REINO A. THOMPSON was in the public eye in the early 1930s in Camden. He was acquitted of the charge of murder in April of 1931, having slain his father, Frederick Thomson, when he assaulted him and his mother Hilda.
He was born Reino Fredrik Alanko in New York City on July 13, 1913 to Onni Fredrik Alanko and his wife the former Hilda Kristina Wahlroos. His parents had emigrated to the United States from Finland in 1910 with his older brother Onni, and in time "Americanized" the family name to Thompson, and had moved to Camden by 1916. Four daughters were born to the family after the birth of Reino, - Rose, May, Diamond, and Irene.