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Milton Cicero THOMPSON
Katie Elizabeth VAN PELT
Husband:  Milton Cicero THOMPSON
Birth:  10 Oct 1848, Middlebury, Mercer Co., MO
Death:  21 Feb 1921, Porterville, Tulare Co., CA
Disposition:  buried 23 Feb 1921, Porterville Cemetery, Tulare Co., CA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John Alexander Campbell THOMPSON
Mother:  Amanda Caroline WILLIAMS
Marriage:  27 Sep 1883, Dixon, Solano Co., CA
Wife:  Kate / Katie Elizabeth VAN PELT
Birth:  15 Mar 1863, Oroville, Butte Co., CA
Death:  1 Nov 1947, Portervile, Tulare Co., CA
Disposition:  buried 3 Nov 1947, Porterville Cemetery, Tulare Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Aaron VAN PELT, b. 1828/9, NY
Mother:  Mary FAY, b. 1830/1, OH
Children:
— born in Dixon, Solano Co., CA:
1.  Mary Eva THOMPSON, b. 22 Jun 1884; d. 22/24 Feb 1969, Vallejo, Solano Co., CA; bur. 24 Mar 1969, Porterville Cemetery, Tulare Co., CA; m. Ray Elmo TILLIS (22 Feb 1882 - 25 Jan 1949)

— born in either Dixon, Solano Co., CA, or Plano, Tulare Co., CA:
2.  Stella Velma THOMPSON, b. 15 Mar 1889; d. 12 May 1954, Vallejo, Solano Co., CA; bur. 19 Jun 1954, Porterville Cem., Tulare Co., CA; m. Clarence R. KESSING (b. 1888/9, CA)
3.  Gussie Ruth THOMPSON, b. 1890/1; m. 1917/8, Walter MULLEN / MULLIN (b. 1886/7, MO)
4.  Adah America THOMPSON [twin], b. 5 Apr 1894
5.  Alma Armenda THOMPSON [twin], b. 5 Apr 1894; d. æ 9; bur. 11 Jan 1904, Porterville Cem., Tulare Co., CA
6.  Vernon Eugene THOMPSON, b. 2 Dec 1895

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Missouri, New York, Ohio

Sources:

1.  Family Group Sheet by Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati and her grandmother, Maude Irene (Thompson) Rose.

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Milton Cicero THOMPSON
Spouse: Elizabeth K. VAN PELT
Marriage: 27 Sep 1883, <middlebury>, Mercer, Missouri
Source: [patron submission]
The location of this marriage must be a guess because it's wrong — Milton's parents moved to California in 1863.  Update:  according to Carol Mahony, they were married in Dixon, Solano Co., CA, which makes sense because Milton's parents were in Solano Co. in the 1880 and 1900 censuses.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Milton C. THOMPSON (æ 21, b. MO) is living in Cloverdale Twp., Sonoma Co., CA, with his parents (q.v.).  Kate VAN PELT (æ 7, b. CA) is living in Ophir Twp., Butte Co., CA (p. 105A), with her parents, Aaron VAN PELT (æ 41, b. NY — indexed "Vanpelt") & Mary (æ 38, b. OH), plus siblings.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Milton C. THOMPSON (æ 32, b. MO) is living in Maine Prairie, Solano Co., CA, with his parents,  J.A.C. & Amanda C. THOMPSON (q.v.).  They are listed two households from Katy L. VANPELT (æ 17, b. CA), who is living with her widowed mother, Mary VANPELT (æ 49, b. OH/NY/OH), plus siblings.

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com):  Plano Village, Plano Precinct, Tulare Co., CA, p. 127B, SD 22, ED 63, SN 10, enumerated 28 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
207 218 Thompson Milton S Head W M Oct 1848 51 M 17     MO MO VA Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 197
    ________ Katie I Wife W F Mch 1863 37 M 17 8 6 CA NY OH       Y Y Y        
    ________ Mary E Dau W F Jun 1884 15 S       CA MO CA At School   7 Y Y Y        
    ________ Stella V Dau W F Mch 1889 11 S       CA MO CA At School   7 Y Y Y        
    ________ Gussie R Dau W F May 1891  9 S       CA MO CA At School   7 Y Y Y        
    ________ adah1 Dau W F Apr 1894  6 S       CA MO CA At School   7 Y Y Y        
    ________ Alma1 Dau W F Apr 1894  6 S       CA MO CA At School   7 Y Y Y        
    ________ Vernon U Son W M Dec 1895  4 S       CA MO CA                    
1A bracket appears to indicate Adah & Alma are twins.

7.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 22):  522 Roush? Avenue, Porterville City (Ward 2), Porterville Twp., Tulare Co., CA, Roll T624_111 (Part 1), p. 9B, SN 9B, SD 1, ED 197, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 522 141 151 Thompson Melton Head M W 61 M1 25     MO VA VA Eng [indecipherable] Y Y   O F H
      ________ Kattie Wife F W 46 M1 25 8 5 CA NY OH Eng None Y Y        
      ________ Ada Dau F W 16 S       CA MO CA Eng None Y Y Y      
      ________ Vernon Son M W 14 S       CA MO CA Eng None Y Y        
*Roush? Avenue

8.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 31):  526 Roche Avenue, Porterville City (Ward 4), Porterville Pct., Tulare Co., CA, Roll T625_153, p. 121B, SN 8B, SD 6, ED 217, enumerated 9 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 526 182 216 Thompson Milton C Head O M M W 71 M   Y Y MO VA VA Y None    
      ________ Katie E Wife     F W 56 M   Y Y CA NY OH Y None    
    217 Sawyers Wade H Head R   M W 28 M   Y Y CA KY CA Y Ticket Clerk Railroad W
      _______ Adah A Wife     F W 25 M   Y Y CA MO CA Y Operator Telephone W
      _______ Wade H Son     M W  7 S Y Y   CA CA CA   None    
*Roche Avenue

9.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 40):  1053 S Street, Fresno City, Judicial Township 3, Fresno Co., CA, Roll 116, p. 273B, SN 7B, ED 10-22, SD 11, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 1053 106 126 Sawyers W H Jr Head R 35 R N M W 38 M 20 N Y CA CA CA Y Secretary Railway Brotherhood W Y N
      _______ Ada A Wife         F W 36 M 17 N Y CA MO CA Y Telephone Operator S.P. Railway W Y  
      _______ Hampton Son         M W 16 S   Y Y CA CA CA Y None        
      _______ Marilyn Dau         F W  6 S   Y   CA CA CA   None        
      Thompson Kate A M-in-law         F W 67 Wd   N Y CA NY OH Y None        
*S Street

10.  California Death Index (1940-1997) (online at RootsWeb.com.):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth
Date
Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death
Place
Death
Date
SSN Age
THOMPSON KATIE ELIZABETH 03/15/1863   VANPELT F CALIFORNIA TULARE 11/01/1947    
TILLIS MARY E 06/22/1884 VANPELT   F CALIFORNIA SOLANO 02/24/1969 545-05-1266 84 yrs
KESSING STELLA VELMA 03/15/1889 VANPELT THOMPSON F CALIFORNIA SOLANO 05/12/1954 571-26-5213 65 yrs
THOMPSON VERNON EUGENE 12/02/1895 PELT   M CALIFORNIA STANISLAUS 02/08/1992 549-05-5249 96 yrs

11.  Records from Porterville Cemetery, Tulare Co., CA (courtesy of Carol Mahoney):
C-27-1
ALMA ARMENDA THOMPSON
Age 9
bur January ll, 1904
C-27-2
Empty
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-
 
C-27-3
EUGENE WALTER MULLEN
Age 2
b October 13, 1908
bur July 3, 1911
-
-

MARY EVA TILLIS
b June 22, 1884
Dixon, CA
d February 24, 1969
Vallejo, CA
bur March 24, 1949

RAY ELMO TILLIS
Age 66
b February 22, 1882
d January 25, 1949
bur March 7, 1969
-
C-27-4
STELLA VELMA KESSING
b 1889
California
Age 65
d May 12, 1954
Vallejo, CA
bur June 19, 1954
Sister Eva Tillis
C-27-5
KATIE ELIZABETH THOMPSON
Age 84-7-16
b March 15, 1863
Oroville, CA
d November 1, 1947
bur November 3, 1947
-
-
 
C-27-6
MILTON C. THOMPSON
Age 73
b October 10, 1848
d February 21, 1921
bur February 23, 1921
   
Eugene Walter Mullen was Milton's grandson by his daughter Gussie.

12.  Tulare County Great Register Index (courtesy of Carol Mahoney):
Great Register of… Name Age Nativity Precinct Page Registered Naturalized
1890 Thompson, Milton Cicero 41 MO Porterville 76 8-12-1890 N
1898 Thompson, Milton Cicero 47 MO Plano      

13.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

14.  Archives of the TThompson Mailing List (online at pairList.net).

15.  Personal Member Tree (online at Ancestry.com):  wife of Aaron VAN PELT is Mary FAY.

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