Ruth B Thompson

F, #333, b. 20 September 1925
Father*Vernon "Vern" Thompson b. 19 Feb 1889, d. 16 Oct 1954
Mother*Venna Elizabeth Stansell b. 10 Jun 1902, d. 28 Feb 1987
RelationshipGrandaunt of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited19 Jul 2012

Life Events

     Ruth B Thompson married Freeman W Griggs.
Her married name was Griggs.
Ruth B Thompson was born on 20 September 1925. She was the daughter of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell.

This is a photo of the tombstone for Ruth B Thompson and Freeman W Griggs .
Ruth Thompson and Freeman Griggs Tombstone
Image credit: Kellie S. Thompson

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:

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    Parents' birthplace: View image
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    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.

Timeline

  • Ruth B Thompson married Freeman W Griggs.
  • Ruth B Thompson was born on 20 September 1925.
  • She was the daughter of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell.
  • Ruth B Thompson appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Madison County, Arkansas in the household of her parents, Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell.
    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.
  • Ruth B Thompson of Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Vern" Thompson's obituary on 17 October 1954 as a surviving daughter.
    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.
  • Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Vernon "Pete" Thompson Jr.'s obituary in February 1980 as a surviving daughter.
    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.
  • Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Archie Thompson's obituary in March 1981 as a surviving sister.
    Archie L. Thompson

    Archie Lee Thompson, 66, of Greenfield, Calif., died Feb. 25 at Greenfield.

    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Bradshaw Thompson of the home; seven children: four brothers, John Thompson, Crawford Thompson, Charlie Thompson of Springdale, Claude Thompson of Kingston; six sisters, Mrs. Estelle Truman of Lowell, Mrs. Golda Nobles of Howe, Okla., Mrs. Dixie Elsey and Mrs. Ruth Griggs of Huntsville, Mrs. Floy Butler of Springdale and Mrs. Rosie Daulph of Tulsa, Okla.; his stepmother, Mrs. Verna Thompson of Springdale; and 19 grandchildren.

    Services were Tuesday, March 3, in Nelson Funeral Home in Green Forest. Burial was in Rule Cemetery.

    Page U128 of the Clipping Books at the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.

  • Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Claud William Thompson's obituary on 7 May 1984 as a surviving sister.
    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.

  • Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Charles Winford "Charlie" Thompson's obituary in December 1986 as a surviving sister.
    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
  • Ruth B Griggs of Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas was listed in Venna Elizabeth Stansell's obituary in March 1987 as a surviving daughter.
    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

Freeman W Griggs b. 2 Dec 1909, d. 19 Jun 1985