Vernon "Vern" Thompson

M, #176, b. 19 February 1889, d. 16 October 1954
Father*William Alfred Thompson b. 1838, d. 1905
Mother*Ireva Waggonner b. 1843, d. 1889
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited4 Aug 2012

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. He was the son of William Alfred Thompson and Ireva Waggonner.
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



Family Photo Vern Thompson on his front porch in the 1940s or 1950s


This photo is of the Vern Thompson Family. I don't know who many of the people are except that they are probably relatives.
Back Row: Crawford CH Thompson, Vern Thompson, Venna Stansell Thompson, Gwendolyn Stout Thompson
The little boy in front in the white shorts with his hand near his face is James Daniel Thompson

The rest are unknown to me at this time except that I am pretty sure that they are relatives of Vern Thompson

Since Dad was born in 1948 and he appears to be 3-4 years old, the photo must have been taken about 1951-1952
Vernon "Vern" Thompson died on 16 October 1954 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, at age 65.
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 was buried October 1954 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, aged 65. He was a devoted Christian for some time before his death.

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
    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.
  • 18 June 1900, Kings River Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about William Thompson Name: William Thompson
    [Willa Thompson]
    Home in 1900: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 58
    Birth Date: Aug 1842
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Cutta J Thompson
    Marriage Year: 1896
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 4
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Thompson 58
    Cutta J Thompson 46
    Mattie Thompson 20
    Fields Thompson 16
    Vernen Thompson 12
    Eartha Danglads 16

    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T623_67; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 71.

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • 25 April 1910, Kings River Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about W E Strand Name: W E Strand
    [W E Stroud]
    Age in 1910: 36
    Estimated birth year: abt 1874
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Spouse's name: Lizzie Strand
    Home in 1910: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    W E Strand 36
    Lizzie Strand 32
    Cammie Strand 11
    Melven Strand 7
    B Strand 5
    Mary Strand 2
    Vernan Thompson 22

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T624_57; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 165.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
  • 13 January 1920, Whorton Creek Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about George Roberts Name: George Roberts
    [George Robles]
    Home in 1920: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 65
    Estimated birth year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: Kansas
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Margret Roberts
    Father's Birth Place: United States of America
    Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: No
    Able to Write: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Roberts 65
    Margret Roberts 69
    Vern Thompson 27
    [29]
    Archie Thompson 5
    Estel Thompson 2
    [2 11/12]

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 819.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

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 was born on 19 February 1889 at Perrie Lee, Caldwell County, Texas; The 1900 Census shows a birth date of April 1888.
  • He was the son of William Alfred Thompson and Ireva Waggonner.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson was living between 1892 and 1954 at Arkansas.
  • 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.
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about William Thompson Name: William Thompson
    [Willa Thompson]
    Home in 1900: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 58
    Birth Date: Aug 1842
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Cutta J Thompson
    Marriage Year: 1896
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 4
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Thompson 58
    Cutta J Thompson 46
    Mattie Thompson 20
    Fields Thompson 16
    Vernen Thompson 12
    Eartha Danglads 16

    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T623_67; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 71.

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • 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.
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about W E Strand Name: W E Strand
    [W E Stroud]
    Age in 1910: 36
    Estimated birth year: abt 1874
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Spouse's name: Lizzie Strand
    Home in 1910: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    W E Strand 36
    Lizzie Strand 32
    Cammie Strand 11
    Melven Strand 7
    B Strand 5
    Mary Strand 2
    Vernan Thompson 22

    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T624_57; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 165.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
  • His son Earnest Thompson was born in 1911.
  • 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
  • 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 was born in 1918 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • His son Infant Thompson died 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.
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about George Roberts Name: George Roberts
    [George Robles]
    Home in 1920: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 65
    Estimated birth year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: Kansas
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Margret Roberts
    Father's Birth Place: United States of America
    Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: No
    Able to Write: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Roberts 65
    Margret Roberts 69
    Vern Thompson 27
    [29]
    Archie Thompson 5
    Estel Thompson 2
    [2 11/12]

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 79; Image: 819.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

  • 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
  • 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.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Estelle Thompson
    Groom: Freeman Stamps
    Groom's Age: 23
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1909
    Groom's Residence: Loy, Madison, Arkansas
    Bride: Estelle Thompson
    Bride's Age: 15
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1917
    Bride's Residence: Truth, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 27 May 1932
    Marriage License Date: 25 May 1932
    Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 2020627
    Digital Folder Number: 4331495
    Image Number: 00191
    Page Number: 324
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • 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.
    Groom: Crawford H Thompson
    Groom's Age: 21
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1926
    Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Bride: Gwendolyn Stout
    Bride's Name: 21
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1926
    Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 26 Jul 1947
    Marriage License Date: 26 Jul 1947
    Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
    Film number: 2020627
    Digital Folder Number: 4331495
    Image number: 00717
    Page number: 630
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
    Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
  • He was the father of the bride at the Lenora Floye Thompson/Dallas Butler wedding at Benton, Arkansas.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Lenora Thompson
    Groom: Dallis Butler
    Groom's Age: 22
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1928
    Groom's Residence: Springdale, Washington, Arkansas
    Bride: Lenora Thompson
    Bride's Age: 18
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1932
    Bride's Residence: Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1950
    Marriage License Date: 30 Sep 1950
    Marriage Place: , Benton, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 1994615
    Digital Folder Number: 4401690
    Image Number: 00095
    Page Number: 594
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • He was the father of the bride at the Geneva Rose "Rosie" Thompson/Silas Richard "Junior" Dolph Jr. wedding at Scott, Arkansas.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Geneva Rose Thompson
    Groom: Silas Richard Dalph
    Groom's Age: 28
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1925
    Groom's Residence: Howe, Leflore, Oklahoma
    Bride: Geneva Rose Thompson
    Bride's Age: 17
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1936
    Bride's Residence: Howe, Leflore, Oklahoma
    Marriage Date: 02 Jan 1953
    Marriage License Date: 02 Jan 1953
    Marriage Place: , Scott, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 2134769
    Digital Folder Number: 4331579
    Image Number: 00478
    Page Number: 455
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died on 16 October 1954 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, at age 65.
  • 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 was buried October 1954 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, aged 65.
  • He was a devoted Christian for some time before his death.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr. but was mentioned in Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr.'s obituary as a deceased father.
    Vernon J. "Pete" Thompson, 49, of Howe, Oklahoma, died February 25 in Sparks Memorial Hospital in Fort Smith. Born February 2, 1931, at Truth (Madison County), he was the son of Vernon and Vena Stansell Thompson. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Howe, was a veteran of Korea and was an employee of Arkansas Best Freight Co., in Fort Smith.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Linda Sue Sisk Thompson of the home; two sons, Randall Thompson of Howe, Oklahoma, and James Thompson of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Brenda Ally of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Mrs. Trena Sommers of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Reela Calihan of Heavener, Oklahoma; his mother of Springdale; five brothers, Archie Thompson of Greenfield, California, Claude Thompson of Kingston, Crawford Thompson, John Thompson and Charles Thompson of Springdale; six sisters, Mrs. Estelle Freeman of Lowell, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elsey of Huntsville, Mrs. Floye Butler of Springdale and Mrs. Rose Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.

    Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, in Downum Funeral Home, Heavener, Oklahoma. Burial was in Howe, Oklahoma Cemetery.

    Page U121 of the Clipping Books at the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Claud William Thompson but was mentioned in Claud William Thompson's obituary as a deceased father.
    Rev. Claud William Thompson

    The Rev. Claud William Thompson, 60, of Route 2, Huntsville, died May 3, 1984 at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1924 at Truth, the son of Vernon and Uenna Stansell Thompson. He was an ordained minister of the Old Union Association of United Baptists and was a member of the New Home United Baptist Church at Lower Campground.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Parker Thompson of the home; three sons, Johnny Lee Thompson and David Thompson, both of the home and Gary Thompson of Berryville; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Houston of Berryville; his mother, Mrs. Uenna Thompson of Springdale; three brothers, John Thompson, Charles Thompson, and Crawford Thompson, all of Springdale; six sisters, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Rosie Wright of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elzey, both of Huntsville, Mrs. Flawie Butler and Mrs. Estelle Stamps, both of Springdale; one grandson, Lyndell Thompson of Berryville and one granddaughter, Miss LaTasha Thompson of Berryville.

    Funeral services were held Monday, May 7, at the Kingston Community Church with the Rev. Alvin Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were J.B. Yarbrough, Eugene Bohannan, Donald Smith, Dale Houston, Dennis Davis, and Bud Cline.

    Page U115 of the Clipping Books at the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.

  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson but was mentioned in Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson's obituary as a deceased father.
    Charles Thompson

    Charles W. Thompson, 49, of Springdale died Dec. 6, 1986 at Springdale. He was born May 16, 1937, in Truth, the son of Vernon Sr. and Venna Stansell Thompson. He was a Baptist and a supervisor for Tyson Foods Inc. hatchery on Randall Road.

    Survivors include his widow, Patricia Jaro Thompson of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Thompson and Steven Thompson of Springdale; one daughter, Patty Hatfield of Rogers; his mother, Venna Thompson of Huntsville; two brothers, Crawford Thompson and John Thompson of Springdale; six sisters, Estelle Stamps of Lowell, Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Ruth Griggs and Dixie Elzey of Huntsville, Floye Butler of Springdale and Rosie Dolph of Tulsa; and two grandchildren, Jaime Jo Hatfield and Jennifer Sonja Hatfield of Rogers.

    Services were Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Sisco Chapel of Springdale with burial in Friendship Cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to NARTI or the Hospice Foundation.

    Page U105 of Clippings Books at Madison County Genealogical Society Library
  • Vernon "Vern" Thompson died before Venna Elizabeth Stansell but was mentioned in Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary as a deceased husband.
    Vernon Thompson

    Mrs. Venna Thompson, 84, of Springdale, died Feb. 28, 1987, at Meadowview Lodge in Huntsville. She was born June 10, 1902, at Whorton Creek, Ark.; the daughter of Oliver and Susan King Stansell. She was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church and the widow of Vernon Thompson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1954.

    Survivors include two sons, Crawford Thompson and John Thompson, both of Springdale; six daughters, Mrs. Estelle Stamps and Mrs. Floye Butler, both of Springdale, Mrs. Goldie Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Griggs and Mrs. Dixie Elzey, both of Huntsville, and Mrs. Rose Dolph of Tulsa, Okla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services were Monday, March 2, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with the Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Interment was in the Kingston Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons.

    Page U115 of the Clipping Books of the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.

Family 1

Quail Roberts b. Sep 1895, d. 1918
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Family 2

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