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Frances Louise Thompson Cissell
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1910
Fancy Farm
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1976
Duarte
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Her mother, Cordelia, died from tuberculosis when Frances was six. Ethel Cissell, became her step mother when she was 10. Louise and her brothers worked on the household chores, falling especially to Louise, the only girl. Because of this, she left at the age of 16 and found work rolling cigars in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also found work as a nurse's aide. Later, back in Kentucky, Louise and Louis married at the Fancy Farm picnic. On their wedding night a cyclone blew the roof off their house in one solid piece. They had their first child. Stella, the following year. She bore eight children and raised them while maintaining the farm and garden. Obtaining work as a nurse's aide she showed ability and was encouraged to become a practical nurse. Since she had not completed elementary school the studying for nursing was aided by her daughter Sue. She graduated and worked as a licensed practical nurse in Obion County General Hospital in Tennessee, until the family relocated to California in 1955. She worked as a private duty nurse helping Ethel and Deana Hayden care for their elderly mother. They rented at Normandy Apartments for a couple of years. They purchased a home in Glendale, California. She supplemented the family income at Dolly Madison Bakery. They rented the house, they owned, behind their own, to various renters, until she was widowed in 1970, then she moved into it and her youngest son, Tom and his family lived in the front house. During her last years she taught her daughter-in-law Chris her techniques for the Southern cooking for which the family loved dearly. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Lloyd Thompson (1883 - 1930)
  Cordelia Adell Curtsinger Thompson (1888 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Louis Augustine Cissell (1908 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  John Randle Cissell (1944 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Norris Thompson (1909 - 1984)*
  Frances Louise Thompson Cissell (1910 - 1976)
  Ruth Anna Thompson Merritt (1920 - 2000)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
San Fernando Mission Cemetery
Mission Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
Record added: Nov 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79712276
Frances Louise <i>Thompson</i> Cissell
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
 
Frances Louise <i>Thompson</i> Cissell
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
 
Frances Louise <i>Thompson</i> Cissell
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
 
 
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forever in my thoughts from the rainy rose city
- Grandson Marc
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014
Thinking of you Mom
- James
 Added: May. 19, 2014
Desr Mother
- James and Sharon Cissell
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
 
 
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