Category Archives: Our Family History

An Interesting Page from the 1930 Census – The Stout Families enumerated on April 29th, 1930!

Grandma and Grandpa Stout’s Family was enumerated on April 29th, 1930. The family in 1930 included Grandpa and Grandma Stout living with their 2 children Gwendolyn and Ilean (Great Uncle Bud) and with Robert F Griggs listed as a boarder. … Continue reading

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Vern and Venna (Stansell) Thompson Marriage Record

  Name Vern Thompson Event Type Marriage Event Date 23 Aug 1921 Event Place , Madison, Arkansas, United States Registration Place , Madison County, Arkansas Residence Place Whorton, Madison, Arkansas Gender Male Age 33 Birth Year (Estimated) 1888 Spouse’s Name … Continue reading

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Vern Thompson World War I Draft Registration Card

On June 5, 1917, Vern Thompson completed his World War I Draft Registration Card.  He is described as of medium height and build with dark eyes and dark brown hair.  He is married with 2 children and lives at Wharton … Continue reading

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Vern Thompson and Quail Roberts Marriage Record

Before he married my Great Grandmother Venna, Vern Thompson was married to Quail Roberts.   Vern and Quail were married on December 17, 1911 in Madison County, Arkansas.  

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Vern and Venna (Stansell) Thompson Family

Vern and Venna (Stansell) Thompson are my great grandparents.  I knew Great Grandma Thompson pretty well as she lived until my senior year in high school.  For a while she lived about 2 blocks away from  us and we would … Continue reading

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Those Places Thursday: Grandpa’s Chair by the Window

Originally Published December 9, 2010. Grandpa and Grandma Thompson moved into their house on Old Wire Road when I was a very small child, around 3 or so.  I don’t remember them living anywhere else. From my earliest memories, Grandpa … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Photo of Jonothan Benjamin and Sarah Lydia Gabbard Stout

  Originally Published January 13, 2011.   This is one of the very few photos that were in my Grandma Thompson’s boxes of photos and clippings that had anything written on it to identify the people or places in the … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday: School Photo of My Great-Aunt Mabel Stout Parsons

Originally Published January 20, 2011 I think this photo is of my Great-Aunt Mabel and some of her students in front of a school house. I don’t know what the school was or where, except that if it is my … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Letter from GL Jarvis to James Stout – 1909

Originally Published January 27, 2011. As I am going through my grandmother’s papers, I recently found a letter from 1909.  It is from a GL Jarvis of Oklahoma to my Great-Great-Grandfather James M Stout. March 2, 1909 Muldrow, Okla Mr. … Continue reading

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Family Roots and Branches: The Top Ten Indicators That You’ve Become A Gene-Aholic

Family Roots and Branches: The Top Ten Indicators That You’ve Become A Gene-Aholic. I saw this post today and just had to share it!  I think I might be a Gene-Aholic!  Oh Well, I have a support group (My local … Continue reading

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