Mary Ellen Thompson

1891–1920 (Age 28)
Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 11 September 1891, in Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Charles William Thompson, was 26 and her mother, Margaret Bell Wright, was 26. She married Hord Guy Houchins on 24 November 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fulton, West Fulton Township, Callaway, Missouri Territory, United States in 1900 and Round Prairie, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 14 July 1920, in Carrington, Callaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Ebenezer Church, Calwood Township, Callaway, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
Hord Guy Houchins
Marriage: 24 November 1909
Ralph Thompson Houchins
Anna Bell Houchins
William Raymond Houchins Sr
Martha Wright Houchins
Ruth Pauline Houchins

Spouse & Children

24 November 1909


  • Ralph Thompson Houchins


  • Anna Bell Houchins


  • William Raymond Houchins Sr


  • Female1918–2009Female

  • Ruth Pauline Houchins


Parents & Siblings

  • Charles William Thompson


  • Female1865–1951Female



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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 9

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 Huckins in household of Charles W Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Thompson in household of C W Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Houchins in household of Hord G Houchins, "United States Census, 1920"

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