|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1903|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1983|
Santa Cruz County
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."
Jackson Christie (1882 - 1976)
Mary Jane Cobb Christie Akman (1870 - 1970)
Cleo Leroy Owens (1897 - 1931)*
George B Thompson (1902 - 1974)*
Florence Leona Christie Thompson (1903 - 1983)
Dan Akman (1907 - 1976)**
Bill Akman (1909 - 1985)**
Jack Henry Akman (1912 - 1957)**
MIGRANT MOTHER: A LEGEND OF THE STRENGTH OF AMERICAN MOTHERHOOD.
Lakewood Memorial Park
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21325119
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