Mary Elizabeth Thompson

1861–1944 (Age 83)
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Thompson was born in 1861, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Shanklin Thompson, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth M Ritchie, was 26. She married William Robert Napier on 13 October 1884, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 1 December 1944, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Thompson
William Robert Napier
Marriage: 13 October 1884
Walter Ritchie Napier
Amy Leah Napier
Mary Lillian Napier
Robert Earle Napier
Margaret Florence Napier
Maurice Frederick Napier

Spouse & Children

13 October 1884
Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada


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Parents & Siblings

  • Shanklin Thompson


  • Elizabeth M Ritchie




  • Female1861–1944Female

  • William L. Thompson


  • Ida A. Thompson


  • Walter Drake Thompson


  • Frederic Mossman Thompson


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World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 6

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 8

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 40

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.

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)

  • Minnie Thompson in household of Shanklin Thompson, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Napier in entry for William R Napier, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"
  • Minnie in entry for Margaret Florence Napier, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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