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Florence Owens 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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  George B Thompson (1902 - 1974)*
 
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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 Owens Thompson
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Florence Owens Thompson
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Florence Owens Thompson
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I cant even imagine what it was like to live thru those terrible years. Much respect.
- Mike L.
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Apr. 22, 2014

- Olive
 Added: Apr. 20, 2014
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