Vernon "Vern" Thompson

M, #176, b. 19 February 1889, d. 16 October 1954
FatherWilliam Alfred Thompson b. 1838, d. 1905
MotherIreva Waggonner b. 1843, d. 1889
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited18 Apr 2015

Life Events

     Vernon "Vern" Thompson was born on 19 February 1889 at Perrie Lee, Caldwell County, Texas; The 1900 Census shows a birth date of April 1888.

Vernon "Vern" Thompson was living between 1892 and 1954 at Arkansas.

Vernon "Vern" Thompson married Quail Roberts, daughter of George M Roberts and Margaret Martin, on 17 December 1911 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Vern Thompson
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1889
Groom's Residence: Wharton, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Quail Roberts
Bride's Name: 16
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Bride's Residence: Wharton, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 17 Dec 1911
Marriage License Date: 14 Dec 1911
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1035152
Digital Folder Number: 4331435
Image number: 00045
Page number: 394
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957


Vernon "Vern" Thompson married Venna Elizabeth Stansell, daughter of William Oliver Stansell and Susan Angeline King, on 23 August 1921 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Vern Thompson
Groom's Age: 33
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1888
Groom's Residence: Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Venie Stansell
Bride's Name: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1903
Bride's Residence: Whorton, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 23 Aug 1921
Marriage License Date: 22 Aug 1921
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1035152
Digital Folder Number: 4331435
Image number: 00446
Page number: 127
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957


Vernon "Vern" Thompson died on 16 October 1954 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, at age 65.

Vernon "Vern" Thompson was a devoted Christian for some time before his death.
Vernon "Vern" Thompson was buried October 1954 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, aged 65.

Census Enumerations

  • 21 April 1930, War Eagle Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Vern Thompson Name: Vern Thompson
    Home in 1930: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas
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    Age: 41
    Estimated birth year: abt 1889
    Birthplace: Texas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Venna Thompson
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Vern Thompson 41
    Venna Thompson 26
    Archie L Thompson 15
    Esther O Thompson 13
    Golda E Thompson 8
    Claud W Thompson 6
    Ruth P Thompson 4 6/12
    Crawford H Thompson 2 11/12
    Davie L Thompson 1 2/12


    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 533.0.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  • 18 June 1900, Kings River Township, Madison County, Arkansas
  • 25 April 1910, Kings River Township, Madison County, Arkansas
  • 13 January 1920, Whorton Creek Township, Madison County, Arkansas

Military Service/Registration

  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Vernon "Vern" Thompson filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 War Eagle Township, Madison County, Arkansas. He listed his home address as Wharton, Arkansas. His birth date was listed as Feb. 19, 1888 in Texas. He was a farmer supporting a wife and two children. He claimed an exemption for a dependant family and occupation as well as a physical disability. He describes himself as medium height and medium build with dark eyes and dark brown hair.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about Verne Thompson Name: Verne Thompson
    County: Madison
    State: Arkansas
    Birthplace: Texas;United States of America
    Birth Date: 19 Feb 1888
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    FHL Roll Number: 1530477
    DraftBoard: 0

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Madison County, Arkansas; Roll 1530477; Draft Board: 0.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

Timeline

  • His mother Ireva Waggonner died in 1889 at Praire Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Madison County, Arkansas in the household of his parents, William Alfred Thompson and Cynthia J (?), as the son of William and the stepson of Cynthia. He is a farm laborer who was attending school for 3 months.
  • His father William Alfred Thompson died in 1905 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Madison County, Arkansas, in the household of William Edward Stroud and Flora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thompson, as a brother-in-law to WE and the brother of Lizzie. He is a farm laborer who is able to read and write.
  • His son Earnest Thompson was born in 1911.
  • His son Earnest Thompson died in 1913.
  • His son Archie Thompson was born in 1915 at Arkansas.
  • His daughter Estelle Pearl Thompson was born on 20 January 1917 at Arkansas.
  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Vernon "Vern" Thompson filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 War Eagle Township, Madison County, Arkansas. He listed his home address as Wharton, Arkansas. His birth date was listed as Feb. 19, 1888 in Texas. He was a farmer supporting a wife and two children. He claimed an exemption for a dependant family and occupation as well as a physical disability. He describes himself as medium height and medium build with dark eyes and dark brown hair.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about Verne Thompson Name: Verne Thompson
    County: Madison
    State: Arkansas
    Birthplace: Texas;United States of America
    Birth Date: 19 Feb 1888
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    FHL Roll Number: 1530477
    DraftBoard: 0

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Madison County, Arkansas; Roll 1530477; Draft Board: 0.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  • His wife Quail Roberts died in 1918 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • His son Infant Thompson died in 1918 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • His son Infant Thompson was born in 1918 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Madison County, Arkansas, in the household of George M Roberts and Margaret Martin, the parents of his first wife, Quail Roberts. He is a widow. He has two children who also live in the household: Estelle Pearl and Archie. Vern is a laborer on the family farm working on his own account. Vern is listed as a widower (George and Margaret's daughter Quail was Vern's wife and the mother of Archie and Estelle. Vern's first wife, Quail, has to have died between 1917, when Vern registered for the draft and listed his wife and two children as dependants and when Estelle was born, and 1920, when this census information was recorded.) Vern is able to read and write.
  • His son Claud William Thompson was born on 24 January 1924 at Truth, Madison, Arkansas.
  • His daughter Ruth B Thompson was born on 20 September 1925.
  • His son Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson was born on 29 April 1927.
  • His daughter Dixie Thompson was born in 1929.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Madison County, Arkansas, at War Eagle Township, enumerated 21 April 1930, as a farmer who rents the family farm with a monthly rental of $3. Vern was 23 when he was married for the first time. Venna was 17 when first married. Archie, Estelle, Goldie, and Claude were attending school that year. Vern, Venna, Archie, and Estelle were listed as being able to read and write. Archie was a farm laborer on the family farm. Vern is shown as not being a veteran. Their children Archie, Estelle Pearl, Claud William, Ruth B, Crawford Herman "CH" and Dixie were listed as living with them.
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Vern Thompson Name: Vern Thompson
    Home in 1930: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas
    View Map
    Age: 41
    Estimated birth year: abt 1889
    Birthplace: Texas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Venna Thompson
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Vern Thompson 41
    Venna Thompson 26
    Archie L Thompson 15
    Esther O Thompson 13
    Golda E Thompson 8
    Claud W Thompson 6
    Ruth P Thompson 4 6/12
    Crawford H Thompson 2 11/12
    Davie L Thompson 1 2/12


    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: War Eagle, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 533.0.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  • His son Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr. was born on 2 February 1931 at Truth, Madison, Arkansas.
  • He was the father of the bride at the Estelle Pearl Thompson/Freeman Freeman Stamps wedding at Madison, Arkansas.
  • His daughter Lenora Floye Thompson was born on 12 February 1933.
  • His daughter Geneva Rose "Rosie" Thompson was born in 1936.
  • His son Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson was born on 16 May 1937 at Truth, Madison, Arkansas.
  • He was the father of the groom at the Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson/Gwendolyn Stout wedding at Madison, Arkansas.
  • He was the father of the bride at the Lenora Floye Thompson/Dallas Butler wedding at Benton, Arkansas.
  • He was the father of the bride at the Geneva Rose "Rosie" Thompson/Silas Richard "Junior" Dolph Jr. wedding at Scott, Arkansas.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson's obituary was published on 17 October 1954 at Kingston Cemetery at Kingston, at Madison, at Arkansas . Venna Elizabeth Thompson, Archie Thompson, Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson, Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr., Claud William Thompson, Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson, Lenora Floye Butler, Ruth B Thompson, Estelle Pearl Cook, Geneva Rose "Rosie" Dolph, Dixie Calico, Allie Fields Thompson, Alexander Lee Thompson, George Lewis Alexander Thompson and Flora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stroud were listed as survivors in the obituary. Melvin Stroud were pallbearers.
    Vernon Thompson Dies October 16; Rites at Kingston

    Vernon Thompson, 65, died Saturday morning. October 16 at 1:30 a.m. at his home in Springdale after a long illness.

    He was born February 19, 1889 at Perrie Lee, Texas but had been a resident of Arkansas for 62 years. Mr. Thompson was converted some time ago and had lived a devoted Christian life since.

    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Venna Thompson, six sons and six daughters, Archie Thompson, Greenfield, Calif., Crawford Thompson, Springdale, Vernon Thompson Jr., Tulsa, Okla., Claude Thompson, Huntsville, John Carl and Charlie of the home; Mrs. Lenora Butler, Springdale, Mrs. Ruth Griggs, Kingston, Mrs. Estelle Cook, Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles and Mrs. Rosie Dolph of Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Dixie Calico, Huntsville; three brothers, Fields Thompson, Shreveport, La. and George Thompson, Greenville, Texas; one sister, Lizzie Stroud of Huntsville, and 22 grandchildren.

    Graveside services conducted by Rev. Noel Easterling were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kingston. Burial was in the Kingston cemetery under the direction of the Brashears Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were D.L. Thompson, Melton Thompson, Olen Thompson, Melvin Stroud, Bea Stroud and Earnest Combs.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr. but was mentioned in Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr.'s obituary as a deceased father.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Claud William Thompson but was mentioned in Claud William Thompson's obituary as a deceased father.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson but was mentioned in Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson's obituary as a deceased father.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Venna Elizabeth Stansell but was mentioned in Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary as a deceased husband.

Family 1

Quail Roberts b. Sep 1895, d. 1918
Children

Family 2

Venna Elizabeth Stansell b. 10 Jun 1902, d. 28 Feb 1987
Children