Mary Elizabeth Thompson

1865–1943 (Age 77)
Hatfield, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Thompson was born on 11 June 1865, in Hatfield, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States, her father, Persia Barton Thompson Sr, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Catherine Carothers, was 24. She married Samuel Linn Chapin Sr on 25 December 1885, in Hatfield, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Faribault, Rice, Minnesota, United States in 1880 and Luverne, Rock, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years. She died on 10 February 1943, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Thompson
Samuel Linn Chapin Sr
Marriage: 25 December 1885
Sprague Linn Chapin Jr
Barton Henry Chapin
Elizabeth M Chapin

Spouse & Children

25 December 1885
Hatfield, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States


  • Male1887–1966Male

  • Barton Henry Chapin


  • Elizabeth M Chapin


Parents & Siblings

  • Persia Barton Thompson Sr


  • Elizabeth Catherine Carothers




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 19

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 21

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 E Thompson in household of P B Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Chapin in household of Samuel E Chapin, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Mary Chapin in household of Samuel Chapin, "United States Census, 1940"

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