Caroline “Carrie” (Thompson) Mayfield (1892 - 1971)

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Caroline “Carrie” (Thompson) Mayfield
1892 - 1971
May 12, 1892
Beaver City, Nebraska United States 68926
November 12, 1971
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
Caroline “Carrie” (Thompson) Mayfield was born on May 12, 1892 in Beaver City, Nebraska United States. Her maiden name is Thompson and she married into the Mayfield family. She is the child of George W Thompson, Sr and Jessie E (Goodman) Thompson, with siblings Etta, Addie, Nora, Bessie, Pearl, Harvey, and Alvin. She died on November 12, 1971 in Colorado Springs, Colorado United States at 79 years old.
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Unknown Newspaper Mrs. Irving Mayfield Mrs. Caroline Mayfield of 845 Martin St., the wife of Irving Lee Mayfield, died Friday, Nov. 12, in Colorado Springs after a long illness. She was 79 years old. The former Caroline Thompson, she was born at Beaver City, Neb., May 12, 1892. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson. She married Roy Earl Thomas in 1913 who died in 1920. She married Irving Lee Mayfield of Arapahoe Oct. 29, 1933. They moved to Ridgeway in 1935 and lived there 13 years before coming to Longmont. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Women’s Society of Christian Service and the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Eva Ambrosier of Colorado Springs; two sons, Floyd Thomas of Beaver City, and Roy Thomas of Colorado Springs; two [stepsons] Everett Mayfield of Denver and Ernest Mayfield of Anchorage, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Marjorie McMillan of Spokane, Wash.; a sister Mrs. M. S. (Pearl) Thomas of Beaver City, a brother, Harvey Thompson of Thayer, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Beaver City Monday. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Beaver City.
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Caroline “Carrie” (Thompson) Mayfield passed away on November 12, 1971 in Colorado Springs, Colorado United States at 79 years of age. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Beaver City, Nebraska United States. Caroline was born on May 12, 1892 in Beaver City, Nebraska United States. She is the child of George W Thompson, Sr and Jessie E (Goodman) Thompson, with siblings Etta, Addie, Nora, Bessie, Pearl, Harvey, and Alvin.

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In 1892, in the year that Caroline “Carrie” (Thompson) Mayfield was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1935, when she was 43 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1944, by the time she was 52 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1967, at the age of 75 years old, Caroline was alive when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1971, in the year of Caroline “Carrie” (Thompson) Mayfield's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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