Taken from the Choctaw Times, newsletter of the Texas Band of Choctaw Indi ans & from Bishinik, newspaper of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. *Lewey Justin Thompson* Lewey Justin Thompson, 37, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, Octo ber 6, 2002 in Savanna, Oklahoma. He was born August 20, 1965 in McAlest er to Michael Kent and Judy C. Oliver Thompson. Lewey graduated from Enid (Oklahoma) High School. He served in the U.S. Ma rine Corps in 1983 and he graduated from Colorado Springs Culinary Institu te in 1992. He worked for C-2 Utility Construction Co. in Colorado Spring s. He had worked for Komar and Citgo Thrift-T Mart and currently worked f or L.C.'s Dandy Mart and as a carrier for the USA Today newspaper. Lewey w as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Indian Nation U.S. Mari ne Corps detachment. Lewey was a descendant of both the Jones and Thomps on families of the Texas Choctaws. Lewey was preceded in death by his father; grandmother, Opal B. Oliver; au nts, Pauline Lalman and Sandra Atyia, and an uncle, William C. "Bill" Thom pson (the former Executive Committee Member and Vice Chairman of the Tex as Cherokees and Associate Bands, now known as the "Texas Band of Choct aw Indians", and Co-founder of the Thompson-Choctaw Descendants Assoc.) Survivors include his mother, Judy C. Thompson, of the home; uncles, Haro ld "Corky" Oliver and wife, Beth, of McAlester; uncles, Fried Atyia of Sem inole, Oklahoma and Howard Lalman of McAlester; aunts, Betty Gilmore and h usband, Jim, of New Braunsfel, Texas and Melody Thompson of Marlow, Oklaho ma; great aunt, Tillie Oliver of McAlester; great-great uncle, Jack Will is of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and numerous cousins among the Texas Choctaws.
Census Report of Tenehaw. Blake Collection, Vol. XIX, pp. 228-258, 298-30 1, 1835. Nacogdoches Archives, Vol. 85, pp. 21-74. Census of Municipali ty of Tenehaw.
Liddie Belle was my great aunt, the full sister of my grandfather. She mar ried Chester Yates a quarter blood Choctaw and had three children from th is marriage. She was a tall but very kind lady with a deep raspy voice w ho always welcomed me as the grandson of her "big brother" The photo in th is file is when she was near death and her kidneys were failing. She had g ained a great deal of weight as I always knew her to be rather skinny unt il 1991-92. She was living with her son Guy and daughter LaQueta at the ti me of her death. JCT 2/26/01
Notes for Lillie Thompson-Crim: "W. A. B. Thompson" is shown as father on the death certificate of Lill ie Anne Thompson Crim. Other information available at this time shows on ly William B. Thompson. Mrs. J.A. Knox of Houston, TX gave information. W as this his daughter, Nina Lee Thompson Knox, wife of Joseph Knox? Undertaker: Settegast-Kopf Co. 2017 Milam, Houston
[easterly.FTW] APRIL AND LISA THOMPSON ARE TWIN GIRLS.
Per: Charles H. Smith
Little Benonie Thompson served in the Confederate Army. He was a Priva te in the C&D Company, 3rd Louisiana Cavalry. He was discharged at the e nd of the War. Confederate Pension Application No. 24771
Compiled by Howder (howder.home.mindspring.com) from the following source( s): (1) Obituaries Recorded in Panola County, Texas 1873-1920. Researched a nd compiled by Carthage High School teacher Ann Morris and United States H istory students (East Texas Genealogical Society, Tyler, TX, 1991).- Synop sis from Panola Watchman (a weekly newspaper), Feb. 23, 1916. (2) Panola C ounty, Texas GENWEB page.
Sources: Choctaw Re-instatement list, Department of the Interior to The Co mmissioner of the Five Civilized Tribes, February 20, 1909; Choctaw Cens us Card 286, Dawes Commission Minor Roll #266;
Source: A History of Panola County, Texas 1819-1978, Panola County Histori cal Commission, page 363
Listed on 1896 Choctaw Census # 327 "Choctaw in Chickasaw Nation"
Sources: Kay Bauman
; Bauman, J. Keith, Social Sec urity Death Index Publication: 1997
Lou Della Crim Marker Title: Lou Della Crim Home Address: 201 N. Longview St. City: Kilgore County: Gregg Year Marker Erected: 1981 Marker Text: This bungalow style residence was constructed in 1920 for L ou Della (Thompson) Crim (b. 1868), on the former site of the Hearne Hote l. The farm she owned at Laird Hill (4 mi. S) was part of an oil explorati on project headed by her son Malcolm, later the first Kilgore mayor, and l ocal financier Ed Bateman. Her property gained national attention on De c. 28, 1930, when the Bateman-Crim Wildcat Well No. 1, the discovery we ll for this area of the significant East Texas oil field, blew in there. A rea Rangers, including the celebrated Capt. M. T. (Lone Wolf) Gonzaulla s, were housed here. The easy-going rural life of East Texas changed drastically with the disco very of oil during 1930 and 1931, year of hardship, scorn, luck, and weal th which brought people, ideas, institutions and national attention to Ea st Texas. Oil fever began to mount with the test by Bateman Oil Company on the Lou D ella Crim farm. On Sunday morning, December 27, 1930, while Mrs. Crim w as attending church, the well blew in, flowing at 22,000 barrels a day. T he well was only nine miles from Joiner's well, yet no one believed the re was any connection between the two. No one reckoned for what was th en a geological phenomenon: an incredible deposit of oil in the Woodbine f ormation that "pinched out" as it tilted upward against the Sabine Uplift. Columbus Marion "Dad" Joiner, a seventy-year-old wildcatter, had already d rilled two dry holes when in May 1929, he spudded a thrid hole on the Dai sy Bradford farm in Rusk County. But it was not until October 3 1930 th at a production test was done, resulting in a gusher.
Source: Charles Smith
Mumme-Smith database, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1110855&id=I 32 3 Louis Cemore Thompson was a farmer for many years. At one time, he cross ed over into what was then known as Indian Territory to work as a sharecro pper. Lem Odom recalls visiting Louis and Lillie in Lone Grove, Oklahoma ( near Ardmore). Lois Thompson Rogers was born during this time. He return ed to Henderson, Texas, and decided to move to Western Oklahoma with the A lfred C. Smith in what had then become the Oklahoma Territory. Louis want ed to move because he only had one horse to plow the land and he land w as so full of trees that he felt the treeless land of Western Oklahoma wou ld be more favorable for farming. They felt that they would be able to fi nd land for homesteading, but by they time they tried to obtain the lan d, all of it was gone. They ended up renting farms at first. The Smith's and Thompson's moved to Greer County, Oklahoma by freight trai n, bringing all of their belongings and some Jersey cows which were the fi rst type of these cattle in the area. Uncle Beall Thompson brought the t wo families to Oklahoma by passenger train while Alfred Smith and Louis Th ompson brought all of the other stuff by freight train. Initially, they li ved with a Thompson relative, Peyton York. All of the children worked hard on the farm and most of the older girls h ad to drop out of school in the 8th grade to help full time on the farm. D ouglas, the only son, was sent to Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Oklahom a. He later graduated from the Oklahoma Medical College as a physician. Mi nnie graduated from high school and went on to become a Registered Nurse. At some point, Louis sold the farm and moved into Mangum to start a hote l. (He may have had one in Altus first, my recollection is dim.(CHS)). T he Rock Island railroad was building a line from Oklahoma City to the We st Coast and were coming through Mangum. Louis felt the hotel, right acro ss from the terminal, would be a great success. Rock Island decided to de ad head the line in Mangum and move the main route further north. This res ulted in very little passenger traffic and eventually it just became freig ht traffic. In his later years, he enjoyed playing a card game known as Pitch with h is cronies and he taught me how to play with them when they were missi ng a person. Louis was an agnostic and had several books by famous autho rs on agnosticism including one by Robert Ingersol. He gave them to me, b ut I lost them along the way. Louis died of liver cancer. He had been taken by car to Oklahoma City to s ee a doctor by his granddaughter, Patsy V. Smith and her husband, Clay Co x, but he returned home to die in his own bed. He died without leaving a will and the heirs received very little on the d issolution of the estate. Later, the hotel was moved to Byers street and r emodeled as an apartment building by Homer Rogers who bought the proper ty from the estate. Now, it is a home.. He gave his grandson, Charles H. S mith, an old double barrel shotgun, which he kept for a number of years, a nd then gave it to a friend who was a guncollector.
Per Robert Benjamin Thompson, Columbus, Ohio
Buried: Thompson Cemetery, Laird Hill, Rusk County, Texas
1880 Census [CN]: Delaware, 989 as Luella Freeman 1890 Census [CN]: Delaware, 775 as Ella Freeman 1902-07 Dawes roll: card# 60, roll# 202 as Lula E Freeman 1906-09 Miller roll: Maysville, AR, ap# 3769, roll# 11839 as Loula Ella Freeman
Lular was mentally retarded and lived in her parents home until they beca me too old to look after her. At that time she was moved into a state faci lity in Wichita Falls, Texas. I have attempted to locate her place of buri al. However, the state school at Wichita Falls has no record of her deat h, which leads me to believe that she may have become ill after her mothe rs passing and was brought home by her father and may have died at O'Bri an in Haskell County. Her father died in 1959 at the age of 91 (accordi ng to a 1959 letter to his grandson Charles M. Thompson. This age diffe rs from census information) and she was deceased by then. She was alive a nd at Wichita Falls at the time of her mothers death as noted in the obitu ary. If my theory is true, then she too may be buried in an unmarked gra ve in the Rochester Cemetery.