Martha Alice <I>Thompson</I> Boone

Martha Alice Thompson Boone

Adel, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
Death 17 Nov 1942 (aged 91)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 39300125 · View Source
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Martha Alice Thompson was born in Adel, Iowa November 18, 1850, a daughter of Enoch and Mary A. Kinsey Thompson.  Martha and her family were living in Adel, Iowa for the 1860 Federal Census. In 1862, when Martha was twelve, the family" crossed the plains" by wagon train, traveling first to California, then on up to Linn County, Oregon, settling in Brownsville.
Theodore, Martha and their three month old child, Ernest, were living on the John Thomas ranch in Canyon County, Idaho Territory, for the 1870 Census.   Theodore was listed as "works on farm," and Martha was listed as "Mattie" and "house keeper."

By 1892 she had given birth to 13 children, ten of whom were still living. She was predeceased by her husband, 5 children and at least one grandchild when she died in 1942.

By the 1930's, Martha was making many, extended visits to Southern California where several of her daughters and grandchildren lived or, at least, wintered. Martha was almost 92 when she died on November 17, 1942, in Los Angeles. She had been living with her youngest child, Florence and her husband, Oliver Burns. Martha was buried in the Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Idaho. Her lovely stone marker says "MOTHER  MARTHA A. BOONE  
1849-1942." her birth year is incorrect on the marker.

Gravesite Details Martha Alice's birthdate is incorrect on her headstone. She was born November 1850. She is not listed on the 1850 Federal Census because that Census was enumerated as of June 1, 1850. She was not born until November, 1850.

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  • Created by: Geraldine Ingersoll
  • Added: 10 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39300125
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Alice Thompson Boone (18 Nov 1850–17 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39300125, citing Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Geraldine Ingersoll (contributor 47001778) .