Florence Katherine "Flossie" THOMPSON

1914–2012 (Age 97)
Maine, United States

The Life of Florence Katherine "Flossie"

When Florence Katherine "Flossie" THOMPSON was born on 2 September 1914, in Maine, United States, her father, Leroy Burton Thompson, was 29 and her mother, Margaret M Farrell, was 30. She married Ralph Owen Morgridge on 9 August 1941, in Maine, United States. She lived in Portland Ward 4, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920 and South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 11 years. She died on 22 February 2012, in Maine, United States, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

Florence Katherine "Flossie" THOMPSON
Ralph Owen Morgridge
Marriage: 9 August 1941

Spouse & Children

9 August 1941
Maine, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Leroy Burton Thompson


  • Female1884–1972Female



  • Edythe May Thompson


  • William J Thompson


  • Ralph B Thompson


  • Female1914–2012Female

  • Eleanor Doris Thompson


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 3

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 Thompson in household of Leroy B Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence K Thompson in household of Leroy B Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Unknown, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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