Mary Elizabeth Thompson

1861–1944 (Age 83)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Thompson was born on 22 March 1861, in South Carolina, United States. She married Newton Foster Knight about 1884, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Garvin Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Central, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1930. She died on 3 May 1944, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Thompson
Newton Foster Knight
Marriage: about 1884
Newton Foster Jr Knight
Eugene Franklin Knight
Mattie E Knight
Oscar M Knight
Mollie D Knight
Hattie Knight
Harry Warren Knight

Spouse & Children

about 1884
Pickens, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 10

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.

Age 25

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 L Knight in household of Newton L Knight, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Knight in household of Arther T Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lizzie Knight in household of Newton Knight, "United States Census, 1920"

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