Florence (Christie) Thompson

Florence Leona (Christie) Thompson (1903 - 1983)

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Florence Leona Thompson formerly Christie aka Owens, Hill, Akman
Born in Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, USAmap
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Sister of [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Wife of — married in California, USAmap
Died in Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, California, USAmap
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Categories: 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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Migrant Mother
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