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James Frank THOMPSON
b. 3 Dec 1878 in Maple, Taylor Co., KY, the son of James and Ellen (BELL) THOMPSON
m. 16 Feb 1897 in Taylor Co.
d. 20 Jul 1935 in Green Co., KY; bur. in Zion Separate Baptist Church, Maple
Martha Jane SKAGGS
b. 1 Nov 1878 in LaRue Co.,KY, the daughter of James and Cloe (BEARD) SKAGGS
d. 28 Dec 1942 in Wyanet; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet, IL
Frank and Martha married in 1897, likely in the Zion Separate Baptist Church in Maple, KY. Maple is a small region near the junction of Taylor, LaRue, and Green counties. They had six children in Kentucky; the first, Carrie, died as an infant. Sometime around 1908, the family migrated north to Bureau Co., IL. Many other families made the same migration; associated names include Shofner and Wright. The family settled in Wyanet, where Frank worked as a laborer for the railroad. Their youngest two children were born in Wyanet.
Frank and Martha were divorced 18 Sep 1922. Martha stayed in Wyanet, where she lived out her years. She passed away in 1942, at the age of 64. Frank returned to Kentucky, where he married Betty Shofner in 1924. He passed away in 1935.
Children of Frank and Martha Thompson (first six born in Taylor Co., KY; the last two born in Wyanet, IL):
Frank and Martha Thompson
Frank and Martha's children
Martha Thompson and 4 generations, 1939
From Zion Cemetery, Maple:
Daughter Carrie's gravestone
From Forest Hills Cemetery,
|Mae Thompson||Frank Thompson||James Thompson||William Thompson|
|Nancy Jane Thompson||Warren Thompson|
|Ellen Bell||John Bell||George Bell|
|Lucy Oaks||John Oaks|
|Martha Skaggs||James Skaggs||William Skaggs||Solomon Skaggs|
|Emily Hedgespeth||Holland Hedgespeth|
|Chloe Beard||Joshua Beard||William Beard|
|Sallie Thompson||Sol Thompson|
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