Researching my direct line:
FATHER: Harley Howard Thompson Sr., born: October 15, 1918, Olustee, Jackson Co, Oklahoma; died: September 25, 1993, Yuma, AZ; married, Lucille Edna Goodlett, born: November 29, 1916, Ashland, Jackson Co, Oregon; died: January 7, 1988, Los Angeles, CA.
GRANDFATHER: Lewis Edwin Thompson, born: May 19, 1869, Plymouth,
Marshall Co, Indiana; died, July 23, 1948, Stillwater, OK; married, 1st wife: Nellie Sires, 1890; 2nd wife,
(my grandmother) Edith Elizabeth Hudiburgh Winn, June 9, 1913.
GREAT GRANDFATHER: Urias Dillon Thompson, b. December 9, 1849, Knox Co, OHIO; died, April 13, 1923, Merrick, OK; married Rose Anne Cassiday, September 20, 1868.
GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER: John Thompson, (middle initial could be 'N' or 'W'), born: abt 1827, Maryland; married, Rachel Hall, December 6, 1848, Knox Co, OH. Found on 1850 Knox Co, OH census with wife Rachel and newborn son, Uriah/Urias. There are at least three more children, one boy and two girls; listed in Urias Dillon's obituary, 1923.
There is the possibility that John THOMPSON married at least three more times: (1)Mary E. Hughs (widow) in 1863, one child, a son named Oliver N.; (2) Louise Green, 1872, no children, divorced; (3) Mary E. Hall FOSTER, (widow) in 1873, two children, George Alva and Charles L. Anyone connecting to these families, please contact me.
Born Santa Monica, CA, December 1939; First-born Capricorn (double trouble);
graduated VENICE HIGH SCHOOL, 1957; (movie, GREASE, was filmed at Venice High).
Graduated NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY-Yuma, 1990, summa cum laude;
Master of Education, 1993; certified to teach English as a Second Language, 1995;
member PHI KAPPA PHI.
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