Roland Pierce (1898-1968) and Mae Thompson (1902-1989)  

Last Updated 9/1/00

b. 7 Sep 1898 in Wyanet, Bureau Co., IL, the son of Luther and Fannie (VAUGHN) PIERCE
m. 4 Oct 1919 in Hennepin, Putnam Co., IL
d. 25 Dec 1968, in Ottawa, IL; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet

b. 20 Apr 1902 in Taylor Co., KY, the daughter of Frank and Martha (SKAGGS) THOMPSON
d. 6 Mar 1989 in Wyanet; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery

Roland was an only child, born into a noted family of the Wyanet area. He lived his entire life on the family farm just north of Wyanet. Mae was born in Kentucky, but her family moved to Wyanet when she was a little girl. Her father worked for the railroad. They lived in the town of Wyanet.

Roland and Mae were married in October of 1919. They farmed on the family land, opening a game farm on the property. They raised a family of three children. They were members of the local Community Church, where Mae taught Sunday School. Roland passed away on Christmas Day, 1968, in Ottawa, IL. Mae passed away 6 Mar 1989 in Wyanet. They are buried together in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet.

Children of Roland and Mae Pierce:

  1. Dorothy Hazel Pierce, b. 23 Jan 1920.
  2. Donald Robert Pierce, b. 16 Jul 1921, d. 1999. He m. (1) Mildred --?--. They had children Robert and Connie. He m. (2) Alice HEGGEMEIER. They had children Jacklyn, Roberta, Donna, and Marilyn.
  3. Idella Madge Pierce, b. 31 Mar 1924. She m. (1) James LOCKRIDGE. They had children Tonya Sue and Jon Craig. She m. (2) Clyde NELSON.
Pictures and Stuff

Mae as a little girl, with her family, 1912
Mae with her children Dorothy, Don, and Idella, circa 1927
Four generations, 1939
Jim and Idella Lockridge and family
Roland on his parent's 60th anniversary, 1952
Lovey Mae
Mae and her siblings
Thompson family gathering
Roland, Mae, and kids on their 49th anniversary, 1968
Mae says, "I'm not with them", 1978

Roland and Mae's house

From Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet:
    Roland's gravestone
    Mae's gravestone

Roland's obituary
Another obituary

There are many wonderful things I could say about my great-grandma Mae - her creativity, her love of children, her work ethic, her gentle spirit. Instead, I'll refer you to two things she wrote. They speak more about her than I ever could.
    Mae's 1963 Diary
    Mae's My Aim in Life

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Dorothy Pierce Roland Pierce Luther Pierce William Pierce Job Pierce
Rebecca Alexander
Lucretia Stiles Abram Stiles
Sarah Martin
Lizzie Vaughn Thomas Vaughn Stillman Vaughan
Lucinda Washburn
Lydia Hollingshead Thomas Hollingshead
Mary Hartley
Mae Thompson Frank Thompson James Thompson William Thompson
Nancy Jane Thompson
Ellen Bell John Bell
Lucy Oaks
Martha Skaggs James Skaggs William Skaggs
Emily Hedgespeth
Chloe Beard Joshua Beard
Sallie Thompson

Genealogy of Stephen R. Moore - Family Page of Roland Pierce and Mae Thompson
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