Mary Elizabeth Thompson

1860–1948 (Age 88)
Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Thompson was born in May 1860, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Alexander Tompson, was 21 and her mother, Minerva Elizabeth McCoy, was 17. She married John Wesley Jones on 31 July 1881, in Oakdale, Morgan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Eagle Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 July 1948, in Lowell, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lowell, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Thompson
John Wesley Jones
Marriage: 31 July 1881
Sephie Ethel Jones
William Alexandria Jones
Laura Alice Jones
James Martin Jones
John Luther Jones
William Henry Jones

Spouse & Children

31 July 1881
Oakdale, Morgan, Tennessee, United States


  • Sephie Ethel Jones


  • William Alexandria Jones


  • Female1885–1971Female

  • James Martin Jones


  • Male1887–1968Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1860–1948Female

  • Joseph A Thompson


  • Mahala I Thompson


  • Female1867–1946Female

  • James M Thompson


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 2

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 A E Tompson in household of William A Tompson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Thompson in household of Alexander Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Jones in household of John W Jones, "United States Census, 1920"

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