Museum the New Llano Colony

Cecil Thompson (alternate spelling Ceacil)

Birth: He was born around 1912 in New Mexico.  

Family Information: Brother of Lois Thompson.

Married Edith "May" Gossett while living in the colony. 


Pre-Colony History: In 1920 he was living in Oklahoma with his parents and siblings. NOTE: In 1930 he was listed on the census here in the colony, but also still listed with his parents in Oklahoma.  

Home in Colony: The 1930 US Census lists both his sister and him as a lodger with the Rollie Ridgeway family.  

Job in Colony: In August 1929 Tefteller was "half laid up" causing Cecil, Mrs. Garrett and Violet Dix to have to run the washer and extractor at the laundry.

In 1930 he was working as a farmer for the colony. In September 1930 he was among a group of boys assigned to help in the peanut field on the morning shift; the group included: Ward Shoemaker, Joe Blacksher, Ero Hewerdine, Roy Swenson, Cecil Thompson, Carl Kittle and Alfred Boulton.

In December 1933 Claude Long, Leo Roscoe, Cecil Thompson and Fred Busick began tearing down the rig at No. 2; the lumber would be salvaged and put to use again as good as new. Roy Parsons went along in his usual capacity -- that of first-class cook.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he and May were living in Vernon Parish, Louisiana with their two children while he worked as a laborer doing road work.  

Death: He died in 1991.  

Sources: US Census: 1920, 1930, 1940; "Llano Colonist": August 10, 1929, September 27, 1930, December 9, 1933; US SSDI  


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