Studio shots, no. 121: Arthur Thompson.

Young Arthur Thompson was photographed in Picture-Taking George Barnes‘ ubiquitous one-armed chair.

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Arthur Thompson (1895-1915).


In the 1900 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farm laborer Nelson Tompson, 33; wife Melvina, 30; and children James, 9, David, 2, Auther, 3, and Walter, 1.

In the 1910 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Nelson Thompson, 45; wife Melvina, 42; and children James, 18, Arthur, 13, David, 12, Walter, 11, Mathew, 9, Addie, 7, Lillie, 5, Adrow, 4, and Arabella, 2.

Arthur Thompson died 26 December 1915 in Cross Roads township, Wilson County, of “epileptic spasms.” Per his death certificate, he was born 29 August 1895 in Wilson County to Nelson Thompson of Greene County and Fannie Barnes of Wilson County; was single; was a farmer; and was buried in Pate graveyard, Lucama.

Photo courtesy of user daricec1.

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