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Elizabeth Esther Bence Thompson
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1858
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
West Midlands, England
Death: Feb. 23, 1896
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA

Elizabeth Esther Bence was born in Dudley Port in South Staffordshire England. I think her parents were William and Elizabeth (Fielding) Bence. Her siblings Amelia, William, Sarah, Henry, Priscila, Daniel, and John. However I don't have any confirmation on names of parents & siblings. In 1877 She married John Edward Penman Chapman Thompson at Durham England. They also lived in the Wheatley Hill area of Durham. The moved to the US between 1878-1882. In the US they lived in Coal Creek Fountain IN, Coalville Palo Pinto TX, Stephenville and Thurber Mine Erath TX, and the the Buckhead Creek area of Cleveland County OK. John was a coal miner. It was in Buckhead Creek that she died while giving birth to her last child Ester. Ester also passed away and may be buried with or near her mother. Her eldest daughter Rebecca may also be buried in Box Cemetery. She and John were the parents of Rebecca, William, Joseph, John, Elizabeth, Alice, Margaret, and Ester. John remarried Cora Mae Pirtle Sturdevant and they had 5 more children along with Cora Maes 2 daughters by her first marriage. Our family holds Elizabeth Esther in great regard. 
Family links: 
  John Edward Penman Chapman Thompson (1855 - 1929)
  William Thompson (1879 - 1961)*
  Joseph Thompson (1882 - 1963)*
  Elizabeth Thompson Alston (1887 - 1959)*
  Alice Thompson Burt (1889 - 1972)*
  Margaret Thompson Henderson (1893 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Box Cemetery
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Cheryl Nichols
Originally Created by: Helen Cook
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16289428
Elizabeth Esther <i>Bence</i> Thompson
Added by: Susan Orr
Elizabeth Esther <i>Bence</i> Thompson
Added by: Helen Cook
Elizabeth Esther <i>Bence</i> Thompson
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Added by: Gene Phillips
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Wish I had got to know you Great Grandmother love you for give me a wonderful Grandfather thank you.
 Added: Oct. 9, 2016
My Grandmother's Mom. Bless you for my grandma, she was an awesome lady. Hope you see you one day. Rest well, Great-grandma.
- Susan Orr
 Added: Jun. 10, 2013

- Cheryl Nichols
 Added: May. 7, 2007

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