Martha Candace Thompson

20 July 1872–7 July 1969 (Age 97)
Union, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Martha Candace

When Martha Candace Thompson was born on 20 July 1872, in Union, Arkansas, United States, her father, Barcell Quincy Thompson, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Rebecca Murphy, was 22. She married Sam Christain Doss on 23 August 1905, in Columbia, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Union Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 7 July 1969, at the age of 96, and was buried in Arlington Memorial Park, El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States.

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Sam Christain Doss
Martha Candace Thompson
Marriage: 23 August 1905
Gertrude Madlyn Doss

Spouse and Children

23 August 1905
Columbia, Arkansas, United States


    Gertrude Madlyn Doss


Parents and Siblings

    Barcell Quincy Thompson


    Nancy Rebecca Murphy




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 11

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Martha C Thompson in household of Barzilla Thompson, "United States Census, 1880"

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