The Thames Family: Before the Disaster

Jesse Thames

WWII service photo, circa 1943 - Army Air Corps


Eleanor Thames with daughter MaryAnne and son John

 Family portrait, circa 1945





Thames Family Collection

Texas City photographs, 1945-1947

 Jesse Thames: After the Disaster

Jesse Thames and other Texas City disaster survivors receiving their relief checks, photo circa 1949

Certificate given to Jesse Thames commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the event in 1997

Jesse Thames: Film Lover & Late Night Movie TV Host

In 1973 Jesse Thames, movie buff, won a raffle to host a late night movie for a local Houston TV station. He did such a good job they brought him back to present 4 more.  These are stills from those presentations.  

Presenting "The Road to Morocco"

Starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby

Presenting "Ivanhoe"

Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Taylor

Presenting "The Hanging Tree"

Starring Gray Cooper and George C. Scott

Presenting "The Trail of The Lonesome Pine"

Starring Henry Fonda and Fred McMurray


Presenting "12 O'Clock High"

Starring Gregory Peck and John Garfield