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Re: Charles Nelson Thompson, Lincoln Co. Oregon 1910
Posted by: Ron Bestrom (ID *****2263) Date: October 04, 2011 at 19:58:29
In Reply to: Charles Nelson Thompson, Lincoln Co. Oregon 1910 by Pat of 66

The 1910 Census for Beaver, Lincoln County, OR
Charles N. Thompson, age 71, born in Illinois to both parents born in New York. Farmer/Owned. Identified as "Wd" for Widower.

You wrote: "I beleive he married 2nd a woman named Eva, but she thinks he is dead in 1910"
--I suspect this "Eva" identified she was a widow in the 1910 Census showing her?

One thing about the US Census, for marital status it CAN'T be trusted. MANY women identified they were widowed, even knowing they were divorced, separated or abandoned. It was far easier to say that even during quick interview with an enumerator than admit to the stigma of the alternative. Men, also, did the same thing, rather to admit they were divorced or had left a wife...somewhere.

A family tree owned by "Jarnoldus" identifies he was married to Caroline Putman in 1860 and had three sons and four daughters by 1871. This tree and another (having less information) did not identify when or where he died.

Yes, he is buried in the Eureka Pioneer Cemetery, which is in Newport, Oregon:
This has quite more information than is on posted background. The Created by "Misty" leads to a page where a writer identifies Eva is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska:
BUT, there is not enough information there to prove to me this is the same person.

There are two volunteers in Lincoln Co on the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness:
READ the guidelines BEFORE CONTACT. Tammy might be able to handle more of the potential searches: Courthouse for County Auditor/Recorder to determine any death records, the County Superior Court might have a probate record which also might have been recorded at the County Recorder.

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA

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