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Smith, Mary Lucia
MAIDEN NAME: Brown AKA 1: Polston AKA 2: Thompson AKA 3: 
BORN: 20 May 1890 DIED: 8 May 1966 BURIED: 11 May 1966 ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Lockwood, Dade Co, Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co, Oregon

1900 MO CENSUS - Lucia M. Brown (b May 1890, Missouri) enumerated with parents John J. (b Jan 1857, Missouri, married 13 years, occupation farmer) and Edna E. (b June 1861, Missouri, mother of 4 children, 3 living), 2 siblings, Edward T. (b Dec 1891, Missouri) and Thora (b May 1896, Missouri) and Frank [brother of John] (b July 1872, Missouri)

1st MARRIAGE - William H. Polston and Mary L. Brown, both of Lockwood, md 20 Nov 1909 at Lockwood, Dade Co, Missouri

1910 MO CENSUS - Lucia Polston (19y, b Missouri) enumerated wth husband of 1 year W.H. (28y, b Missouri, occupation farmer)

NOTE - William Henry Polston was killed by lightning on 14 Aug 1917 in Grant township, Dade Co, Missouri, and was buried at Lockwood [death certificate, Missouri State Archives]

1920 MO CENSUS - Lucia Polston (29y, b Missouri, widowed) enumerated with 2 children, Theron (6y6m, b Missouri) and Lonella (4y8m, b Missouri)

2nd MARRIAGE - to Charles A. Thompson 1937

1940 CA CENSUS - Lucie M. Thompson (49y, b Missouri, living in same house in 1935) enumerated with husband Charles A. (60y, b Iowa, occupation painter and paper hanger, living in same house in 1935); also with family was step-son [of Charles] W. Theron Polston (26y, b Missouri, living at Ames, Storey co, Iowa in 1935) and mother-in-law [of Charles] Edna E. Brown (78y, b Illinois, widowed, living at Arlington, Riverside Co, California in 1935)

NOTE - Charles Ambrose Thompson died 2 Apr 1944 in Riverside Co, California [California Death Index]

3rd MARRIAGE - to --- Smith


OSBH DC (1966 Polk co) #8068 Mary Lucia Smith, female, housewife, divorced; b 20 Mar 1890, Lockwood, Mo; father John J. Brown; mother Edna E. Thaxton; d 8 May 1966, Dallas nursing home, of Rt 2, Box 99, Monmouth, age 75y; bur Womer; informant Lonella E. Kerber, daughter 


Funeral services were held at the Bollman Fuenral Home Wednesday, May 11 at 2 pm for Mary Lucia Smith, 75, with the Rev John F. Sills officiating. Born at Lockwood, Miss, May 20, 1890, daughter of John J. Brown and Edna E. Thaxion she lived there until 1924. She married William Henry Polston in 1909. Two children were born of the marriage. He died in 1917. She moved to Riverside, Calif, and married Charles A. Thompson in 1937. He died in 1944. She came to Pedee in 1945 and lived there until her death at the Bowerman Norsing Home Sunday, May 8. Survivors include a daughter, Lonella E. Kerber, Pedee; a daughter-in-law, Frances Harp, Anaheim, Calif; a sister, Dorothy N. Small, Eugene; two brothers, Edward T. Brown, Springfield, Mo; Stanley L. Brown, Hillsboro, Calif; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two nieces, five nephews, an aunt, Mrs Etta Brown, Anaheim, Calif. Interment was at Womer Cemetery, Pedee.


Itemizer Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1966, 2:1-2




Mary Lucia Smith



OSBH DC (1966 Polk co) #8068

1900 MO CENSUS (Dade Co, Grant, ED 60, sheet 5A)

Dade Co, Missouri, Marriage Records (

1910 MO CENSUS (Dade Co, Marion, ED 66, sheet 5A)

1940 CA CENSUS (Riverside Co, Riverside, ED 33-44, sheet 14A)

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1966, 2:1-2


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