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 Florence Leona <I>Christie</I> Thompson

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Florence Leona Christie Thompson

  • Birth 1 Sep 1903 Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1983 Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
  • Burial Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 21325119

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 ten 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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MIGRANT MOTHER: A LEGEND OF THE STRENGTH OF AMERICAN MOTHERHOOD.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 3 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21325119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Leona Christie Thompson (1 Sep 1903–16 Sep 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21325119, citing Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .