The Thompson triplets.

Wilson Daily Times, 10 April 1934.

Verious, Vivian, and James Clarence Thompson was born 9 April 1934 near Bailey, Nash County, per birth records. Though their father James Clarence Thompson reported the triplets as “doing fine,” neither Verious nor James Clarence appears in the 1940 census.

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In 1917, Clarence Thompson registered for the World War I draft in Robeson County, North Carolina. Per his registration card, he was born 3 March 1895 in Fairmont, N.C.; lived in Red Springs, N.C.; was a tenant farmer on J.D. Brice’s land near Red Springs; and was married with two children.

In the 1920 census of Red Springs township, Robeson County, North Carolina: farm tenant Clarence Thompson, 25; wife Carrie, 22; and children Bula, 6, James H., 5, Vanzy, 1, and Clifton, 2 months. 

In the 1930 census of Oldfields township, Wilson County: farmer Clarnce Thompson, 35; wife Carie, 33; and children Beulia C., 16, James H., 14, Evonie E., 11, Clifton, 9, Elmer, 8, Harden, 7, Garvester, 5, Thodrous, 3, and Earl, 1.

In the 1940 census of Black Creek township, Wilson County: farmer Clarence Thompson, 43; wife Carrie, 39; and children Vangie, 21, Clifton, 19, Elmar, 17, Hardin, 16, Garland, 14, Theolis, 13, Earl, 10, Alton, 7, Vivian, 6, and Annie Ruth, 2.

In 1940, Vanzie Thompson registered for the World War II draft in New York, New York. Per his registration card, he was born 23 September 1919 in Wilson; lived at 86 West 119th Street, New York; his nearest relative was brother James Thompson, 222 Lenox Avenue, New York, N.Y.; and he worked for Shaltdor Boiler Company.

In 1942, Harding Thompson registered for the World War II draft in Wilson. Per his registration card, he was born 20 December 1923 in Wilson; lived at 208 Pender Street, Wilson; his nearest relative was Clarence Thompson, Route 2, Wilson; and he worked for Ellen Griffin, 117 Nash Street, Wilson.

In 1942, Clifton Thompson registered for the World War II draft in New York, New York. Per his registration card, he was born 3 November 1920 in Wilson; lived at 86 West 119th Street, Apartment #7D, New York; his nearest relative was James Thompson, 290 Lenox Avenue, New York, N.Y.; and he was unemployed.

In 1945, Earl Nathaniel Thompson registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 11 November 1927 in Wilson; lived at Route 2, Wilson; his nearest relative was mother Carrie G. Thompson, Route 2, Wilson; and he worked for Clarence Thompson, Route 2.

Clarence Thompson died 3 February 1964 in Taylor township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born 3 March 1898 in Red Springs, N.C., to Foster Thompson and Carolyn [maiden name not given]; he was married to Carrie Thompson; and he was a merchant. Alton Thompson, Leaksville, N.C., was informant.

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