Mary Ellen Thompson

1886–1954 (Age 68)
Little River, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 6 February 1886, in Little River, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada as the daughter of Margaret Kelly. She married John Lawson Purdy in 1903, in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 November 1954, in Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
1886–1954
John Lawson Purdy
1881–1964
Marriage: 1903
Doris Margaret Purdy
1905–1995
Christina Grace Purdy
1906–
Bernice Georgina Purdy
1908–1981
Harold Gilroy Purdy
1909–1997
Izee Jean Purdy
1910–1968
Ernest Lawson Purdy
1912–1949
Leo Hiram Purdy
1914–1966

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1903
Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

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Parents & Siblings

  • Margaret Kelly

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 23

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 35

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 59

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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 entry for Walter Levi Rushton and Georgina Purdy, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Mary E Thompson in entry for John L Purdy, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Mary Ellen Purdy, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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