Mary Ellen Thompson

1888–1965 (Age 76)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born in November 1888, in Mississippi, United States, her father, John William Thompson, was 47 and her mother, Mary Ellen Woodall, was 24. She married James William McClure on 21 October 1904, in Falls, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Bell, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Rosebud, Falls, Texas, United States in 1920. She died in 1965, in Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Barclay Cemetery, Barclay, Falls, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
James William McClure
Marriage: 21 October 1904
Opal M. McClure
Mildred McClure

Spouse & Children

21 October 1904
Falls, Texas, United States


  • Opal M. McClure


  • Mildred McClure


  • McClure


Parents & Siblings

  • John William Thompson


  • Mary Ellen Woodall




World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 19

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 26

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

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 Thompson in household of John W Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Mcclure in household of James W Mcclure, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella Mcclure in household of James Mcclure, "United States Census, 1910"

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