Gwendolyn Stout

F, #82, b. 2 November 1925, d. 26 October 2006
FatherClaude James Stout b. 31 Jan 1904, d. 6 Feb 1987
MotherElsie Louise Reynolds b. 11 Nov 1906, d. 6 Jul 1973
RelationshipGrandmother of Kellie Sue Thompson
FamilyThe Stout Family
ChartsGabbard Descendants
Conrad Frederick Keck Descendants
Samuel Thorton King Descendants
Manuel Reynolds Descendants
Jesse Stansell Descendants
Stout Descendants
Lewis Thompson Descendants
Alexander Waggonner Descendants
     Gwendolyn Stout was born on 2 November 1925. She was the daughter of Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds.
Gwendolyn Stout married . Gwendolyn Stout married Crawford Herman Thompson, son of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell, on 26 July 1947 at Madison, Arkansas.
Gwendolyn Stout married Crawford Herman Thompson, son of Vernon "Vern" Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell, on 26 July 1947 at Madison, Arkansas.
Groom: Crawford H Thompson
Groom's Age: 21
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1926
Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Gwendolyn Stout
Bride's Name: 21
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1926
Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 26 Jul 1947
Marriage License Date: 26 Jul 1947
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 2020627
Digital Folder Number: 4331495
Image number: 00717
Page number: 630
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Gwendolyn Stout died on 26 October 2006 at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, at age 80.
She was buried in October 2006 at Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.

Gwendolyn Stout's obituary was published on 30 October 2006 . Crawford Herman Thompson preceded Gwendolyn Stout death.
Springdale

Gwendolyn Thompson, 80, of Springdale died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Venus to Claude J. and Elsie Reynolds Stout. She was a member of Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. H. Thompson. She is survived by four sons, Jerry Stout of Ozark, James Thompson of Fayetteville, Jimmy Thompson of Springdale and Danny Thompson of Clifty; a brother, James Stout of Springdale; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p. m. today at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale. Funeral services will at 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home with James Goff officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers are Shane Stout, Michael Thompson, Curtis Thompson, Billy Joe Thompson, Ferrell White, Danny Marvel, Kevin Carroll, Shane Buck, Roy Kirkland, Lindsey Eicher, Kent Epley and Dallas Hadley. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale AR 72762.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. United States Obituary Collection [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: See newspaper information provided with each entry.
Gwendolyn Thompson

Gwendolyn Thompson 80, of Springdale died Oct. 26, 2006, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born Nov. 2, 1925 at Venus, Ark., the daughter of Claude J. and Elsie Reynolds Stout. She was a member of the Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband C. H. Thompson in 1997.

She is survived by four sons, Jerry Stout and wife Judy of Ozark, James Thompson and wife Carolyn of Fayetteville, Jimmy Thompson and wife Margaret of Springdale, and Danny Thompson and wife Diana of Clifty; one brother, James Stout of Springdale; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 30 at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale, with James Goff officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Stout, Michael Thompson, Curtis Thompson, Billy Joe Thompson, Ferrell White, Danny Marvel, Kevin Carroll, Shane Buck, Roy Kirkland, Lindsey Eicher, Kent Epley, and Dallas Hadley. Memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR 72762.

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     Gwendolyn Stout appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Madison, Arkansas in the household of her parents, Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds.
1930 United States Federal Census
about Claud J Stant Name: Claud J Stant
[Claude James Stout]
Home in 1930: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
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Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Elsie L Stant
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Claud J Stant 26
Elsie L Stant 23
Gwodalin Stant 4
Ilean Stant 2 8/12
Robert F Griggs 83


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 381.0.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.



Grandma and Grandpa Thompson about the 1940s

Her married name was .

Gwendolyn Stout appeared on the 1940 Federal Census Madison, Arkansas in the household of her parents, Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Stout.
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll: T627_153; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 44-9A.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
1940 United States Federal Census about Claude Stout
Name:     Claude Stout
Respondent:     Yes
Age:     36
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1904
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Marital Status:     Married
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Home in 1940:     Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
View Map
Farm:     Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:     Rural, Madison, Arkansas
Residence in 1935:     Rural, Madison, Arkansas
Sheet Number:     8A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:     156
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
Claude Stout     36
Elsie Stout     33
Gwendolyn Stout     14
Ilene Stout     12
Vernard Stout     2
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson about the late 1940s to early 1950s.
As of 26 July 1947,her married name was Thompson. Her Social Security Number was 429-12-3888 before 1951 at Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.
Social Security Death Index
about Gwendolyn Thompson Name: Gwendolyn Thompson
SSN: 429-12-3888
Last Residence: 72764 Springdale, Washington, Arkansas
Born: 2 Nov 1925
Died: 26 Oct 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)

Source Citation: Number: 429-12-3888;Issue State: Arkansas;Issue Date: Before 1951.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
JB Stout died in July 1952 and Grandma and Grandpa Thompson came from their home in Snyder, Texas to be with the family.
Crawford Thompson and family retumed to their -home -home in Snyder, Texas, after spending a week visiting relatives and friends at Huntsville and Springdale. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were called here due to the death of Mrs. Thompsons . grandfather, J. B. Stout.


This photo is of the Vern Thompson Family. I don't know who many of the people are except that they are probably relatives.
Back Row: Crawford CH Thompson, Vern Thompson, Venna Stansell Thompson, Gwendolyn Stout Thompson
The little boy in front in the white shorts with his hand near his face is James Daniel Thompson

The rest are unknown to me at this time except that I am pretty sure that they are relatives of Vern Thompson

Since Dad was born in 1948 and he appears to be 3-4 years old, the photo must have been taken about 1951-1952


My grandparents and my great-grandmother.
Gwen Stout Thompson CH Thompson Venna Stansell Thompson
My Grandparents and My Great-Grandmother Thompson


Grandma had her photo taken at the school when her kids were getting their school photos taken.
Gwen Stout Thompson School Photo
She had this photo taken when her children were getting their pictures taken at school as was the common practice at the time.












Dad Grandma Grandpa Jim and Danny
Dad Jerry Grandma Grandpa Jim and Danny


Grandma Thompson and her father, Great-Grandpa Stout, holding the fish they had caught.
Grandma Thompson and Great-Grandpa Stout holding thier catch


What a catch!
Grandma and Danny holding their catch!



Great-Grandma Stout and Grandma Thompson standing by the Christmas Dinner they had just finished cooking
Gwendolyn Stout and Crawford Herman Thompson lived between 1970 and 1997 at 205/316 Old Wire Road, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Grandma and Grandpa Thompson lived on Old Wire Road in Springdale from about 1970 until he died in 1997 and she continued to live there until her death in 2006. They lived in the same house the entire time but their address changed in the late 1980s or early 1990s when Springdale got their 911 system and the houses were renumbered.

For many years, my uncle Jim lived with them.
Source Information:

Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

Description:
The U.S. Public Records Index is a compilation of various public records spanning all 50 states in the United States from 1950 to 1993. Entries in this index may contain the following information: name, street or mailing address, telephone number, birth date or birth year.
Gwendolyn Stout and Crawford Herman Thompson lived between 1970 and 2006 at 205/316 Old Wire Road, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson and Gwendolyn Stout lived between 1970 and 1997 at 205/316 Old Wire Road, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Grandma and Grandpa Thompson lived on Old Wire Road in Springdale from about 1970 until he died in 1997 and she continued to live there until her death in 2006. They lived in the same house the entire time but their address changed in the late 1980s or early 1990s when Springdale got their 911 system and the houses were renumbered.

For many years, my uncle Jim lived with them.
Her mother Elsie Louise Reynolds died on 6 July 1973 at Springdale Memorial Hospital, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.
Gwendolyn Thompson of Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas was listed in Elsie Louise Reynolds's obituary on 9 July 1973 as a surviving daughter.
Mrs. Elsie Stout

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Stout, 66, 1024 Brogdon, who died July 6 in Springdale Memorial Hospital, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating.

Pallbearers were James Thompson, Jimmy Thompson, Carlos Joe Sturdy, Randy Stout, Calvin Stout and Jimmy Williams.

Burial was in the Friendship cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.

A native of Witter, she was born Nov. 11, 1906, the daughter of Thomas F. and Amelia Keck Reynolds, was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Kingston, and a resident of Springdale since 1950 moving from Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Stout of the home; three sons, Bud Stout of Fayetteville, James V. Stout of Rogers and Jerry Stout of Green Forest; one daughter, Mrs. Crawford (Gwendolyn) Thompson of Springdale; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; one brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif; seven step-brothers, Dewey Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy of Highfill, Franklin of Berryville, Wesley of Hindsville, Lee Troy of Springdale, Roy of Huntsville and Junior Reynolds of Illinois; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sara Jane Coble of Antioch, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Springdale; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Elsie Stout

Mrs. Elsie Louise Stout, 66, 1024 Brogdon, died July 6, 7:30 a.m. in Springdale Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1906 at Witter, Ark., the daughter of Thomas F. and Almelia Keck Reynolds, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Kingston, and a resident of Springdale since 1950, moving from Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Stout of the home; three sons, Bud Stout of Fayetteville, James V. Stout of Rogers and Jerry Thompson of Green Forest; one daughter, Mrs. Crawford (Gwendolyn) Thompson of Springdale; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; one brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif; seven half-brothers, Dewey Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy of Highfill, Franklin of Berryville, Wesley of Hindsville, Lee Troy of Springdale, Roy of Huntsville and Junior Reynolds of Illinois; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sara Jane Coble of Antioch, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Springdale; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson


Grandma and Grandpa Thompson visited Kingston Cemetery frequently. Grandpa's Father (and later his mother beside his father) were buried there along with many other relatives from both of their families.


Christmas Photos at grandma and grandpa's always seem to be in front of their bedroom door or in front of the wall with the air conditioner! This photo is in front of the air conditioner wall all decorated for Christmas!
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson Christmas Photo in the 1970s
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Tiger was Grandpa and Grandma Thompson's dog for as long as I can remember until the late 1980s when he died.

He was a pretty little dog that I remember fondly. He would come and sit on my lap and I would pet him when we visited my grandparents.
Tiger
Tiger on the porch with Grandma Thompson's shadow on the wall
Tiger
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Tiger
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Grandma is holding a baby but I don't know which one of her grandchildren she is holding
Gwendolyn Stout witnessed the retirement of Crawford Herman Thompson circa 1980 at RTW, Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas; Grandpa Thompson retired from RTW in the late 1990s when he became too ill to work anymore.

The company gave him a retirement party. He had a cake and they gave him a hat on which the employees had attached money to wish him luck in his retirement.

He had enjoyed the men that he worked with and often talked about the funny stories that each of them would tell while they were working. I think that he missed the company of these men when he retired.

We also had a family party for him with a cake as well.
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Crawford Herman "CH" Thompson approximately 1990 - in his chair by the window after his retirement party showing off the money hat and plaque he received at the company retirement party.




Grandpa and Grandma in Memphis, Tennessee with Danny's Family.
Grandma and Grandpa in Memphis Motel Room.
They had traveled to Memphis with Danny and his family on one of their trips to take Bill to St. Jude's Hospital for a treatment/test related to his cancer. They did some sightseeing in Memphis after the testing.
Her mother Claude James Stout died on 6 February 1987 at Springdale Memorial Hospital, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.


Grandma and Grandpa at family holiday dinner
Gwendolyn Stout witnessed the retirement of Crawford Herman Thompson circa 1995 at RTW, Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas; Grandpa Thompson retired from RTW in the late 1990s when he became too ill to work anymore.

The company gave him a retirement party. He had a cake and they gave him a hat on which the employees had attached money to wish him luck in his retirement.

He had enjoyed the men that he worked with and often talked about the funny stories that each of them would tell while they were working. I think that he missed the company of these men when he retired.
Grandma and Grandpa at his retirement party
CH Thompson after retirement party
Grandpa Thompson at his retirement party with some of the men he worked with
Gwen Stout Thompson at Grandpa's Retirement Party from RTW
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
Grandma and Grandpa holding his retirement cake
Grandpa at his retirement party
Gwendolyn Stout Thompson
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
Her husband Crawford Herman Thompson died on 19 May 1997 at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.
Gwendolyn Stout of the home in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed on Crawford Herman Thompson's funeral card and/or obituary on 22 May 1997 as a surviving wife.
. Crawford H. Thompson Crawford H. Thompson, 70, of Springdale died May 19, 1997, at Springdale. He was born April 29, 1927, at Truth, Ark., the son of, Vernon and Venna Stansel Thompson. He was a' retired . machinist a U.S. Navy veteran and a Baptist . . : Survivors include his widow, Gwendolyn Stout Thompson of the home, to whom he was married July 26, 1947; four sons, James -Thompson -Thompson of Fayetteville, Danny Thompson of Cassville, Mo., Jimmy Roy Thompson of Springdale and Jerry Stout of Oark; one brother, Johnny Thompson of Springdale; four sisters, Ruth' Griggs of Rogers, Dixie Elsie of Huntsville, Rosie Dolph of Tufsa, Okla., and Estelle Stamps of Cave Springs; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 ajri. Thursday, May. 22 vat . the. Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale with the Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemeterv.
Clipped from The Madison County Record, 22 May 1997, Thu, Page 17


This is a photo of the tombstone for Gwendolyn Stout and Crawford Herman Thompson .
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson's Tombstone
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson

Gwendolyn Stout of Springdale, Washington, Arkansas was listed in Ilene Matthaniel "Bud" Stout's obituary in December 2002 as a surviving sister.
Ilene Mathaniel 'Bud' Stout

Mayfield -- Ilene Mathaniel "Bud" Stout, 75, of Mayfield died Dec. 17, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1927, at Venus to Claud James and Elsie Reynolds Stout. He retired from Campbell Soup Co. after 35 years of servie. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Bailey Stout of the home; one son, Lee Stout of Witter; one brother, James Stout of Huntsville; one sister, Gwendolyn Thompson of Springdale; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville with the Rev. Earl Dean Morris officiating. Burial will be in Alabam Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randall Stout, Jason Stout, Tyler Stout, Bobby Stout, Rick Garner, and Terry Sisco. Honorary pallbearers will be James Berry Reynolds, Vernon Williams and Mack Seals.
Gwendolyn Stout was a witness In the 1980s, Grandpa and Grandma wanted the family to go to the cemeteries with them on Memorial Day weekend so that all of us could see where the family was buried.

We loaded up in our cars and hit the road. We went to Friendship Cemetery in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas and to several cemeteries in Madison county, Arkansas.

Along the way, we stopped a few times. We had a picnic lunch at one of the roadside picnic areas along the roadside. This photo was snapped during one of those stops.
Grandma and Grandpa Thompson accompanied Danny and Diane had traveled to Memphis with Danny and his family on one of their trips to take Bill to St. Jude's Hospital for a treatment/test related to his cancer. They did some sightseeing in Memphis after the testing.



Great-Grandma Elsie Louise Reynolds Stout, Grandma Gwendolyn Stout Thompson, and Claude James Stout
Grandma Thompson is holding a Christmas cake decorated by Grandma and Great-Grandma
The photo is from the late 1960s to early 1970s
Grandma Gwendolyn Stout Thompson
Gwendolyn Stout

Gwendolyn Stout was born on 02 Nov 1925 in Arkansas, USA as the first child of Claude James Stout and Elsie Louise Reynolds. She had three siblings, namely: James Vernard, Ilene Matthaniel Bud. She died on 26 Oct 2006 in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas (Circle of Life Hospice Center). When she was 21, She married Crawford Herman Ch Thompson,son of Vern Thompson and Venna Elizabeth Stansell, on 26 Jul 1947.

Gwendolyn Stout lived in Kings River, Madison, Arkansas, USA in 1930. She lived in Springdale, AR in 1995.

Grandma Thompson was a homemaker for most of her life. She used to love to sew, crochet, and knit. During the 1970s and early 1980s when it was a popular hobby, she made plaster cast wall decorations. She also did a lot of cake decorating.

During the 1980s she spent a lot of her time caring for her father Claude James Stout and her Aunt Mabel Stout Parsons. They lived on Brogdon Street just around the corner from her house. She made sure that they had meals and eventually spent most of her time caring for her father in the months before his death.

She enjoyed fishing with Grandpa and would spend the hunting season camping with Grandpa Thompson. She enjoyed keeping the camp and spending the time alone with Grandpa.

Family 1

Family 2

Crawford Herman Thompson d. 19 May 1997