Mary Elizabeth Thompson

1869–1952 (Age 82)
Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Thompson was born on 19 July 1869, in Putnam, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Creed Thompson, was 28 and her mother, Susannah A. Kessler, was 27. She married William L Neff in 1889. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Scott Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Jackson Township, Boone, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 June 1952, in Jamestown, Boone, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Thompson
William L Neff
Marriage: 1889
Alva Leonard Neff
Girlie Neff
Golda Mae Neff
Floyd Herman Neff
Mary Susan Neff

Spouse & Children

Indiana, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Creed Thompson


  • Susannah A. Kessler




  • Nathaniel Bart Thompson


  • Female1869–1952Female

  • Vena Alice Thompson


  • Sarah L. Thompson


  • Male1875–1953Male

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

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)

  • E Mary Neff in household of L William Neff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Neff in entry for Alvin L Neff, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Mary Neff in household of William L Neff, "United States Census, 1900"

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