Martha Jane Thompson

21 June 1889–30 December 1991 (Age 102)
Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Thompson was born on 21 June 1889, in Scott, Tennessee, United States, her father, Lewis Thompson Junior, was 57 and her mother, Elizabeth Armelda Blakley, was 35. She married Donald Brown Harrington on 26 January 1906, in Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Civil District 13, Henry, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Pleasant Valley Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 30 December 1991, at the age of 102, and was buried in Downey Cemetery, Downey, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donald Brown Harrington
Martha Jane Thompson
Marriage: 26 January 1906
Fuchsia Harrington
Dennis M. Harrington
Melda Harrington
William D. Harrington
Jane O. Harrington
Carl M Harrington
Maribeth Gwendolyn Harrington

Spouse and Children

26 January 1906
Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States


    Fuchsia Harrington


    Dennis M. Harrington


    Melda Harrington


    William D. Harrington


    Jane O. Harrington


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 24

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Harington in household of D B Harington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha J Harrington in household of Don B Harrington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha J Thompson in household of Lewis Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"

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