Husband: Wilbur L. Thompson (1 2 3)
Born: 21 Apr 1919 in Center, North Dakota
Married: 29 Jun 1946 in Billings, Montana
Died: Mar 1991 in Glendale, Maricopa, AZ (4)
Wife: Jessie Irene Braden (5)
Born: 13 May 1913 in Quinion, Billings, North Dakota (6 7)
Died: 14 Jun 2000 in Phoenix, AZ (8)
Father: William F. Braden
Mother: Winifred Ellen Pierce
Spouses: Living; Wilson McClain
01 (?): Living
Additional Information

Wilbur L. Thompson:


per Greely Manual: Wilbur served in the South Pacific during WWII. He worked for Lockheed Aircraft at Luke Airforce Base. He was the son of Henry and Grace (Wing) Thompson. He and Jessie lived in Phoenix.

Jessie Irene Braden:


per mother's Obit. Jan 1943, Jessie is Mrs. Richard Weber, New Rockford (ND).

per father's Obit, Jan 1952, Jessie is "Mrs. Jessie I. Thompson, China Lake, California."

per Greely Manual: Jessie was an elementary schoolteacher.

I visited Jessie with Aunt Musa and Cousin Bessie in 1954. At that time she was living on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. Per Yvonne Scheller letter, at that time Jessie was married to Bill Thompson and, "Bill was in the navy at Whidbey."

Marriage Notes

Divorced: Y

  1. William Braden Obituary (Golden Valley News, 3 Jan 1952).
  2. Yvonne Scheller, letter 15 May 2004.
  3. Margrit Hamilton Lees, Greely Manual.
  4. Social Security Death Index.
  5. Census, Federal - 1920 - Billings Co., ND, unorganized twsp 144N -R100W; ED# 13, sheet 4 recorded 28 Jan 1920, ED: 13, sheet 4.
    (28 Jan 1920)

    Line 4 Dwelling #2 Family #2

    Braden, William head age 44 WI Eng Canada Farmer, General
    Winifred E. wife 29 WI WI WI
    Jessie I dau 6 ND WI WI
    Vera G dau 4 8/12 ND WI WI
    Mable M dau 3 3/12 ND WI WI
    Arnold W son 1 4/12 ND WI WI

  6. Ibid.
  7. contact: RICHARD L. Pierce <>, Thomas Pierce of Charlestown, Mass.
  8. Ibid.

    [Richard Pierce gives this death date and attributes it to Jim Churchill of Sherwood, Oregon. Pierce also indicates Jessie was married three times.]

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