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Chauncey Gridley Thompson

Chauncey Gridley Thompson

Male 1832 - 1915  (83 years)

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  • Name Chauncey Gridley Thompson 
    Born 06 Feb 1832  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Mar 1915  Oronoque, Norton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oronoque Cemetery, Norton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28  Thompson
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2011 

    Father ? Thompson,   b. New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother ?,   b. Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Matilda Robertson,   b. 1840, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1864  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1855  Shelby County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Chauncey and Sarah were married by B. W. F. Corley.

    Married:
    • Marriage Certficate on file.
    Children 
     1. Lois Thompson,   b. 01 Nov 1856, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Malissa Caroline Thompson,   b. 07 Jun 1858, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1861, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +3. William Sheldon Thompson,   b. 28 Apr 1860, Shelby County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1946, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Sarah Emaline Thompson,   b. 1862,   d. 02 Nov 1865
    +5. Tempa Elizabeth Thompson,   b. 04 Jul 1864, Shelby County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1949, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Garland,   b. 07 Mar 1843, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1909, Oronoque, Norton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1869  Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Idonia Thompson,   b. 10 Apr 1871, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1953  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Alby Elmer Thompson,   b. 04 Jan 1873, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1953, Portis, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Mary Jane Thompson,   b. 25 Dec 1875,   d. 14 Sept 1957  (Age 81 years)
     4. Viola Thompson,   b. 01 Feb 1878,   d. 02 Feb 1878
    +5. Julia Ann Thompson,   b. 29 Jan 1879, Princeton, Mercer County. Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1920, Norcatur, Norton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +6. Amanda Thompson,   b. 29 Apr 1883, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 June 1928, Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +7. Ida Matilda Thompson,   b. 30 Oct 1884, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1934, Dellville, Norton County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2005 
    Family ID F729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Chauncey Gridley Thompson and Family
    Chauncey Gridley Thompson and Family
    Taken in the mid to late 1890s.
    Back row left to right are: Julia, Mary, Elmer, Idonia, Elizabeth(Lizzie)
    Front row: Amanda, Chauncey Gridley, Mary Garland and Ida. (Elizabeth is from Chauncey's first marriage, the rest are children of Chauncey Gridley and Mary Garland)
    Chauncey Gridley Thompson
    Chauncey Gridley Thompson
    Taken in the mid to late 1890s.

    Documents
    1855 Chauncy G Thompson and Sarah M Robertson marriage certificate, Page 1.
    1855 Chauncy G Thompson and Sarah M Robertson marriage certificate, Page 1.
    Chauncy G. Thompson
    to
    Sarah M. Robertson
    -------------
    Registered Sept
    14th 1855
    1855 Chauncy G Thompson and Sarah M Robertson marriage certificate, Page 2.
    1855 Chauncy G Thompson and Sarah M Robertson marriage certificate, Page 2.
    State of Illinois
    Shelby County ss,
    The people of the state of Illinois,
    To any regular Minister of the gospal authorized
    to marry by the custom of the church or society
    to which he belongs, any justice of the supreme
    court, judge of any inferior court, or justice
    of the Peace. Greeting.

    You are hereby licensed and permitted
    to celebrate and certify the rites of matrimony
    between Mr Chauncy G Thompson and
    ???? Sarah Matilda Robertson according
    to the usual custom, and the laws of the
    state of Illinois, and for so doing this shall
    be your sufficent warrant.
    In testimony where of I have hereunto
    subscribed my name and the seal
    of the court of said county
    at Shelby ???? this 10th day of
    September 1855.
    State of Illinois Bu??? Roberts clerk
    Shebly County ss I do hereby certify that I joined together
    as husband & wife the above named Chauncy G Thompson
    and ???? Sarah M. Robertson on the 11th day of Sept. 1855,
    B. W. F. Corley M.G. ??
    1870 United States Federal Census Record - Somersett Township, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 25
    1870 United States Federal Census Record - Somersett Township, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 25
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Barrett Township, Thomas County, Kansas - Sheet 2
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Barrett Township, Thomas County, Kansas - Sheet 2
    1910 United States Federal Census Record - Leota Township, Norton County, Kansas - Sheet 5
    1910 United States Federal Census Record - Leota Township, Norton County, Kansas - Sheet 5

    Headstones
    Thompson, Chauncey Gridley
    Thompson, Chauncey Gridley
    Thompson, C. G. Thompson 1832 - 1915, Mary His Wife 1843 - 1909.

  • Notes 
    • Notes from Elmer A Thompson state that: William Sheldon Thompson, Elizabeth Thompson and Lois Thompson are the children of Chauncey Gridley Thompson and his 1st wife, and that Mary, Idoine, Amanda and Elmer were children of Chauncey Gridley Thompson's 2nd wife.

      1860 Census and Obituary say that Chauncey was born in Indiana.

      William Sheldon Thompson's Death Certificate shows parents name's as Chancy G Thompson and Sarah Mitilda (Not Known). Both born in Illinois.

      Obit: Corrections made within the [ ]
      Obituary for Chaucey G. Thomas [Chauncey Gridley Thompson] was born February 6, 1832, in Indiana. Moved in early boyhood, with his parents, to Shelby County, Illinois. Later, moved to Missouri, about 1856, with his first wife Sarah Robson [Sarah Matilda Robertson], to whom he was married in Illinois. To them were born five children. The first wife died in November, 1864. November 11, 1869, he was married to Mary Garland, in Mercer County, Missouri. There were born to them seven children. The wife died February 8, 1909.
      In 1885 he moved to Norton County, Kansas, and in 1886, to Thomas County, where the homestead was taken and the home was until fall, of 1905, when returned to Norton County and bought property in Oronoque, resided until death March 2, 1915; aged 83 years and 26 days. He leaves two sons and six daughters, with grandchildren and other more distant relatives, to mourn his death. His was a blameless life. He never spoke an unkind word about anyone. His honesty and integrity, was unquestioned by all who knew him.
      The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Huff, of Oronoque, and notwithstanding a blinding snow storm, the house was crowded with friends and relatives.

      Funeral Postponed – The C. G. Thompson funeral at Oronoque will be held tomorrow, if trains run on time. Relatives from the east could not arrive today.

      Will Garland, of The Telegram, will always hold the memory of Mr. Thompson in reverence and respect. When we were a lad, seven years of age, our mother died and our father moved from Missouri to Kansas. “Uncle Chauncey” prevailed upon him to let us make our home with them in Thomas County, which we did for the greater part of a year. No child of his own ever received more kindly attention or more favors than were accorded us during that period. The news of his death came to us unexpectedly, in fact, only a few days before, we had met him in Oronoque and while on account of his advanced age, he was not as strong as he was in the pioneer days; he then seemed to be a strong man of that age. He was a clean man in everyway. A man whom memory will be long remembered after death, by all those who know him.

    • The Goodland Star-News / Tuesday, July 22, 2003, Page 7
      There are some upcoming events that we want to remind you of, and I want to mention that I didn?t announce the Thompson reunion, last week, due to the death of Marjorie's son, Dennis Thompson. But, as Marge says, he would have wanted the plans to go on, so there will be a Thompson reunion, in Brewster, on August 1, 2 and 3. The meeting place will be the home of Marjorie Westover, 669 Illinois Ave., in Brewster, phone (785)694-2837. This reunion is for descendants of Chauncey Gridley Thompson. If you are included in this family, I am sure you know all the details. Marge tried to explain to me how the family tree grew, but with a maiden name like Smith, I get tangled up in the branches. Anyway, it sounds like a fun weekend for all the relatives from the special gathering at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 until the last family story is shared. I will send the particulars to the newspapers later this week to be sure to plan to attend this reunion.

    Born:
    • Per the 1900 United States Federal Census Record Kansas > Thomas > Barrett > District 177 > 4


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