John William THOMPSON Mamie Frances THOMPSON Robert Lee THOMPSON Lywanda B THOMPSON Bettie Lee THOMPSON Mertie Cleo SHELTON Living THOMPSON Atha C POWELL Emma Augusta THOMPSON Jessie May THOMPSON Minnie Lee GREEN Mini tree diagram
Charles William THOMPSON

Charles William THOMPSON6,1,2,3,5,4,6,7,6,8,9

28th Jul 18951,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 27th Oct 19456,7

Life History

28th Jul 1895

Born in Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

28th Sep 1902

Certificate: Certified as citizen of Chickasaw Nation in Indian Territory

5th May 1921

Married Mertie Cleo SHELTON in Oklahoma.5

about 1923

Birth of daughter Lywanda B THOMPSON in Oklahoma.1

9th Aug 1924

Birth of daughter Bettie Lee THOMPSON in Oklahoma.10

9th Sep 1924

Death of Mertie Cleo SHELTON in Oklahoma.5

1925

Death of daughter Bettie Lee THOMPSON in Oklahoma.10

about 1931

Married Atha C POWELL.5

27th Oct 1945

Died in Bakersfield, Kern, California.6,7

27th Oct 1945

Buried in North Kern Cemetery, Delano, Kern County, California.7

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Living THOMPSON

Notes

  • A birth affidavit filed with the Dawes Commisison by his mother MinnieLee Green reports his birth date as 28 July 1895.  The affidavit isalso supported by an affidavit by a birth attendant.

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    Dawes Commisison Affidavit
    Application for enrollment as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation
    Southern District of Indian Territory
    Chas William Thompson
    Born 28 July 1895
    Current address P O Okra, Indian Territory

    Affidavit of Mother 4 April 1905
    Minnie Lee Thompson
    Age 30, Chickasaw citizen by blood
    Lawful wife of J W Thompson, Chickasaw citizen by Intermarriage
    Male child born 28 July 1895
    named Chas William Thompson

    Affidavit of Attending Physician or Mid-Wife 3 March 1905
    W J Morris, physician
    Attended Minnie Lee Thompson, wife of J W Thompson
    28 July 1895 male child named Chas William Thompson
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    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 13 June,Township 4, North Range 2E, District 134, page 22B, Hse #13, Fam #14
    Thompson, Jno W  Head W M June 1846 33 Married 10 years  Mosouri [sic]Mosouri Mosouri Farmer
    Thompson, Minnie G Wife In F (3/4 Choctaw) Jan 1874 26 Married 10years  5 children/5 living Indian Territory Indian Territory Unknown
    Thompson, Charles W  Son In (7/8 Choctaw) M  July 1894  5 IndianTerritory  Mosouri  Indian Territory

    Note that the year of birth is here reported as 1894, wile the year onhis birth affidavit above is 1895.  This is a common error in the 1900census, apparently due to the procedural formula in the instructionsto the enumerators.  That census is wrong about half the time, itappears.  The year Charley as remembered it later was 1896, going byhis WWI registration (see below).  But on his WWII registration, theyear is 1895 (see below).

    Charles was listed on the 1904 roll of Chickasaw Citizens by Blood.For some reason, Charles is listed by himself on a different page fromother members of his family, as the last entry at the end, after namesstarting in V.

    Chickasaw Roll, Citizens By Blood 1903
    Roll #4830 Thompson, Charles William  7 M  1/8  Census Card #1616

    1910 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 2 May, HoppingTownship, District 185, page 2A, Hse/Fam #7
    Thompson, Minnie Head F Ind (1/8 Chickasaw)  35 Widow 5 children/5living OK US OK Own Income Owns Farm
    Thompson, Charlie Son M Ind (1/16 Chickasaw)  14 OK TX OK Farm LaborerCan Read and Write

    In 1918 Charles registered for the WWI draft as an Indian, under thename Charley William Thompson.  He is living in the area where he wasborn, near Rosedale, in McClain County, Oklahoma.  Notice that fromhis European father he inherited red hair.  (But in 1942, on his WWIIregistration, his hair is reported as Brown; he is also reported asWhite, not Indian.)

    Also note that the year of birth is different her from his birthaffidavit filed by his mother in 1905.  The affidavit reported birthyear as 1895, but on his WWI registration, Charley reported it as1896.  We see many instances of one or more years difference in birthyear as it gets handed down and recorded at different points.  Laterrecords and his grave have birth date as 28 July 1895.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Charley William Thompson
    Residence Rosedale, McClain County, Oklahoma
    Birth 28 Jul 1896 Rosedale, McClain County, Oklahoma
    Single, Race Indian (Native American)
    Occupation Stock Farmer, near Rosedale
    Tall, Slender, Red Brown Eyes, Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 McClain County, Oklahoma

    1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 3 January, HoppingTownship, District 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #16
    Jones, Claud J Head  Owns Farm M W 35 OK TX TX Farmer [b abt 1885]
    Jones, Minnie  Wife F W 38 OK OK OK [b abt 1882]
    Jones, George Son M W 8 Single OK OK OK [b abt 1912]
    Thompson, Charley Step-Son M W 23 Single OK TX OK [b abt 1897] Farmer

    Here is the Millennium Files report on Charles William Thompson

    Millennium File
    Charles William Thompson
    Parents: John William Thompson, Minnie Lee Green
    Spouse: Mertie Cleo Shelton
    Birth 28 Jul 1895 Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    Death 27 Oct 1945 Bakersfield, Kern County, California

    Charles William Thompson
    Birth 28 Jul 1895 in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    Death 27 Oct 1945 in Bakersfield, Kern, California
    Marriage to Mertie Cleo Shelton 5 May 1921 Oklahoma
    Marriage to Atha C. Powell About 1931
    --  Lagan-Nivison,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12292487/person/1138709032

    Mertie died about 1924 probably at the time or after her seconddaughter's birth.  This daughter lived only a few months and died in1925.  In 1900 Charles is in the household of his mother andstepfather with his other daughter Lywanda.

    1930 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 15 April, MoncriefTownship, District 8, page 8B, Hse #121, Fam #126
    Jones, James L Head Rents M W 51 First Married at 31 yrs old TX TX TXFarmer [b abt 1879]
    Jones, Minnie L Wife F W 55 First Married at 19 yrs old OK TX OK [babt 1875]
    Thompson, Charles W Stepson M W 34 Widowed OK TX OK Laborer [b abt1896]
    Jones, George D Stepson M W 19 Single OK TX OK [b abt 1911]
    Thompson, Lawanda B Step-GrandDau F W 7 Single OK OK US [b abt 1923]

    In his WWII draft registration, Charley is now reported as White,while in 1918, he was reported as Indian, consistent with hisregistration as a Chickasaw by blood.  His hair is reproted as Brown,whereas in 1918 it was reported as red.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Charley William Thompson
    Birth Date 28 Jul 1895 Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, age 47 years
    Address Gen Delivery Guthrie, Oklahoma
    Contact Bro. R L [Robert Lee] Thompson, Gen Delivery Guthrie, Oklahoma
    Unemployed
    (back)
    70" 184 lbs White (previously reported Indian)
    Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, Sallow Complexion
    Registered 8 December 1942 Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma

    "This is my Grandfather, he is father to Betty Jo Thompson b 17 Mar1932, she is my mother who married Harold J McDonald in Purcell,McClain, Oklahoma in 1949. I am their daughter Cindy Lynne McDonaldPannell Gibson."
    --  Jamie Pannell, note on an WWI registration record for Charley(Charles) William Thompson, Ancestry.com,http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ww1draft&h=1997115&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt&o_ufc=Full:4:Record

    Charles William Thompson
    Birth Jul 28, 1895 Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    Death Oct 27, 1945 Bakersfield, Kern County, California
    Father John William Thompson (1866 - 1907)
    Minnie Jones (1874 - 1938)
    Burial North Kern Cemetery, Delano, Kern County, California
    Created by Susan Porter Mar 25, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 67428333,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67428333

Sources

  • 1. 1930 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Moncrief Township, District 8, page 8B, Hse #121, Fam #126
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 3 January, Hopping Township, District 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #16
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 13 June, Township 4, North Range 2E, District 134, page 22B, Hse #13,
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, Hopping Township, District 185, page 2A, Hse/Fam #7
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Lagan-Nivison,
  • 6. Millennium Files, Ancestry.com
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 8. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 9. 1903 Chickasaw Roll, Citizens By Blood
  • 10. Ancestry Trees

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