Florence Lee Thompson

1886–1967 (Age 80)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Florence Lee

Florence Lee Thompson was born on 11 August 1886, in Oklahoma, United States as the daughter of Josiah Wood Thompson. She married William Walter Poole in 1909, in Tucumcari, Quay, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Wheeler Land District, Texas, United States in 1935 and Commissioner's Precinct 4, Wheeler, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1967, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States.

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Florence Lee Thompson
William Walter Poole
Marriage: 1909
Theo Cleo Poole
Glayds Christine Poole
William Lloyd Poole
Ernie Poole
Elten Eugene Poole
Viola Josephine Poole
Walter Everette Poole
Edward Lee Poole
Erma LaNelle Poole
Eileen Velma Poole

Spouse & Children

Tucumcari, Quay, New Mexico, United States


  • Female1910–1947Female

  • Glayds Christine Poole


  • William Lloyd Poole


  • Male1917–1993Male

  • Elten Eugene Poole


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Josiah Wood Thompson




World Events (8)


Age 2

1888 In 1888, the Morrow family was traveling west when they passed through the newly formed town of Amarillo when their daughter, Lillian, died. Their 24 year old daughter was buried on a 20-acre plot of land southeast of Amarillo owned by T.B. and Hattie Clisbee. Three years later, in 1891, the 20-acre plot was purchased by Potter County from the Clisbees for $400. This plot became known as the Amarillo Cemetery. Care for the cemetery was provided by a group of dedicated ladies who tended the cemetery as an act of love and community service. They pulled weeds, raked, planted flowers and shrubs and watered the grass. In 1901, these women formed a permanent cemetery association. Funds, used to purchase seed and supplies, were raised by a $1 membership fee and dues of 25 cents per year. For more than 13 years the women who belonged to the association handled the maintenance. By 1920, the population of Amarillo had grown to 15,494. Amarillo had been transformed from a frontier town into a center for education, business and culture. Saloons, general stores, livery stables and blacksmith shops were replaced by the city’s first hospital, parks, an opera house and a public library. The original 20-acre plot was filled up and more land was needed. Official Opening of Llano Cemetery On Nov. 10, 1921, Judge James Nathan Browning mailed the official papers to Austin. Later that day he participated in a game of chess at the Elks Club, before returning to his apartment. Sometime in the night, Judge Browning died in his sleep. On Nov. 12, 1921, the Texas Legislature approved the charter for Llano Cemetery Association, the same day on which Judge Browning was buried at Llano Cemetery. The improvements at Llano Cemetery started as a small-scale project, the scope of which broadened quickly as community leaders began to support the initiative and area businesses donated materials, supervisory labor and money. A number of family mausoleums were constructed in the 1920s. See more at website Llano Cemetery - History
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Florence Poole in household of William W Poole, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence Poole in household of Walter Poole, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence L Poole in household of William W Poole, "United States Census, 1940"

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