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Re: Thompson's

Posted: 1447962468000
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NOTE -
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

I’m not related to any member of this family.


Census records do not record the “specific locality” of a person’s birth.
Census records only record where a person was born – state or country.
Census records record where a person was living when the census taker came by.


1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


Ferris E. Thompson
Birth: Oct. 31, 1908
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1979
Fairplain Township
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA


Family links:
Parents:
Charles James Thompson (1870 - 1936)
Olive Arvilla Sherman Thompson (1875 - 1945)

Spouse:
Dorothea C. Lozar Thompson (1907 - 1955)


Burial:
Clear Lake Cemetery
Fenwick
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA

1910 -
Name: Ferris E Thompson
Age in 1910: 1
Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: Fairplain, Montcalm, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Charles J Thompson
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's name: Olive Thompson
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan

Charles J Thompson 40, MI - farmer
Olive Thompson 34, MI
Myrtle L Thompson 14, MI
Iva R Thompson 12, MI
Stewart A Thompson 10, MI
Ferris E Thompson 1, MI

1920 -
Name: Ferris Thompson
Age: 11
Birth Year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1920: Fairplain, Montcalm, Michigan
Street: Fenwick Village
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: C. J. Thompson
Father's Birthplace: Mich.
Mother's name: Olive Thompson
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

C J Thompson 49
Olive Thompson 44
Stewart Thompson 20
Ferris Thompson 11

1930 -
Name: Ferris Thompson
Birth Year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1930: Fairplain, Montcalm, Michigan
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Salesman
Industry: Drug Store
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes

C J Thompson 60
Olive A Thompson 54
Ferris Thompson 21

1940 -
Name: T E Thompson
[Ferris E Thompson]
Respondent: Yes
Age: 31
Estimated birth year: abt 1909
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Fairplain, Montcalm, Michigan
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Fairplain, Montcalm, Michigan
Residence in 1935: Same House
Occupation: Manager - retail coal shop
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 1500
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes

T E Thompson 31, MI
Dorothea Thompson 32, MI

his mother lives next to him.

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