Mary Ellen Thompson

1891–1976 (Age 84)
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 24 September 1891, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, William Thompson Sr, was 30 and her mother, Sara Jane Remy, was 22. She married Martin Cornelius Mitts on 9 June 1908, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died in August 1976, in Shawnee Mission, Johnson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84.

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Mary Ellen Thompson
Martin Cornelius Mitts
Marriage: 9 June 1908
Mary Ellen Mitts

Spouse & Children

  • Female1891–1976Female

  • Martin Cornelius Mitts


9 June 1908
Jackson, Missouri, United States


  • Mary Ellen Mitts


Parents & Siblings



  • Thomas Alva Thompson


  • Male1889–1943Male

  • Female1891–1976Female

  • Edward Francis Thompson


  • Thomas Alva Thompson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 E Metts in household of Martin C Metts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Mitts in household of Martin C Mitts, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Mitts in household of M C Mitts, "United States Census, 1930"

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