Vermund Svensen.ytre TENDAL1 was born (date unknown).

Children were: Gunhild Vermundsdtr.ytre TENDAL.

Walter TENECKI2 was born on 11 April 1908.3

Spouse: Josie Bertha PETERSON. Josie Bertha PETERSON and Walter TENECKI were married on 26 June 1949.3

Milda Olva TENGESDAL75 was born in 1902 in ______, Norway. She died on 15 May 1985 at the age of 83 in Bryne, Norway.

Spouse: Riktor ROLFSEN. Children were: Rolf ROLFSEN, Perry ROLFSEN.

Endre O. TESDAL died in West St. Olaf Cemetery. They had no children.

Spouse: Ingeborg LIE. Ingeborg LIE and Endre O. TESDAL were married.

Gregory THATCH was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Pamela Diane SPENCER.

Fredrick THIBAULT2 was born on 25 September 1940.

Spouse: Debra Kay LONBORG. Debra Kay LONBORG and Fredrick THIBAULT were married on 23 November 1993 in Sequim, WA.

Lessin THIBODEAUX was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Celestine LEGNON. Celestine LEGNON and Lessin THIBODEAUX were married. Children were: Natalie THIBODEAUX.

Natalie THIBODEAUX was born on 5 December 1866. Parents: Lessin THIBODEAUX and Celestine LEGNON.

Spouse: Threvil VALLOT. Natalie THIBODEAUX and Threvil VALLOT were married. Children were: Edmond VALLOT.

Vicki THIEL was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Richard LEMON. Children were: Lisa Marie LEMON.

Thora THOENGEN was born on 7 August 1896 in Nesbyen, Norway. Data on siblings & parents from a letter to Orpha Stefonowicz dated May 1991.

Spouse: Engebret OLSON. Children were: Halvor OLSON, Kari OLSON, Edward OLSON, Johon OLSON, Berget (Betty) OLSON, Thelma Josephine OLSON, Thomas OLSON, Anne OLSON, Tilla OLSON.

Barbara Louise THOMAS2 was born on 31 May 1962 in Costa Mesa, CA.6 Parents: Harold Barton THOMAS and Judith Louise RICE.

Dennis Orville THOMAS2 was born on 28 February 1950 in Long Beach, CA.6 Parents: Orville THOMAS and Dorma M. CULBERTSON.

Spouse: Nancy Alice SAVINSKY. Nancy Alice SAVINSKY and Dennis Orville THOMAS were married on 11 October 1973.3

Harold Barton THOMAS2 was born on 18 October 1940 in Vallejo, CA.3 Parents: Orville THOMAS and Dorma M. CULBERTSON.

Spouse: Judith Louise RICE. Judith Louise RICE and Harold Barton THOMAS were married on 23 April 1960 in Long Beach, CA.6 They6 were divorced in 1968.6 Children were: Michael Allen THOMAS, Barbara Louise THOMAS, Stephen Richard THOMAS.

Michael Allen THOMAS2 was born on 22 October 1960 in Long Beach, CA.6 Parents: Harold Barton THOMAS and Judith Louise RICE.

Orville THOMAS2 was born on 26 September 1910.3

Spouse: Dorma M. CULBERTSON. Dorma M. CULBERTSON and Orville THOMAS were married on 18 August 1934 in Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.3 Children were: Harold Barton THOMAS, Dennis Orville THOMAS.

Stephen Richard THOMAS2 was born on 11 October 1966 in Huntington Beach, CA.3 Parents: Harold Barton THOMAS and Judith Louise RICE.

______ THOMPSON was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Sophie LEELAND. Sophie LEELAND and ______ THOMPSON were married.

Alana THOMPSON2 was born on 3 December 1958 in Texas. Parents: Virgil Dewayne THOMPSON and Frieda .

Alice Carol Vera THOMPSON2,5 was born on 3 March 1911 in Carl, Grant Co., ND.3 She died on 30 January 1995 at the age of 83 in Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.3 She was buried on 6 February 1995 in Garden of Memor., Mt. View Cem., Tacoma, Washington.3 [Thomp2.FTW]

!Infor. in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland. Another recor d shows
Brisbane N. D. as place of birth. She was buried in the same cemetar y as her
husband. Her funeral was Feb. 4th in Pendleton, Oregon. Then on 2/6/1 995 she
was buried in the Garden of Memories, Mt. View Cem., Tacoma, Washingt on.
Parents: Carl Tobias THOMPSON and Marietta Lovina BENNETT.

Spouse: Charles Edward WOLFORD. Alice Carol Vera THOMPSON and Charles Edward WOLFORD were married on 12 October 1926 in Baker, Oregon.3 Children were: Carol Myrtle WOLFORD, Marjorie Bow WOLFORD, Joyce Genevieve WOLFORD, Charlotte Bell WOLFORD, Sally Blue WOLFORD, June Lee WOLFORD.

Alida THOMPSON1,2 was born on 3 June 1901 in Belford Twp, Aurora Co., SD. She died on 12 March 1994 at the age of 92 in Mitchell, Davison Co., SD. She was christened.9 Parents: Oskar(Asbjørn Torkellson Hammersmark) THOMPSON and Elsie Christine JONASDTR.

Spouse: John BERG. Alida THOMPSON and John BERG were married on 22 June 1922. Children were: Lois Burdell BERG, Lowell Delbert BERG, John Arland BERG.

Alvin Oscar THOMPSON1,2 was born on 31 March 1928. Parents: Peter Olaus THOMPSON and Darlene Vinnie HUNTER.

Spouse: Kathryn Ann KNUDSON. Kathryn Ann KNUDSON and Alvin Oscar THOMPSON were married on 8 June 1957. Children were: Mark Alan THOMPSON, Doyle Alvin THOMPSON, Marlon Lee THOMPSON.

Spouse: Margene Esther Collins ZAHN. Margene Esther Collins ZAHN and Alvin Oscar THOMPSON were married on 16 March 1968. Children were: Elizabeth Ann Zahn THOMPSON, Cynthia Jeanne Zahn THOMPSON, Susan Marie Zahn THOMPSON.

Amy THOMPSON2 was born on 11 March 1867. She died on 15 July 1870 at the age of 3. She was buried in Old South Strand, Cem., ly 4m 4d. !Infor. in file is from the records of Luella Feland Thompson. Another dob shown is 3/11/1869.
Parents: Thomas A. Thompson Torbjørn Trondson AAREG and Caroline (Kare Jonsdatter Maeland) JOHNSON.

Andrew Thomas THOMPSON1,2 was born on 10 March 1857 in Sheridan, Mission Twp., LaSalle Co, IL. He died on 16 October 1921 at the age of 64 in Storla, Aurora Co., SD. He was buried in Storla, South Dakota.3 Infor. in file is from the records of Luella Feland. Also records of Millen E. Thompson of Nodaway, Iowa. A federal census for Mission Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, of 6/30/1860 shows Andrew as 3, and born in Illinois . A census for the same place, of 8/23/1870 shows him as 13, and born in Illinois.
He was a farmer, storekeeper, postmaster, did threshing, and carpentry work. He had a threshing machine run by horses in Iowa, he traded this for a steam powered one They were just coming in use It was delivered at Souris N . D. in the fall of 1908. He then did this work until he retired.
The History of Andrew and Taletta (Lettie) Thompson
Taletta Tobine Sanstol, first daughter of Lottie and Jonas Sanstol was born 1/2/1855, in Flekkefjord, Norway. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Norway and came to America at the age of 25, locating in Strand, Iowa.
Andrew Thomas Thompson was born in Sheridan, Illinois on 3/10/ 1856. His boyhood was spent in Illinois until he moved to Strand, Iowa at the age of 19. On 10/29/1881 they were united in marriage.
To this union 10 children were born, two dying in infancy. Charles Thomas was born at Strand, Iowa, 8/10/1882. In the fall of 1882 they moved to South Dakota, and homesteaded in Belford Township. John Lawrence was born 1/12/1885. Lizzie Marie was born 4/16/1887. Millen Enevald, 10/24/1888. In the spring of 1889, they moved to Strand, Iowa where he built a store which he operated in connection with a post office, for some time. Later they moved to a farm. Carrie Temma was born 9/25/1891. Annie Christina was born 6/8/1893. George Julius was born 11/19/1895. And Celia Amelia was born 3/24/1897.
In 1902, they moved with their family to Bottineau County, North Dakota. They bought a farm and lived there until the fall of 1912, when he retired and moved to Landa, North Dakota.
In 1918 they moved to South Dakota where he worked for his nephew, John Thompson. Andrew passed away 10/16/1921.
Later Lettie moved to Mt Vernon, South Dakota. Several of her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews lived with her there. The last 12 years of her life, she lived with her daughter and husband, Annie and Charles Storla, in Mitchell, South Dakota. She passed away 6/27/1946, at the age of 91 years and five months. Note this history says Andrew was born in 1856. That does not agree with other family records.
Another history; Andrew-Lettie Thompson
Andrew Thompson born 3/10/1857 in Lasalle County Illinois came to Iowa with his parents (see Thomas A.- Carrie Thompson). He farmed in Sec. 6, Douglas Township, Adams County. His sister Martha kept house for him (Census 1880). He went to South Dakota with his brother John where they farmed. He married Lettie Sanstol (1855-1946). They farmed in Dakota near Letcher, South Dakota . They had eight children: Charles-1882-1959, Lawrence-1885-1963, Lizzie-1887-1978, Millen-1888-1979, Carrie-1891-1956, Anna-1893-Lives in Mitchell, South Dakota, George-1895-1980, Celia-1897-1980.
Andrew Lettie and family moved to Adams County about 1892, living in a house on his parents' land and operated the Strand General Store. He moved to Landa, North Dakota in early 1900's. Some of the children spent time in Iowa with relatives. Andrew farmed until his death October 16, 1921. His wife died June 6, 1946. They are buried near Storla, South Dakota. Millen was the only child to return to Iowa, and establish a home. The others remained in the Dakotas or moved to the west coast. Andrew loved "tending the store" and the post office offered many opportunities for jokes. One especially remembered by the family was when a "bargain hunter" got took with the offer of 13 two cent stamps for a cent and a quarter. The bargain hunter said " I'll take a nickels worth, thinking he'd get 42 stamps. By granddaughter Velma Timmerman
By Millen Thompson; Father was born in LaSalle County, Ill., 3/10/ 1857 and died 10/17/1921. I don't have any date or records of their marriage , but it must be about in 1880. As there was a baby born in 81, died as infant.
Parents: Thomas A. Thompson Torbjørn Trondson AAREG and Caroline (Kare Jonsdatter Maeland) JOHNSON.

Spouse: Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR. Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR and Andrew Thomas THOMPSON were married on 29 October 1881 in Iowa.3 Children were: Baby THOMPSON, Charles Thomas THOMPSON, Baby Boy THOMPSON, John Lawrence THOMPSON, Lizzie Maria THOMPSON, Millen Enevald THOMPSON, Carrie Temma THOMPSON, Annie Christena THOMPSON, George Julius THOMPSON, Celia Amelia THOMPSON.

Anna THOMPSON1,2,9 was born on 14 September 1882 in Belford Twp, Aurora Co., SD. She died on 19 April 1971 at the age of 88. First white girl born in Aurora County. After marrying Torkel Asbenson, farmed in SD. Then returned to Wisconsin in Mar. 1916. Left Wisconsin again in 1925 to come back to SD. Remained on farm in SD until moving to Storla Sunset Home. Parents: Oskar(Asbjørn Torkellson Hammersmark) THOMPSON and Elsie Christine JONASDTR.

Spouse: Torkel ASBENSON. Anna THOMPSON and Torkel ASBENSON were married on 28 November 1909 in Crawford Co., WI. Children were: Laura Elisa ASBENSON, Arlene Alice ASBENSON, Luverne Arthur ASBENSON, Thelma Adeline ASBENSON, Jurene Lucille ASBENSON, Evelyn Eileen ASBENSON, Elmer ASBENSON.

Anna E. THOMPSON2,6 was born on 26 July 1849.3 She died on 23 March 1923 at the age of 73 in Charlestown, Washington.3 She was buried in Fordef Grave Yard, Poulsbo, WA. !Infor. in file from records of Luella Feland and almost verbatim from L. Jean Timmermeister. Federal census records in file show, Mission Township, LaSalle County, Illinois-12/12/1850, show Ann as 1, and born in Illinois. The one of 6/30/1860, shows Ann as 11, and born in Illinois.
Family bible records show Ole and Anna were married 3/10/1868, in Norway, LaSalle Co., IL. Records of L. Jean Timmermeister show her born in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL. This is unlikely, since other records show all children born in LaSalle County.
After Oly's death in 1894 with 8 children, the youngest of which was just 13 months old, Anna Thompson Waaga must have had quite a time keeping food on the table. But her farming background and her Norwegian ancestry should have aided her in raising her family alone. And there is every evidence that they did. In file is an old and battered photo of Anna and the youngsters that shows a thin, gaunt woman with the baby of the family on her lap. As Mathilda Clara was just 13 months old at the time of her father's death in 1894, one can suppose that the picture must have been taken about 1895. Almost all old photos show serious faces, but the 5x7 inch photo seems to indicate Anna and her brood were more sober than most. It is not really certain where Ole Waaga died but we may assume it was in South Dakota, as the picture was taken in Woonsocket, Sanborn County and we can pretty well guess it is shortly after Oly's death . It seems fairly certain too, that Anna stayed in the state for at least a while . Was there someone in Moore, Montana, that encouraged Anna to go to the Big Sky Country? Across the miles in a covered wagon, Anna traveled into the state of Montana, settling in Moore, Fergus Co., in the central part of the state.
The 1900 U. S. Census return indicates that Anna may have had some trouble keeping the family together for she is shown as a housekeeper for G. Thomas Cooper of Rock Creek( in the Cottonwood area). Children Bertha and Clara are shown with her, and possibly Benheart, although Benheart is also recorded as an 11 year old boarding with an A. L. Flemming. The older children were not at home. Daughter Lizzie was a servant for William M. Blackford, daughter Lena was shown as an employee of Johanne Rae and living in Great Falls, Edward was living with his brother-in-law, Eric Appelton ( that is Erick Apeland ), and Theodore was living alone in Fergus County. The Waaga family, without paternal head, soon began farming in the area of Fergus County known as Rockford, out of Moore,on Rock Creek. On the Montana Railroad Line, the area was a homestead area and thus Anna and her son, Edward M. Waaga soon qualified for adjacent acreage. The following clipping from the Fergus County Newspaper in Lewistown, dated 4/12/1905, gives official notice that the two Waagas would prove their official claim to the land on 4/14/1905. Whether she actually farmed the land herself is conjecture. Perhaps Anna merely homesteaded the land so the son, Ed might have a larger plot of land to work. The Waaga children were a close family as was typical of the day, but the children went to work at an early age, daughter Lizzie always telling her family that she started work at age 12. Their life in Moore, Montana appears to have been the life that the Waaga children most remember, as stories brought down to the grandchildren always relate to life in the area 15 miles Southwest of Lewistown. The life in Iowa and Dakota was earlier, of course, but affection for Moore, Montana is evident.
We have in file a picture of Moore, Montana, and the local schoolhouse.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION-Department of the interior, land office, Lewistown, Montana, 3/15/1905. Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make final proof in support of their claims, and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver at Lewistown, Montana, on Monday 4/24/1905, viz; Anna Waaga of Moore, Fergus County, Montana who made H. E. no. 1515, for the nw 1/4, sec 26, tp 1 4n, r 16e; also Edward M. Waaga, who made H. E. no 1542 for the sw 1/4, sec 26 , tp 14n, r 16 e, Mont. P. M. they name the following witnesses to prove their continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz; Erick C. Apeland, Charles H. Croly, Thomas N. Coffman, Anna Waaga, Edward M. Waaga, all of Moore Montana. Edward Brassey, Register. first publication March 22nd.
Again the call to move on came to Ole Waaga's widow. Family tradition indicates that Emma Waaga Apeland had left Montana with her husband, Erick, and Anna followed, bringing Benheart and Clara, about 1916 to the Pacific Northwest in the area known as Charlestown, Kitsap County, Washington. They lived in Charlestown and Oyster Bay areas and eventually nearly all of the Waagas had left Moore, Montana for the northwest. The area in which the family settled soon became known as Waagaville. Like Moore, the descendants remember Waagaville with a real fondness and the stories told about life near Oyster Bay, Charlestown, and Poulsbo are often hilarious, and interesting. Waagaville became a hog farm. Various family members were involved with this ranch, and feeding the pigs became a story to raise a snicker every time it was told. It seems that pigs are not so particular about their diet as some animals. The Waagas went to the navy yard to get the slop to feed their pigs. The navy dumped just about everything into the slop which the Waaga pigs were scheduled to eat . Thus when the Waagas went to visit one another, they all used the same kind of silverware because they all had a set of cutlery, compliments of the navy. The story about the house which was built on one piece of property and then is moved to another gets confusing in the retelling, but apparently Emma and Erick Apeland had property in the Charleston/ Oyster Bay area. As various members of the family moved from Montana, westward to Washington state, the Apelands were generous and allowed Lena Waaga Corbit to build a small place on their land. Then the house was moved onto land owned by someone else in the family. (Martha?) Eventually Carl Corbit and his wife got the house, dismantled it and had it moved to their property in Charlestown. When the Waagas moved to the Northwest, their association with the Norwegian community of Poulsbo no doubt renewed their Scandinavian ties. The United Norwegian Lutheran church graveyard (Fordefjords) holds several family remains, including Anna Waaga's mother, son Theodore, and others. Family reunions of the Waaga family began in the Oyster Bay, and Poulsbo communities and many family members still live in the general area. Anna E. Thompson Waaga died 3/23/1923, and lived with her daughter Lena Corbit, in the last years of her life. (buried Fordefjords, Poulsbo).
In file is a picture of the Hog Ranch, Oyster Bay.
Parents: Thomas A. Thompson Torbjørn Trondson AAREG and Caroline (Kare Jonsdatter Maeland) JOHNSON.

Spouse: Ole (Ericksen) WAAGA. Anna E. THOMPSON and Ole (Ericksen) WAAGA were married on 10 March 1868 in Norway, Lasalle Co., IL. Children were: Edward E. WAAGA, Emma E. WAAGA, Carl Theodore "The" WAAGA, Edward M WAAGA, Anna Olena WAAGA, Anna Olena "Lena" WAAGA, Elizabeth Martha "Lizzie" WAAGA, Bertha Marie WAAGA, Joseph Benheart WAAGA, Mathilda Clara WAAGA.

Annie Christena THOMPSON1 was born on 8 June 1893 in Strand, Adams Co, IA. She died on 3 July 1984 at the age of 91 in Mitchell, Davison Co., SD. She was buried in Mitchell, Davison Co., SD. Infor. in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland, and Millen Thompson. Her name is also shown as Annie Christina in the history under rin 328, History of Andrew and Taletta Thompson. Annie after she was married, ran a store with her husband, in Ellsworth, Minn., for some time. Also in Mt. Vernon and Storla. Her husband then worked in N. Dak. and S. Dak. selling ads for farm directories, until he died. She also lived in Mitchell, South Dakota.
She died of heart failure. Parents: Andrew Thomas THOMPSON and Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR.

Spouse: Charles Augusteen STORLA. Annie Christena THOMPSON and Charles Augusteen STORLA were married on 10 May 1921. Children were: Wayne Robert STORLA, Maxine Corrine STORLA.

Anton Severine THOMPSON was born on 1 November 1884 in Near Letcher, Sanborn Co., SD. He died on 14 February 1956 at the age of 71 in Warner Robins, Houston Co., Georgia. Parents: John A. THOMPSON and Elsie OLSON.

Spouse: Nellie MCCONOUGHEY. Nellie MCCONOUGHEY and Anton Severine THOMPSON were married on 28 February 1912 in Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa.3 Children were: Velma THOMPSON, Vera THOMPSON, Basil THOMPSON, Max Gerald THOMPSON, Eugene THOMPSON, Betty Elsie THOMPSON, Neva THOMPSON, Beverly THOMPSON.

Baby THOMPSON1 was born in 1863. He died in 1863 at the age of 0. He was christened.

Baby THOMPSON1,2 was born in 1881 in Strand, Adams Co, IA.3 He died in 1881 at the age of 0 in Iowa.3 Parents: Andrew Thomas THOMPSON and Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR.

Baby THOMPSON1,2 was born in 1915 in Belford Twp, Aurora Co., SD.3 He died in 1915 at the age of 0.3 He was stillborn in 1915. Infor. in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland. This child was stillborn.
Parents: Millen Enevald THOMPSON and Sarah Emelia OLSON.

Baby THOMPSON1,2 was born in 1965.3 She died in 1965 at the age of 0 in Died as infant..3 She was stillborn in 1965. Baby was christened. Parents: Vernon Duane THOMPSON and Karen LARSON.

Baby Boy THOMPSON2 was born in 1883 in Strand, Adams Co, IA.3 He died in 1883 at the age of 0 in Iowa.3 Parents: Andrew Thomas THOMPSON and Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR.

Basil THOMPSON2 was born on 17 February 1919 in Valley City, Barnes Co., North Dakota.3 Infor. in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland. Resided in California.
Parents: Anton Severine THOMPSON and Nellie MCCONOUGHEY.

Spouse: Lillian . Children were: Larry THOMPSON, Randy THOMPSON, Stephanie THOMPSON, Bobbie THOMPSON, Tina THOMPSON.

Bertrum Adreas "Bert Andrew" THOMPSON2 was born on 17 April 1893 in Adams Co., IA. He died on 23 August 1973 at the age of 80 in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was buried in Dry Creek Pioneer Cemetery, Boise Idaho. Infor. in file is from the records of Luella Thompson Feland. Other family records were examined and compared. Also from funeral card of Bert. Correct DOD is shown, from infor. of Carol Roe, Who was present at death. Bert was manager of Idaho Hide and Junk, he was also a farmer, both in North Dakota, and near Orofino, Idaho. His faith was Lutheran.
A ltr in file; Lark N D, Mar 3 1940, dear sis and family, will try and scribble a few lines well we are getting along pretty well we have been having the flu the baby and Virgil have been having the ear ake but is better now. You asked me what I wasing to do I figure on keeping the family together . there is so many that wants to get the baby but I dont want to give her up. You asked what her name is. its Carol Joan. she was just 9 mo old the day Ruby died her
birthday is May 14 she was born on mothers day Virgil was 9 yr 10 feb and Warren 10- will be 11-28 June and Clifford is 15 will be 16-30 Nov Clifford is going to high school at Carson he likes it fine he is boarding with Mrs Culver. Ruby was sick 3 wk she had blood poisen in her hip her hip has been sore for quite a while. But not very bad just kind of a pane once in a while she never thot mutch of it you know a person have them pains every once in a while and dont think mutch of it the kind of poison she had is something ness the doctors sead. they sent to Chicago for a kind of a sirum but it dident help they just tried every thing. but nothing would help they shore was affil nice to her at the hospital I never saw sutch nice nurses we had her in the Catlick hospital theres the place to go when a pearson get sick we have been in both hospitel but in the sister hospital is mutch the best. I shore was glad to see Clara Lesley and Anton and Nelly Betty come but they dident stay very long they had to go back the next day guss Anton dident make any arangement at home so they couldent stay. we are having nice weather now the snow is almost gone we have had a nice winter not hardly eny snow its been foggy here for the last 6 wk according to the old saying we should have lots of rain in the spring I hope so I guess we should be intiteled to it we ha d a fair crop last year. hope we can get one this year. I am kinda going in to the sheep business I have 90 ews they are starting to lamb now I have 7 lambs from 4 ews that haint so bad if they will keep coming like that. we are milking 7 cows now have three more to come in so we will have 10 cows this summer to milk. and we also selling hatching eggs to the hatchery we get 11 cents above market price so that helps well Ted and the kids are getting along alright Luella is going to high school to oh I forgot to tell you I got a hired girl we had her when Ruby got sick I guess she is going to stay till I get some one else. Carol is cutting teeth she has two lower teeth and there two upper teeth Im send you this oitchery I wish you would return it I had quite a few of them but so meny wants one the neighbors shore have been affel nice to us A pearson dont know how meny friends he has till somethings l ike this
happens tell em all hello down there because im not mutch of a writter you will have to tell Sanna and Joe they have to excuse me maby ill get Aron to write to them Almost throw. we are going to butcher to morrow 2 big hogs weigh about 3 hundred pounds a pice we butchered two hogs before and one steer we made our susagie and cured our meat and also caned lots of soup so wont have to do that now I wish you could see the baby she shure is cute the boys thing there no one like her. well I guss Ill have to close By By
Bert and family
This is apparently was Berts letter to Lena and her husband. She apparently passed it on with the other material we put in file here. The envelope is from Mrs. Jim Hendrickson, Corning Iowa, to Mrs Cecil Rhamey, Corning Iowa.
A newspaper article in file; BERT THOMPSON, We wish in this twin cities review edition to pay tribute to Bert Thompson, manager of the Idaho Hide and Junk Co., for his many services to the city of Lewiston and his splendid record of achievment in the business life of the city.
Mr. Thompson probably has as wide a circle of friends among the Tri-State farm people as any other man we could name because he is just naturally the kind of a man who makes friends with almost everybody and is at pains to conduct himself in such a manner as to deserve the respect and good will of all who know him. A city is fortunate in being able to number among its more progressive citizens business men of this type.
He is always ready and willing to lend his support to the promotion of any project which promises to benefit this entire farm district. He may be depended upon and his services to the farm people of the Tri-State area are too many in number to be described fully here. It is sufficient to say that we of the Journal consider Bert Thompson an asset to the community and a progressive business man of whom the city may be proud.
Newspaper obituary; Bert A. Thompson, Services for Bert A. Thompson 80, of 1555 Franklin, who died Sunday at a Twin Falls hospital after a short illness, will be conducted at 2:30 pm Wednesday at Alden-Waggoner Chapel by the Rev. J. S. Jamison, Assembly of God Minister. Interment will be at Dry Creek.
He was born April 28, 1893, at Strand, Iowa, where he attended school. He moved to Lark, N. D. where he farmed until moving to Lewiston in 1948. He purchased a farm in the Cavendish area east of Lewiston in 1954 and operated it until 1961 when he retired and moved to Boise.
Survivors include his wife, 27 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A son preceded him in death.
Funeral card; in memory of, Bert A. Thompson, 4/17/1893, Strand, Iowa, 8/26/1973,Twin Falls, Idaho, Services in Alden-Waggoner Chapel, Wednesday 2:30 pm, August 29, 1973, Officiating Rev. J. S. Jamison, Organist Mrs. Harold Antrim, Vocalist Gordon Eichmann, Selection Abide With Me, Bearers Warren Day, Keith Pfliiger, Clifford Thompson, Charles Day, Kerry Curtis, Robert Pfliiger, concluding services, Dry Creek cemetery. Parents: John A. THOMPSON and Elsie OLSON.

Spouse: Ruby Marie ADAMS. Ruby Marie ADAMS and Bertrum Adreas "Bert Andrew" THOMPSON were married on 7 February 1923. Children were: Clifford Bert THOMPSON, Warren Eugene THOMPSON, Virgil Dewayne THOMPSON, Carol Joanne THOMPSON.

Spouse: Myrtle Marion June FAUST. Myrtle Marion June FAUST and Bertrum Adreas "Bert Andrew" THOMPSON were married on 10 March 1943 in Baker, Montana. Children were: Sharon Diane THOMPSON.

Betsy Serena THOMPSON2 was born on 17 April 1862. She died on 28 March 1919 at the age of 56 in Strand, Adams Co, IA. She was buried.3 Infor. in file is from the records of Luella Feland Thompson. Also from records of Mrs. John Laube of Waverly Iowa. A census record in file for Douglas Township, Adams County, Iowa, of 6/29/1880, shows Betsy as 18, and born in Illinois. It appears Betsy didn't live with her parents from a baby to sometime after 1870. She wasn't on the census. All family records in file have been compared. Betsy's family was compiled by Deloris Laube from family records of Betsy's dtr. Myrtle. It is complete for 5 generations, as of the summer of 1974.
Parents: Thomas A. Thompson Torbjørn Trondson AAREG and Caroline (Kare Jonsdatter Maeland) JOHNSON.

Spouse: Thomas John LARSON. Betsy Serena THOMPSON and Thomas John LARSON were married on 15 September 1881 in Corning, Adams Co., IA.3 Children were: Joseph Henry LARSON, Clara Thedora LARSON, Marshall LARSON, O'Tilda Josephine LARSON, Floyd Amos LARSON, Herby Chester LARSON, Emma Marie LARSON, Myrtle Edith LARSON, Lloyd Ernest LARSON.

Betty Elsie THOMPSON2 was born on 3 October 1924 in Valley City, Barnes Co., North Dakota.3 Infor. in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland. She lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was a budget analyst, her faith Baptist. Later address is Star Route, Box 14, Dolph, Arkansas 72528.
Parents: Anton Severine THOMPSON and Nellie MCCONOUGHEY.

Spouse: Douglas Harvey KETCHUM Sr.. Betty Elsie THOMPSON and Douglas Harvey KETCHUM Sr. were divorced. They were married. Children were: Antonia Ellen KETCHUM, Douglas Harvey KETCHUM Jr., David Michael KETCHUM, Harry Robert "Buddy" KETCHUM III, Carl Colin KETCHUM, Tracy Dawn KETCHUM.

Spouse: Robert BENERT. Betty Elsie THOMPSON and Robert BENERT were married on 7 February 1970 in Delta Junc., Alaska.3

Betty Louise THOMPSON1,2 was born on 1 July 1935. Adopted Parents: John Lawrence THOMPSON and Dorothy Bernice WALDREN.

Spouse: Jack SHULL. Betty Louise THOMPSON and Jack SHULL were married on 28 June 1957.3 Children were: Norma L. SHULL, John F. SHULL, Jimmy SHULL, Chris SHULL.

Beverly THOMPSON2 was born on 30 September 1934 in Valley City, Barnes Co., North Dakota.3 Infor. in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland. She lived in South Carolina.
Parents: Anton Severine THOMPSON and Nellie MCCONOUGHEY.

Blayne Elvan THOMPSON2,5 was born on 10 May 1927 in Baker, Oregon.3 Parents: Marshall "Arlie" THOMPSON and Pearl Ethel CHRISTEN. Parents: Pearl Ethel CHRISTEN.

Spouse: Betty Mae MURRAY. Betty Mae MURRAY and Blayne Elvan THOMPSON were married on 7 May 1948 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD.3 Children were: Clarence Arlie THOMPSON, Lyle Elvan THOMPSON.

Bobbie THOMPSON2 was born on 17 February 1963.3 Parents: Basil THOMPSON and Lillian .

Bryan Wesley THOMPSON1,2 was born on 28 October 1977. Adopted Parents: Paul Ernest THOMPSON and Beverly Jean HOFFMAN.

Spouse: Izabella TOLEDO. Izabella TOLEDO and Bryan Wesley THOMPSON were married on 5 January 2001.

Carl Tobias THOMPSON2,76 was born on 15 September 1864 in Norway, Lasalle Co., Illinois.3 He died on 1 June 1952 at the age of 87 in Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR. He was buried on 4 June 1952. Carl was a Farmer, Carpenter, Blacksmith, Post Office. He was Full Gospel. !Infor. in file is from the records of Mrs. Luella Feland Thompson . A census record for Mission Township, Lasalle County, Illinois of 8/23/1870, shows Car las 6, and born in Illinois. A census for Douglas Township, Adams County, Iowa, of 6/29/1880, shows Carl as 15, and born in Illinois.
Carl moved to Strand, Iowa as a child. He was a farmer. He left Strand Iowa in 1906 by team and wagon, and homesteaded in Morton, now Grant, County, North Dakota. He died of old age.
An affidavit sent to Luella Thompson Feland by Arlie Thompson; State of Oregon, County of Lake. I Carl T. Thompson, being first duly sworn, depose and say, I am a resident of Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon; that I am the husband of the late Marietta Lavina Thompson; that I was born at Norway, Illinois on September 15, 1864; that my wifes maiden name was Marietta Lavina Bennett and she was born in Fayette, Iowa, on June 15, 1878; that I was intermarried to said Marietta Lavina Bennett at White Lake, South Dakota, June 15, 1894; that my late wife died at Hermiston, Oregon, on the 22d day of March, 1939 ; that to this union were born six children as follows; Erna Claribell Thompson, born April 4, 1896, at Glen Rock, Wyoming; Minnie Elizabeth Thompson, born March 25, 1898 at Strand, Iowa; Marshal Arlie Thompson, born August 19, 1900 at Strand, Iowa; Ora Harold Thompson, born May 25, 1903 at Strand, Iowa; Carolina Theodora Thompson, born February 20, 1908 at Carl, North Dakota; and Alice Carol Thompson, born March 3, 1911 at Carl, North Dakota; that the birth date of each of the above mentioned children is recorded in the family bible belonging to my late wife and now in my possession; that I have personal knowledge of the dates when my six were born and also the place of their birth, and that the date and place of the birth of each child as above set forth and as recorded in said family bible is correct. Signed- Carl T. Thompson; Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of July, 1941. Signed Chas. H. Combs, Notary Public for Oregon, my commission expires Nov. 2, 1941.
Carl donated land for a school in North Dakota. It was called Carl Township. The school was built mostly by Carl, with volunteers helping. There was a Carl post office also. The family moved to Oregon on 7/3/1913, then to Hermiston in 1915.
As Erna told daddy's health was very poor. He did much traveling all my life time. When we came west we left Erna behind as she had a job and fate for the rest of us was more unsure.
The above two notes are in family histories in file. We don't know who wrote them.
Another note in a family history; Carl Tobias Thompson was born in Lasalle County, Ill. on 15 Sept. 1864. He married 15 June 1894 to Marietta Lavina Bennett born 15 June 1878. He died 1 June 1952. Left Strand, Iowa in 1906 traveling by wagon and horses to North Dakota where he homesteaded in Morton county. It is now a part of Grant County and the township where they lived is named Carl after him. He had a blacksmith shop there. They left North Dakota again by wagon and horses in about 1916 and moved to Oregon where he spent the remainder of his life.
Good sense of humor, big tease, could do anything he put his mind to. They named Carl, ND after him, but it is no longer in existence. He donated a parcel of land for a school near their home in ND. Parents: Thomas A. Thompson Torbjørn Trondson AAREG and Caroline (Kare Jonsdatter Maeland) JOHNSON.

Spouse: Marietta Lovina BENNETT. Marietta Lovina BENNETT and Carl Tobias THOMPSON were married on 15 June 1894 in White Lake, South Dakota.3 Children were: Erma Claribelle THOMPSON, Minnie Elizabeth THOMPSON, Marshall "Arlie" THOMPSON, Ora Harold THOMPSON, Carolina Theodora "Carie" THOMPSON, Alice Carol Vera THOMPSON.

Carol Joanne THOMPSON2 was born on 14 May 1939 in Carson, Grant Co., North Dakota. Carol is a licensed practical nurse, a housewife, and attended the Christian Church. Her B/C verifies her DOB. She agrees it is correct. Carol was also an EMT. Infor. from Warren Roe Jr.
A newspaper article from Bakersfield Calif.;Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Roe were married three months when Warren was transferred from Lewiston, Idaho. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho. He's active in toastmasters, VFW, and Boy Scout work. His hometown is Boise. Carol hails from Carson N. D. She and Warren delight in listening to their stereo records.
A newspaper article in file; Lightning struck in the vicinity of the Warren Roe home on West Arch street during the storm Wednesday evening. The bolt burned the drain hose on the washing machine and started a small fire. It also burned out their TV and radio. Union firefighters responded to the call at about 8:15 pm.
Parents: Bertrum Adreas "Bert Andrew" THOMPSON and Ruby Marie ADAMS.

Spouse: Warren Lewis ROE Jr.. Carol Joanne THOMPSON and Warren Lewis ROE Jr. were married on 10 January 1959 in Lewiston, Idaho, Methodist, Church, Parsonage. Children were: Linda Mae ROE, Gregory Lewis ROE, Christopher Michael ROE.

Carolina Theodora "Carie" THOMPSON2 was born on 28 February 1908 in Carl, Grant Co., ND.3 She died on 3 December 1990 at the age of 82 in Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR.3 She was buried on 6 December 1990.3 Infor. in file is from records of Luella Thompson Feland. Another record shows place of birth Brisbane, N. D. She was divorced from Larkin 7/17/1933.
In file we have a funeral card in memory of Carolina Carrie Hooker, born 2/28/1908, Bismarck, North Dakota, died 12/3/1999 Pendleton, Oregon. Funeral services at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. 12/6/1990, 2:00 PM, officiating Rev. Howard Wheeler, music Merrill Womach, Casket Bearers Dwayne Eickstaedt, Steve Buckingham, Tom Hooker, Edwin Eickstaedt, Lance Carter, Ken Hooker, concluding service Hermiston Cem., Hermiston, Oregon.
A letter in file dated 1/4/1976, Dear Cousin Luella; I don't know if Ican be very much help or not but I'll try. To begin with I am the 5th child born to Carl Tobias and Merietta Thompson. I was born in Lark, North Dakota Feb. 28, 1908. I married Everett Larkin in Sept. 13, 1925 to us was born one girl. Lela Jane June 13, 1928 I left him and was divorced later in July 17, 1933. I married Alton Martin Hooker born in Spokane Washington Feb. 9, 1904 To us were
born two children Richard (Dale) H who was born July 20, 1934. He married Doris A. Florence in Aug 10, 1956 They have three children Karla Kay born 1958, Thomas Dale born 1959, Joni Marie born Feb. 17, 1963, Lucille Arlene born Apr. 21, 1936 She married Vergil Clay Thornton they have one child. Vergena Louise born May 26, 1962 They have since separated. Arlene and her daughter live in Milton Freewater.
Dale's girl Karla by the way is a senior in Weston McEwen High School and is vice president for the Future Business Leaders of America District # 5 of Oregon.
Dale and his wife are now both working for Lamb-Weston Cannery, Potatoe Processors in Weston.
My husband was a private in the Marines for 4 yrs. and some over. Leaving the service in 1929 For several years he farmed around here. In 1943 he was taken on at Ordnance as a guard, then a fireman, then a munition handler, now retired
Altons father, by the way, came to Hermiston in 1905 and homesteaded. Alton grew up in and around Hermiston. He worked for many years as a munition handler, and a few years as a guard at Umatilla Ordnance Depot.
I was 7 yrs. old when we came out to Oregon. I remember your father very well. In fact I can still remember our goodby. He was my favorite cousin.
Verna married to Eli Lehto- Sept. 7, 1934.
Hi Maybe you have these by now. Somewhere your letter got layed aside- hope you are
all in good health as we are-
Here are a few other items you may have.
John Thompson born at Lasalle Co. IL, Oct. 28, 1851 passed away Jul y 18, 1926- buried at Lark No Dak. He married Elsie Olson of Carbon Ia. at Red Oak Ia. Feb 23, 1881. Elsie Olson was born Feb. 27, 1857 at Flekfjord Norway- Came to America in 1880 at the age of 23 yrs. died at Menahga Min- in 1937 - buried at Lark No Dak- nine children born to the above two boys died in infancy- Hope you can understand the writing. Tell all hello. Love Alva and Les.
It appears this last page was written by Alva and Lester Day. See Rin 2367.
I have now found the last page of original letter in file. it continues- Oh yes, do you know a Luis and Annie Thompson? They live in Liberty Kansas. I was of the impression he was a son of Thomas Thompson (grandpa's son). Maybe I was wrong, but she wrote to me quite a while ago. Then we lost track of each other. She may be able to give you more information. I
tried to write a poem about our trip west once, but Arlie said I had my facts all mixed so lost interest in it. Hope you can piece something out of this mess.
Your Cousin
Carrie Hooker
657 West Oak
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Parents: Carl Tobias THOMPSON and Marietta Lovina BENNETT.

Spouse: Evertt Hale LARKIN. Carolina Theodora "Carie" THOMPSON and Evertt Hale LARKIN were married on 13 September 1925.3 They3 were divorced. Children were: Delmer Evertt LARKIN, Lela Jane LARKIN.

Spouse: Alton Martin HOOKER. Carolina Theodora "Carie" THOMPSON and Alton Martin HOOKER were married on 14 July 1933.3 Children were: Richard Dale HOOKER, Lucille Arlene HOOKER.

Carolyn Diane THOMPSON1,2 was born on 10 June 1960. Parents: Denton LeRoy THOMPSON and Janet Carolyn LARSON.

Carrie Temma THOMPSON1,2 was born on 25 September 1891 in Strand, Adams Co, IA. She died on 10 May 1956 at the age of 64. She was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bremerton, WA. Information in file from records of Luella Thompson Feland, and Millen Thompson. Carrie, after she married lived and farmed in S. Dak., in early 1930 they moved to Washington., where she died in Bremerton. Died of cancer. Parents: Andrew Thomas THOMPSON and Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR.

Spouse: Martin O. VEA. Carrie Temma THOMPSON and Martin O. VEA were married on 12 July 1920 in South Dakota.3 Children were: Arthur Palmer VEA, Lester Eugene VEA, Carol Marie VEA.

Carter Reid THOMPSON was born on 11 August 1998. Parents: Ryan David THOMPSON and Lisa FERGEN.

Cecil Lavern THOMPSON2,5 was born on 17 January 1948 in Klamath Falls, Oregon.3 Parents: Lavern Ellsworth THOMPSON and Geraldyne Frances KENNEDY.

Spouse: Sharon Lee ANDERSON. Sharon Lee ANDERSON and Cecil Lavern THOMPSON were married on 4 May 1968 in Reno, Nevada.3 Children were: Darby Locklan THOMPSON, Christopher Lavern THOMPSON, Vicki Louise THOMPSON.

Celia Amelia THOMPSON1,2 was born on 24 March 1897 in Strand, Adams Co, IA. She died on 8 February 1980 at the age of 82 in Seattle, King Co., WA. She was buried in Landa Cemetery, Landa, ND. Information in file is from records of Luella Thompson Feland, and Millen Thompson.
Celia, after her marriage, farmed with her husband in N. Dak., until his death. She then lived in Bottineau for a time, and she then went to Seattle.
A family history; Dear Maida, Dorothy, Marian, Sylvia, Helen, Marcy, and Alice; Two years ago I wrote the highlights of the life history of my parents, so when I moved here this year, I decided to do the same for your mom . Perhaps there are many things that you remember; however I was only after facts of the highlights of her life, and a little fiction for spice!!! I am sure each of you has special memories of your mom, but I will leave that up to you to write in
for your children and grandchildren to read in the future.
I have most of your mother's recitations down on paper, some of which your mother says she has never seen in print...well, now they are!!!
Thanks for moving into Cecil Township; I have always treasured the memories of the good times at your parent's home, the eating of bismarks, the laughing, the joking, and most of all, listening to your mom recite poetry (a lost art today). Oh yes remember all the fun we had rubbering on the telephone?! Anyway, it's great and like old times to be with all of you again!!!
Celia Amelia Thompson was born on March 24, 1897, at home on the farm near Strand, Iowa, where Mr. Thompson was the postmaster. Celia was the tenth child born to his family (they knew when they had enough). Her brothers and sisters were: Charles, Lawrence, Lizzie, Millen, Carrie, Annie, George, and two boys who died in infancy, and then of course, Celia. Her mother's name was Talette Sandstol, who was born in Flekkefjord, Norway, and her father, Andrew T.Thompson, who was born in Illinois; both were full-fledged Norwegians.
Celias grandfather, Jonas Sandstel, was divorced in Norway and came to America in 1905, where he spent the remainder of his life until his death in 1910. A few interesting bits about him... He was good at soldering and kept his muriatic acid in a whiskey bottle. One day he decided to have a drink of whiskey and got muriatic acid by mistake. Fortunately, he was able to live from the good care he received at the hospital. He liked to play cards, liked
blacksmith work, and was good at making horseshoes. He also liked to walk and would take your mother as a little girl and say to her, "let's kuppsp ringa", meaning let's race. He would tease her by running and then he would stop and she would stop, and then he would take off again and never let her get ahead.
Celia learned Norwegian in her home, but also spoke English. She says she was known as the "crybaby. People would point their finger at her and say "crybaby" and she would tune up and cry!!! When asked if she had any favorite toys, she said one time she had a doll that she received for Christmas with brown hair, sleep eyes, and a long dress. When Lizzie's girls came to visit, your grandmother gave them the doll to play with and they broke it, and also
broke your mothers heart, as she really liked this doll.
Your mom started school when she was five years old, and still has a card the teacher gave her after two weeks of school. She liked school; her favorite subjects were arithmetic and spelling. She hated geography. Her best friend was Constance Stensing, and many times she and Celia and brother George, and Elmer Jesme would stop in a granary on the way home from school and play school. George always wanted to be the teacher. Constance died of consumption while in the 7th or 8th grade, and your mother was very upset over this. Your mom attended school in Landa, and then the John Sem School and then the Dewey no. 3 School.
After this, she went to Minot State Normal for nine months, taking a teacher's course. She then taught school for two years; the first year in Scotia Township and the second year in Dewey school, where she had been a student. Her teaching salary was $55 a month and she paid $10 a month for room and board. She paid back $200 of her earnings to her dad as payment for her college fees. Incidentally, her father gave her $500 to go to school, and she saved $200 from that, also. So your grandfather really only paid out $100 for her to attend
college for nine months.
I asked your mom about special events in the home and community when she was a young girl. She said that Church, Sunday School, the Fourth of July, Christmas, and the Literary Society were the main ones she remembers.
Fourth of July celebrations would be celebrated at people's homes, and everyone would bring hot dishes, homemade ice cream, and then they would have fireworks. One time she remembers her Dad lit a pinwheel and the sparks came down on the box with the rest of the fireworks. The whole show was over with one big explosion! They had different kinds of races and played anti-i-over, pump pump pull away, hide and seek, and one-o-cat.
Christmas was always celebrated with a tree. One year Mr. Hagen of Hagen's Store in Landa had a bunch of dishes and gave them to the church to give to the kids. Today your mom still has this dish--it is a yellow carnival glass candy dish with fluted edges. While we were looking at this dish, she also showed me a sherbert dish that was your grandmother's, a wedding present (set of six) and, as of this year, it is at least 100 years old. She also showed me your grandmother's Norwegian Bible and a Norwegian songbook which your grandmother
always carried to church and used it for singing hymns. Celia's family always went to church on Sunday-- the Methodist Church in Landa, North Dakota , and she still has her confirmation diploma and Baptism Certificate. She said she can remember the dress she had for confirmation. Made by her sisters, it was of light pink material and she wore a large pink ribbon in back of her hair.
The literary Society was an organization in which the young people of Eidsvold Township met once a month. They had readings, speeches, poems, and music. Sometimes your dad, Chris and Ed Christensen, and Erick Olson would sing as a quartet. One of their specialities was: "Bulldog on the Bank and Bull Frog in the Creek". The people who belonged had meetings and paid dues and had refreshments. It was mainly a social organization, and they met in the town hall.
At home for entertainment, the kids would play cards. Not the regular cards, because your grandmother did not approve of them, but other card games such as Rook, Bunko, Flinch, Pit, Old Maid, and other games such as Caroms, and Parchesi. The food your mom remembers that were considered a treat was potato dumplings and homemade bread and cookies. She said that your grandmother used to keep the cookies in a five gallon can in the basement, but she also had cans of feathers in the basement. One time Carrie went down to get some cookies, but came up with a handful of feathers!!! Also kept in the cellar were: pickles in large crocks, pickeled pigs feet, head cheese, and when the holidays rolled around--- of course, lutefisk and lefse, which was made on top of the coal range, eaten with plenty of butter and sugar, and then also futtimand and doughnuts. Your mother never needed money for candy because in those days, the storekeeper always gave candy to the babies. Elmer Jesme used to work in the store, and when your mom was little, she used to say she would marry him when she grew up because she could have all the candy she wanted. Now I remember how all of you used to tease your mom about Elmer Jesme after your father had passed away. She would never say a word. Well, let me tell you this: Once your mom did go out with Elmer! He was going to take her to Bottineau to the Circus.
Well when they got there, the tent was just being folded up and that was when your mom and Elmer Jesme folded up!!! Now you know the whole story.
Your grandmother would never let your mom wash dishes--she said she broke too many. Your mom, since she was a baby, was usually the brunt of the older kids' jokes. She said they were always trying to pull the wool over her eyes for something, and then she would get a licking for their shenanigans. Once, she remembers, the older sisters were going over to the neighbors and she had to stay home and go to bed, so she stuffed pillows in their bed and made it look like someone was sleeping in it. When they came home, they were scared, so one sister crawled in with Celia and the other sister was so angry she made Celia get out of bed and get in with the pillow. Celia got out of bed and threw the pillows at the girls, they hollered, then your grandmaw came upstairs with the razor strap and guess who got the licking???
Your mom first met your dad at a literary Society meeting in the spring of 1915, at Easter time. He was a tall, dark, handsome Dane who had come over from Denmark.
Later on, a group of farmers were to go to Minot for a meeting where machinery was being shown, but your father skipped the meeting, came over and got your mom at the dormitory (Pioneer Hall) and they went to a movie, at the Grant Theatre in Minot. Oh for shame, because students of the college were not allowed to go there, and on top of that, your dad brought your mom home after curfew. They came in at 11:30, but the housemother understood and your mom got off easy. Your mom did not see him again until summer, and they really started going together in the fall of 1916. After Christmas, you could begin to see
little stars and hearts in their eyes, and so on May 23, 1917, they w ere married in the courthouse in Bottineau, North Dakota, about 2 or 3:00 in the afternoon. Your aunt Annie was maid of honor and John Christensen was the best man. This couple was upset about the wedding; they wanted to go to a ball game instead. Your mom said she is worried about meeting St. Peter, as she never had a wedding ring, and how is she going to explain eight kids and no wedding ring? Well then after the ceremony, they drove to your grandparents' for a wedding supper and she remembers that the peach sauce was sour. Your dad never did
forget this. Afterwards, they were afraid of a Chivarie, so your grandfather took them visiting up to Lizzie's and then uncle Nels. Your aunt Vadborg was just lighting the lamps. When she struck the matches, she noticed dad 's new suit and your mom's new dress, and she began to cry and said, "Why didn't you tell me you got married, and I would have baked a cake." Then she said she was crying because she wanted your dad for one of her girls, to which your mom answered, " No, you are crying because you feel sorry for me."
Well they stayed overnight at your grandparents' house, and then went to live on the A. M. Anderson farm near Landa, a farm that your dad rented at the time.
In October, your mom's gall bladder began to act up and she was sent to the Rugby Hospital for surgery, where they took out her appendix and cut her gall bladder loose from her liver, and then drained her gall bladder. She was hospitalized for nine days with a tube in her side. The total hospital bill was $42, and the doctor bill was $150.
They had seven girls and one son who lived. Each of these has a record from this history under their individual records.
Some Things I Remember...
One time my parents and I were over at your folks' place and we were all in the living room. Well, in those days, the party line was just in and, of course, no one dared admit they rubbered on the telephone, but yet everyone knew everyone else did. Well, during the evening the phone rang, and Helen, and Marcy, and Alice sort of forgot that they had company and all ran yelling and giggling for the phone in the kitchen. When they got about to the door, my dad got up and ran into the kitchen with them. Those girls didn't know what to do....
I also remember when we were at your place, if things got too noisy, how your dad would be sitting on his chair with his legs crossed and his arms crossed, chewing tobacco and yell out, "Say Kits", and it sure would get quiet.
Say Helen, Marcy, and Alice, do you remember the night we fixed up Norman's car with all the just married signs and the two dummies we made and put in the car? Wasn't he mad. And do you girls remember when Andy left with the blue ford down by Wetzels one night while he went to a dance with Norman, and my dad and I went down and changed the spark plug wires around. For a week that car just sputtered and barely ran. One day Andy came over and asked my dad to look at it, so my dad lifted up the hood and said, "Well Andy, no wonder it won't run right, the spark plug wires are crossed."
Back to your parents, they moved from the A. M. Anderson farm to Whitby Township in 1925, and in 1941 they purchased the Rev. Gullikson farm in Cecil Township through the FHA. It consisted of 375 acres plus farm buildings, a white house, a white barn and granary, a cinder block chicken coop, and a green outhouse, with a side for men, and a side for ladies. Your dad farmed this land until he passed away from cancer on January 8, 1948, and then Andy farmed it until his fatal accident on December 4, 1952.
In 1953 your mom held an auction and sold out and moved to Bottineau, and in 1954 she moved to the Seattle area. She has lived with Marian, Helen, and Isabel, and now resides in her apartment at Lake City, where she has a fine apartment and all her collectables. She belongs to World War 1 Auxiliary and has traveled to Denmark in 1964, to Hawaii in 1965, and through the western United States on various trips with her daughters. Hope this will enlighten all of you about your mother's childhood, and perhaps give you a few laughs.
Remember, all I wanted was the facts, M'am!!!
Best wishes to all
Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere
He jumped in the fliver and stepped on the gas, the bottom fell out and he scratched his......knee.

"Go to Father," she said when I asked her to wed. She knew that I knew that her father was dead. She knew that I knew what a life he had led, When she said "Go to Father."

There ain't no justice in this fair land, I got a divorce from my old man.
I laughed and laughed at the court's decision;
They gave him the kids and the kids ain't his'n.

God made the nigger, he made him in the night, He made him in a hurry , And forgot to make him white.

There were two little kittens, a black and a grey, and Grandma said with a frown, "It will never do to keep them both; the black one we'd better drown."
" Don't cry my dear," to little Bess, "One kitten is enough to keep. Now run to nurse, for it's growing late, it's time you were asleep."

Morning dawned and rosy and bright came little Bess from her nap.
Nurse said, "Go to Mama's room and look in Grandma's lap."
"Come here," said Grandma from her chair where she sat, "God has sent you two
little sisters,"Now what do you think of that?"

Bess looked at the babies a moment, their wee little heads yellow and brown,
and then to Grandma soberly said, "Which one are you going to drown?"

She laid the still, white form beside those which had gone before;
No sob, no sigh forced its way through her heart, Throbbing as if it might break.

Suddenly a cry broke the stillness of the place; then silence.
Another cry, more silence. All silence but for the gutteral murmur,
Which seemed to well up from her soul.

She left the place. She would lay another egg tomorrow.

The Brave Girl
"I'm not afraid of anything," said little Betty Brown,
who thought herself the bravest lass in all Northampton town.

"I'm not afraid of turkey cocks, although they gobble so!
I'm not afraid of anything. But then, I'm brave, you know!"

One day this hearty little maid to see her granny went.
A well filled basket on her arms, a gift her mother sent.

Why, what is this? A noisy flock of geese are hissing loud.
They threaten with their horny bills; a most unpleasant crowd.

And Betty's heart began to quake and puckered grew her brow,
"Oh! Cousin John, dear Cousin John, do come and help me now!"

"Why, Betty," cried the laughing boy, "And can it really be,
That you are frightened of a goose, although you laughed at me?"

And Betty sobbed, "Dont blame me John, it really is no use.
I'm not afraid of anything, except, perhaps, a goose."

The Angel
Right into our house one day, a dear, little Angel came.
I ran to him and said softly, "Dear little Angel, what is your name?"

He spoke not a word in answer, but smiled a beautiful smile.
And I said, "May I go home with you? Won't you stay a little while?"

He stayed and he stayed and we loved him as we never could love another.
Shall I tell you what his name is? He's my little brother.

Sale of Bachelors
I dreamed a dream in the midst of my slumbers,
And as fast as I dreamed it was coined with numbers.
My thoughts ran along such a beautiful meter,
I ne'er saw any poetry sweeter.

It seemed that a law had been recently made
That a tax on bachelors' pates should be made
And in order to make them all willing to marry
This tax was as large as a man could well carry.

The bachelors grumbled and said it was no use,
T'was cruel injustice and horrid abuse,
And to save their poor blood from spilling,
Of such a vile tax they would not pay a schilling.

The ruler determined their scheme to pursue,
So they set the bachelors up at Van Due.
A crier was sent through the town, to and fro,
To rattle his bells and his trumpet to blow,
And to call out aloud to all he might meet on the way,
"Ho! Forty old bachelors sold here to-day."

Presently all the old maids in the town,
Each in their very best bonnet and gown,
From 30 to 60, fair, weak, and pale,
of every description flocked to the sale.

The auctioneer then in his labor began,
And called out aloud as he help up a man,
"How much for a bachelor, who wants to buy?"

In a twink all the maidens responded, "I, I."
And then at a hugely extravagant price,
All the old bachelors were sold off in a trice.
And forty old maidens, some younger, some older,
Each lugged an old bachelor home on her shoulder.

It was evening and the rising sun was setting in the night,
And everything that I could see was hidden out of sight.

The organ peeled potatoes, lard was rendered by the choir,
The sexton rang the church bell, someone set the church on fire.

"Holy Smoke!" the preacher shouted as in vain he tore his hair,
Now his head resembles heaven, for there is no parting there.

Visiting Grandma
I tum to see my Dwanma, un cold Fanksgiving day,
I shooked, and sneezed, and chattered all along ve vay.

Dwanma was knittin' stockins', unt so I twied to knit.
Dot hold of ve wong fwed unt undid evewy bit.

Un day I twied to tackle a piggie fo' a hoss.
Got tumbled into de pig pen.
Whew! Wasn't Dwanma twass.

She needn't have been quanky tuz my new dress was white.
If Mommy had made it pig color, it twouldn't have showed a might.

Sometimes Dranma's pussy's naughty, un day she ketched a mouse.
She chased unt teased unt bited it, all around the house.

I hit her mit der tater masher everytime she turn,
I dot away po' mousey unt hid her in ve churn.

Whoever fot zat cream would dwown, I fot t'was only wivers.
But when my Dranma churned next day, dat mouse was dwoned to shivers.

Un day I saw a tub of milk ve keep ours in a dish.
I fot 'twas good fo' nothing so I fot I'd ketch some fish.

I des had sitted down; my feet was putty fweeze,
Then in came Dranma squeam, "Zot feller's in my cheese!"

I've been awful good at Dranma's; Ain't raised a spec of dust,
But I'se going home tomorrow 'cause Dranma says I must.

"When I was at the party," said Betty, aged just four,
"A little girl fell off a chair, right down upon the floor."

"All the other girls, they laughed! But me?
I didn't laugh a single bit," said Betty seriously.

"Why didn't you laugh darling? Or don't you like to tell?"
"I didn't laugh," said Betty, "Cause 'twas me that fell."

Grandma was nodding, I rather think, Harry was sly, and as quick as a wink.
He climbed on the back of her great arm chair, and nestled himself very snuggly there.

Grandma's dark locks were mingled with white, and soon this fact came to his sight
A sharp twinge soon she felt in her hair, and awoke with a start to find Harry there.
"Why, what are you doing, my child?" she said. He answered, "I'se pulling de basting freads."
Died of a heart attack. Parents: Andrew Thomas THOMPSON and Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR.

Spouse: Andrew (Anders) Thomas CHRISTENSEN. Celia Amelia THOMPSON and Andrew (Anders) Thomas CHRISTENSEN were married on 23 May 1917 in Bottineau, North Dakota.3 Children were: Maida Thora CHRISTENSEN, Dorothy Elizabeth CHRISTENSEN, Marian Carrie CHRISTENSEN, Sylvia Isabel CHRISTENSEN, Andrew Thompson CHRISTENSEN, Helen Mae CHRISTENSEN, Marcella Ann CHRISTENSEN, Faith Alice CHRISTENSEN.

Charles Thomas THOMPSON2 was born on 19 August 1882 in Strand, Adams Co, IA.3 Charles farmed and ran a small dairy in Landa, ND. He delivered milk to the people of Landa until 1918 when he moved to a farm near Storla, SD, where he lived until he moved to CA and worked for brother George. He died on 22 June 1959 at the age of 76 in Maltby, WA.3 Infor. in file is from records of Luella Thompson Feland. Other family records, in file, have been compared. Charles farmed and ran a small dairy in Landa N. Dak., and delivered milk to the people of Landa till 1918 when he moved to S. Dak. and farmed there till about 1936, when they moved to Calif., and worked for George. From Millen Thompson.
Parents: Andrew Thomas THOMPSON and Taletta Tobine "Lettie" JONASDTR.

Spouse: Ida Louise ANDERSON. Ida Louise ANDERSON and Charles Thomas THOMPSON were married on 17 March 1909.3 Children were: Ernest Leonard THOMPSON, Esther Clarice THOMPSON, Chester Andrew THOMPSON, Leona Gladys THOMPSON, Doris Lucille THOMPSON, Lois Lettie THOMPSON.