Mary Ellen Thompson

1894–1978 (Age 84)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born in 1894, in Alabama, United States, her father, Joseph Underwood Thompson, was 39 and her mother, Mary Pauline Hamilton, was 36. She lived in Bayou La Batre, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 September 1978, in Tarrant, Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States.

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Mary Ellen Thompson
Homer Gillis

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  • Female1877–1955Female

  • Female1879–1959Female



  • Edgar Thompson




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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 0

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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 Gillis in household of Joseph E Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen Thompson in household of Joseph Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Thompson in household of Underwood Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"

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