Mary Ellen Thompson

1885–1955 (Age 70)
Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 28 April 1885, in Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert Eugene Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Anna Eliza Grant, was 26. She married George Bowman Vardaman on 17 February 1902, in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lagro, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1935. She died on 26 December 1955, in Andrews, Huntington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Marion, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
George Bowman Vardaman
Marriage: 17 February 1902
Ada Marie Vardaman
Lawrence Adrian Vardaman
George Elwood Vardaman
Mary Crystal Vardaman
Robert Eugene Vardaman

Spouse & Children

  • Female1885–1955Female

  • George Bowman Vardaman


17 February 1902
Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Eugene Thompson


  • Anna Eliza Grant




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

Age 19

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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 Vardaman in household of George V Vardaman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Dardaman in household of George Dardaman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen Brown in household of Homer Brown, "United States Census, 1940"

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