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Re: Roxie Thompson ~ who are Biologicals?

Thanks for the helping hands. I appreciate it. :D

Here is the marriage info from familysearch.org for Rita Delores Thompson and William Cleveland:

Name: William James Cleveland
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 01 Jan 1940
Event Place: District of Columbia, United States
Age: 22
Birth Year (Estimated): 1918
Father's Name:
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name: Rita Delores Thompson
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 22
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1918
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 2319181
Digital Folder Number: 4661670
Image Number: 00238
(Source: familysearch.org)

Here is Rita and William in the home of her parents in 1940:

Name: Rita D Cleveland
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Tract 78, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 11, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original):
Race (Standardized): Negro
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Adopted daughter
Birthplace: District Of Columbia
Estimated Birth Year: 1918
Residence in 1935: Same House
Enumeration District Number: 1-446A
Family Number: 147
Sheet Number and Letter: 9B
Line Number: 53
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 568
Digital Folder Number: 005461953
Image Number: 00284
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Francis A Thompson M 63 FL
Wife Roxie E Thompson F 46 VA Virginia
Son-in-law William J Cleveland M 23 TN
Adopted daughter Rita D Cleveland F 22 DC
(Source: familysearch.org)

Here is Rita's adopted parents in 1920:

Name: Roxanne Thompson
Event Type:
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: , , District of Columbia
Gender: Female
Age: 28
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black
Birthplace: Virginia
Birth Year (Estimated): 1892
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Household ID: 93
Sheet Number: 4
GS Film number: 1820213
Digital Folder Number: 4295781
Image Number: 00014
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Francis Thompson M 43y England
WIFE Roxanne Thompson F 28y Virginia
Mamie Elliott F 27y Virginia
Lillian Elliott F 27y Virginia
(Sourse familysearch.org)

Mamie and Lillian Elliott are listed as lodgers in the Thompson's home. Is it possible that one of these ladie's could be the birthmother of Rita?

Will continue to search for the family in the 1920 census.

Regina


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