Mary Ellen Thompson

1890–1970 (Age 79)
Johnston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 15 June 1890, her father, John William Thompson, was 26 and her mother, Patsy Harriett Pittman, was 23. She married James M. Thompson on 2 December 1908, in Jackson, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Boon Hill Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Pine Level, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1970. She died on 21 January 1970, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
James M. Thompson
Marriage: 2 December 1908

Spouse & Children

2 December 1908
Jackson, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Rhoda Jane Thompson


  • Female1890–1970Female

  • Annie E. Thompson


  • Female1893–1982Female

  • Mollie W. Thompson


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 7

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 Thompson in household of John Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mrs Ellen Thompson in entry for John William Thompson, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Mary Ellen Thompson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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