Mary Ellen Thompson

1893–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Thompson was born in 1893, in Tennessee, United States. She married Ottis Curlee Cooper on 23 February 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
1893–
Ottis Curlee Cooper
1891–1972
Marriage: 23 February 1921
Ottis C Cooper Jr
1925–
Benson Cooper
1928–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
23 February 1921
children

(2)

  • Ottis C Cooper Jr

    Male1925–Male

  • Benson Cooper

    Male1928–Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1927

Age 34

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (2)

  • Mary E Cooper in household of Ottis C Cooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Thompson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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