Joseph Osphan Thompson
- Born: 16 Nov 1877, Orange Co., North Carolina
- Marriage: Bertha Ann Sharp circa 1904 in Rockingham Co., N.C.
- Died: 10 Apr 1936, Cheeks Township, Orange Co., North Carolina at age 58
- Buried: 12 Apr 1936, Efland United Methodist Church Cemetery, Efland, Orange Co., NC
Cause of his death was Cerebral Hemorrhage.
The 1910 Federal Census for Cheeks Township, Orange Co., North Carolina, District 137, page 225A, dated May 7, 1910 records Joseph O. (31 - NC/NC/NC) and Bertha A. (30 - NC/NC/NC) Thompson with their daughter Josephine (3) . Joseph and Bertha have been married for 4 years and have had 1 child. Joseph is a Blacksmith with his own shop.
The WWI Draft Registration Card for Joseph Osphan Thompson taken Sept. 7, 1918 records his date of birth as Nov. 16, 1877. He is employed as a Carpenter and lives with his wife, Bertha A. Thompson in Elland, Orange Co., NC. His physical description is medium height and stout build with blue eyes and dark hair.
The 1920 Federal Census for Cheeks Township, Orange Co., North Carolina, District 181, page 109A, dated January 23, 1920 records Joe (41 - NC/NC/NC) and Bertha (40 - NC/NC/NC) Thompson with their children Josephine (13), Melvin (7), and Franklin (2).
The 1930 Federal Census for Cheeks Township, Orange Co., North Carolina, District 10, page 142B, dated April 15, 1930 records Joseph (52 - NC/NC/NC) and Bertha (50 - NC/NC/NC) Thompson with their sons Melvin (17) and Franklin (13). Joseph and Bertha have been married for 25 years. Joseph is a Machinist at a Shop.
North Carolina Death Certificate records:
Name: Joseph Osborn Thompson
Birth Date: 1878
Birth Place: Orange Co.
Death Date: 10 Apr 1936
Death Location: Cheeks, Orange
Burial: Efland, Orange Co., NC - April 12, 1936
Spouse's Name: Bertha Thompson
Father's Name: John France Thompson
Mother's Name: Mary Forrest
Joseph married Bertha Ann Sharp, daughter of James Marshall Sharp and Elizabeth (Eliza) Merritt Garrett, circa 1904 in Rockingham Co., N.C. (Bertha Ann Sharp was born on 8 Dec 1879 in Rockingham Co, NC and died on 7 Mar 1976 in Burlington, Alamance Co., N.C..)