Teresa Thompson

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Teresa Thompson,
Natural born citizen of the United States of America, including the birth of both my parents being natural born citizens of the United States of America.

I come from a diverse family with ancestors all over the world, and culture differences. Some ancestors were able to enter the United States, and others were less fortunate.

I grew up in Orange County, California and have lived there most of my life, until the cost of living increased.

I am the daughter of Ruth Gacek
(aka: Ruthie; Ruth Gonzales)

My mother was born in Chicago and was a resident of Chicago until she met and married my father.

P. Gonzales, Widow
My father was born in California
My father was in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War, he was wounded a few times. When my father met my mother he was stationed at Fort Sheridan, a United States Army Post named after Civil War Calvary General Philip Sheridan.

My father met and married my mother in Chicago in 1952, he had to go AWOL from his Military unit without permission; (this is a serious offense in the Military) in order to get married. After the ceremony he and my mother went out, then he had to sneak back on base without getting caught.

My father and mother got a divorce in the late 1970s, and my mother continued to live in Orange County, California until she deceased. My mother never remarried.

My father remarried Rebecca Gonzales, and that marriage lasted until Rebecca deceased. Rebecca was mostly living in the Philippines and moved back to the United States. There were no children from this marriage, although Rebecca was married prior to my father in the Philippines and Rebecca gave birth to two children in the Philippines with that marriage.

As a child we lived in three homes that I remember, we lived in two of the three homes the longest, which were owned by my parents.

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