Florence Leona (Christie) Thompson (1903 - 1983)
1 Sep 1903
Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USA
16 Sep 1983
Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, California, USA
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. American Notables
Florence (Christie) Thompson is Notable.
Widowed at age 28 with small children when her husband died of tuberculosis.
Florence's parents parted ways before she was born.
Mother: Mary Jane Cobb m2 Charles Akman (Choctaw), 1905. They had a farm near Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Ten children. Not entered yet:
Leroy b. 1925 & Katherine (Owens) McIntosh b. 1932 (father: Cleo Owens)
Child born 1933 (says Wikipedia, but not found on 1940 Census)
Norma Lee (Hill) Rydlewski b. 1935 & 1 other (father: Jim Hill)
Moved to Modesto, CA in 1945
Florence was the subject of Dorothea Lange's iconic Depression-era photograph "Migrant Mother."
Buried at Lakewood Memorial Park @ Hughson, CA. Her tombstone reads: FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.
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