Mary Ellen Thompson

1898–1975 (Age 76)
Grand Junction, Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 10 August 1898, in Grand Junction, Greene, Iowa, United States, her father, Noah Thompson, was 29 and her mother, Hattie Morse, was 23. She married Ray Johnson on 10 March 1920. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Greene, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 January 1975, in Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rippey, Greene, Iowa, United States.

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Mary Ellen Thompson
Ray Johnson
Marriage: 10 March 1920
Nadine Louise Johnson
Maxine Byrdena Johnson

Spouse & Children

10 March 1920


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Thompson in household of Noah Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Thompson in household of Noah Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Johnson in household of Ray Johnson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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