Mary Ellen Thompson

1897–1982 (Age 85)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Thompson was born about 1897, in Missouri, United States. She married Awyer Evans Bates from January 1932 to December 1932. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died in August 1982, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
Awyer Evans Bates
Marriage: from January 1932 to December 1932

Spouse & Children

from January 1932 to December 1932

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 Ellen Bates in household of Albert E Bates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Find A Grave Index for A. E. Bates (Albert E.)
  • Awyer E. Bates, Death Certificate, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1960

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