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George W Thompson

George W Thompson
b. 14 February 1850, Parke County, Indiana, to Alfred and Martha (Nevins) Thompson
d. 12 May 1902, Vernon County, Missouri

m/1. 13 February 1870, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Martha Ann Rukes
b. 16 May 1850, Parke County, Indiana, to William and Mary Jane (Adams) Rukes/Rooks
d. 24 August 1885, Vernon County, Missouri

m/2. November 1885, Vernon County, Missouri
Julia Etta Rukes
b. 30 January 1866, Vigo County, Indiana, to William and Sarah (Ellensworth) Rukes
d. 13 January 1952, Cedar County, Missouri

Children with Martha Ann Rukes:

  • Clara Etta (1871-1959)
  • Franklin Charles (1872-1938) married Emma Matilda Weide
  • William (1875-1906)
  • Benjamin Perry (1882-1958)
  • Lulu (b. 1883/4)
  • Edna May (1885-1885)

Children with Julia Etta Rukes:

  • Wilbur Ernest (1866-1942)

George emigrated from Vigo County, Indiana, to Walker, Vernon County, Missouri, in 1872. When Martha and baby Edna died in 1885, George married Julia, who raised Martha’s children. Julia was Martha’s half-sister.

Submitted by:
Betty Jane Lagerquist
Loves Park IL

Julia Etta Rukes

Julia Etta Rukes
b. 30 January 1866, Vigo County, Indiana, to William and Sarah (Ellensworth) Rukes
d. 13 January 1952, Cedar County, Missouri

m. 14 November 1885, Vernon County, Missouri
George W. Thompson
b. 14 February 1850, Parke County, Indiana
d. 12 May 1902, Vernon County, Missouri

Children with George W. Thompson:

  • Wilbur Ernest (1866-1942)

Julia emigrated from Indiana about 1885 to Osage River, Vernon County, Missouri.

After George Thompson’s first wife Martha and baby Edna died, George married Martha’s half-sister Julia. Julia raised Martha’s children, as well as her own son Wilbur.

Submitted by:
Betty Jane Thompson Lagerquist
Loves Park IL