Robert Lee THOMPSON Willard Lee THOMPSON Claude Paschel THOMPSON Charles S THOMPSON LaVeta THOMPSON Charles Kenneth THOMPSON June THOMPSON Mini tree diagram
Nora Bessie LEE

Nora Bessie LEE6,1,2,7,3,8,4

24th May 18961,2,3,4 - 24th Nov 19861,3

Life History

24th May 1896

Born in Wanette, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma Territory.1,2,3,4

2nd Mar 1912

Married Robert Lee THOMPSON in Rosedale, McClain, Oklahoma.6,13

4th May 1914

Birth of son Willard Lee THOMPSON in Rosedale, McClain, Oklahoma.11,2,9,3,10

11th Sep 1916

Birth of son Claude Paschel THOMPSON in McClain County, Oklahoma.8,11,2,4,3,12

about 1918

Birth of son Charles S THOMPSON in McClain County, Oklahoma.8,11,2

about 1921

Birth of daughter LaVeta THOMPSON in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.8,2,4

29th Dec 1922

Birth of son Charles Kenneth THOMPSON in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.6

2nd Dec 1923

Death of son Charles Kenneth THOMPSON.6

about 1934

Birth of daughter June THOMPSON in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.8,4

25th Apr 1942

Resident Named s the contact and wife in his husband's  WWII registration in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and their home address is given as 116 1/2 East Harrison in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma

20th Nov 1954

Death of Robert Lee THOMPSON in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.6,5,13

22nd Nov 1954

Resident Address 1724 E Spriunger St; she applied for a military headstone for her husband Robert Lee Thompson. in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.5

16th Mar 1978

Death of son Willard Lee THOMPSON in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.8,9,3,10

24th Nov 1986

Died in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.1,3

after 24th Nov 1986

Buried in Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.3


  • Some family genealogies tell us that Nora's full name was Nora Bessie Lee.  In the 1920 census she was enumerated under the name of Bessie Thompson.  In 1930 she was Nora B Thompson.

    1920 Federal Census, McClain County, Oklahoma, 5 January, Hopping Township, District 78, page 2B, Hse/Fam #37
    Thompson, Robert L Head  Rents M W 25 OK US US Farmer
    Thompson, Bessie Wife F W 25 OK TX KY
    Thompson, Lee Son M W 6 OK OK OK
    Thompson, Claudie Son M W 3yrs8mos OK OK OK [b Apr 1916]
    Thompson, Charley Son M W 3 OK OK OK

    After the 1920 census, Nora and Robert moved to Guthrie in Logan County, Oklahoma.    Another child is reported by some genealogies, named Charles like an earlier child, who was born in Guthrie but lived only a short time between these censuses.  The elder son Charles, reported as 3 years old in the 1920 census and 11 in 1930, lived to adulthood.

    Charles Kenneth Thompson
    Birth 29 Dec 1922 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma
    Death 2 Dec 1923
    Parents Robert Lee Thompson 1894 - 1954, Nora Bessie Lee 1896 - 1986
    --  Chambers/Thompson,

    1930 Federal Census, Logan County, Oklahoma, 2 April, Guthrie, District 11, page 1A, 1213 West Dale St, Hse #9, Fam #10
    Thompson, Robert L Head Rents $12 No Radio M W 36 Married at 18 OK TX OK Machinist, Santa Fe Round House
    Thompson, Nora B Wife F W 34 Married at 16 OK TX TX
    Thompson, Lee Son M W 15 OK OK OK
    Thompson, Claud Son M W 13 OK OK OK
    Thompson, Charles Son M W 11 OK OK OK
    Thompson, Levita Dau F W 9 OK OK OK

    1940 Federal Census, Logan County, Oklahoma, 8 April, Guthrie, District 42-13, Page 7A, Hse #152, Rents $12
    Thompson, R L Head M W 45 Single Grade 7 b Okla same place in 1935 Railroad Machinist Helper [b abt 1895]
    Thompson, Bessie Wife F W 43 Married Grade 7 b Okla same place in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1897]
    Thompson, Claudia [sic] Son M W 23 Divorced Grade H4 b Okla same place in 1935 Truck Driver, Cabinet Factory [b abt 1917]
    Thompson, La Veta Dau F W 19 Single Grade H2 b Okla same place in 1935 Hospital Kitchen Helper [b abt 1921]
    Thompson, June Dau F W 6 Single Grade 0 Okla same place in 1935 [b abt 1934]

    Some genealogies provide details of her life and family without any documentation or with only some facts documented.  Some have all her chidlren.  Note that she had two sons named Charles.  The second lived only about a year.

    Norah Bessie Lee
    Birth 24 May 1895 in Wanette, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma
    Death 20 Nov 1954 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma;
    Spouse Robert Lee Thompson 1893 - 1954
    William Woodrow Thompson 1913 - 1916
    Willard Lee Thompson 1914 - 1978
    Claudie Paschel Thompson 1916 - 1987
    Charles Sidney Thompson 1918 - 2006
    LaVeta Estalene Thompson 1920 - 1983
    Charles Kenneth Thompson 1922 - 1923
    --  Rogers Family,

    Social Security Death Index
    Nora Thompson
    Born 24 May 1896
    Died Nov 1986
    Last Residence Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma 73044
    SSN 446-14-0924 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    Nora Bessie Lee Thompson
    Birth May 24, 1896 Wanette, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
    Death Nov. 24, 1986 Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA

    Stephen Paschal Lee (1861 - 1926)
    Nancy Jane Williams Lee (1867 - 1933)

    Spouse Robert Lee Thompson (1893 - 1954)
    William Woodrow Thompson (1913 - 1916)
    Willard Lee Thompson (1914 - 1978)
    Claudie Paschel Thompson (1916 - 1987)
    Charles Sidney Thompson (1918 - 2006)
    Kenneth Thompson (1922 - 1923)

    Sibling Iva Bell Lee Varec (1885 - 1984)

    Note: Ref: Cemetery Records (they appear to use burial year as death year)

    Burial Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, Section 1, Block 33, Lot 24, Space EC

    Created by Graves Mar 16, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #86858447,


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