Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Highlight: Loessa (Susie) Thompson

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By: Betty Thompson

 

WALTERS—Loessa (Susie) Thompson still lives on the same section of land that her family has farmed for four generations. And just like a farm that triumphs through hard times, Thompson has persevered despite her own difficult challenges. Thompson’s great-grand- Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Highlight: Loessa (Susie) Thompson By: Betty Thompson parents first came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon for the Land Run of 1893, also known as the Cherokee Strip Land Run. Though they originally settled in northern Oklahoma, Thompson’s great-grandparents later moved to Walters where their farming legacy continues to this day. Her mother Ruth named her Loessa for her two grandmothers, Loyse and Odessa, though her brother Jack wanted to name her “Sue,” after Sue Bees honey. They compromised on Loessa Sue, hence her nickname “Susie.”

 

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