffered a concussion and couldn‟t be moved. He stayed with the Thompsons and their eldest daughter, my mother, attended to his needs. Their romance began during his stay.
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