Florence Ella Carter Thompson was the matriarch of the Carter Family, Thompson being the name from her third marriage. She had two children, William McKinley Carter and Viola Carter (Harrod), who was my father's mother.
She should not be confused with Florence Owens Thompson, the subject of Dorothea Lange's photo Migrant Mother (1936), an iconic image of the Great Depression.
A Young Florence Carter - circa 1900
When I started making these Web pages for family members, I didn't have any photographs of Great-grandma Thompson. My sister gave me a copy of her obituary when I went to Washington, DC for Uncle LeRoy's funeral, and I got beaucoup photographs of her a few weeks later when I drove down for an IGES meeting.
Florence with her children & her sisters (1905?)
Florence with Donna & my sister (1942)
Florence in her twighlight years, as I remember her (1950's)
Last photo of Florence at age 95 (1970)