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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #37 Aaron W. Thompson, a Farmer in Erath County, Texas.

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No Story Too Small
The first child of Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" Hairston Chisum Thompson and John A. Thompson was Aaron Whitney Thompson. He was born on June 8, 1886 in Erath County, Texas. It appears that he lived his entire life in Erath County as he can be found in Erath County in each of the census records from 1900 to 1940.  On all documents, his occupation is that of a farmer. In 1942, his WWII draft registration describes him as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, and having brown eyes and black hair with a light complexion. 

Aaron married Algia Roberson in 1914 and they had four boys; twins - Ray and Rex, Albert, and Coy. 

Aaron died on January 24, 1964.  He is buried in Ramsey Cemetery in Erath County along with his wife and mother. 

The only known photo that I have of Aaron Thompson.
Brothers - Edgar Richard Thompson, Floyd William Thompson, Aaron Whitney Thompson, and Philip Louis Chisum.


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Sources U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

"Aaron Whitney Thompson." Find A Grave. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2014. <

"Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Sep 2014), A. W. Thompson and Alyce Roberson, 15 Mar 1914; citing Erath County, Texas, , reference v M p 451; FHL microfilm 1428410.

Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Erath, Texas; Roll: 1631; Page: 36A; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1241631.

Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Erath, Texas; Roll: T624_1550; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 1375563.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Erath, Texas; Roll: 2326; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0007; Image: 218.0; FHL microfilm: 2342060.

Year: 1940; Census Place:  , Erath, Texas; Roll: T627_4029; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 72-7.

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