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Florence Leona Christie Thompson
Birth: Sep. 1, 1903
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1983
Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz County
California, USA

Folk Figure. Born Florence Leona Christie in Oklahoma of Cherokee descent, she is remembered as being the subject of photographer and photojournalist Dorothea Lange's famous photograph "Migrant Mother" (1936). The image became known as an iconic image of The Great Depression. Florence had seven children, and lived until the age of 80, dying from cancer in Scotts Valley, California, in 1983. She outlived her husband Cleo by fifty two years. Her gravestone epitaph reads "Migrant Mother–A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood." 
 
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 Parents:
  Jackson Christie (1882 - 1976)
  Mary Jane Cobb Christie Akman (1870 - 1970)
 
 Spouses:
  Cleo Leroy Owens (1897 - 1931)*
  George B Thompson (1902 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  Viola Nadine Owens Caldwell (1923 - 1983)*
  Troy Owens (1927 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Leona Christie Thompson (1903 - 1983)
  Dan Akman (1907 - 1976)**
  Bill Akman (1909 - 1985)**
  Jack Henry Akman (1912 - 1957)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
MIGRANT MOTHER: A LEGEND OF THE STRENGTH OF AMERICAN MOTHERHOOD.
 
Burial:
Lakewood Memorial Park
Hughson
Stanislaus County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21325119
Florence Leona <i>Christie</i> Thompson
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Florence Leona <i>Christie</i> Thompson
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- from Deep in the Heart
 Added: Jul. 4, 2015
Migrant mother. Happy mother's day.
- clyde fluitt
 Added: May. 13, 2015

- Grave Maven
 Added: May. 12, 2015
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