Mary Ellen Thompson

1886–1962 (Age 76)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 10 April 1886, in Alabama, United States, her father, William Ellis Thompson, was 36 and her mother, Gazarine Corley, was 34. She married Elisha Farmer Ogburn on 23 July 1905, in Coosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 29 November 1962, in Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
Elisha Farmer Ogburn
Marriage: 23 July 1905
Madolph Birdie Ogburn
Frank Mccord Ogburn
Neillie Myrtice Ogburn
Anna Elizabeth Ogburn
Robert Percy Ogburn
William Ogburn

Spouse & Children

23 July 1905
Coosa, Alabama, United States


  • Madolph Birdie Ogburn


  • Frank Mccord Ogburn


  • Neillie Myrtice Ogburn


  • Anna Elizabeth Ogburn


  • Robert Percy Ogburn


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • William Ellis Thompson


  • Gazarine Corley




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 Oghuon in household of Elisha F Oghuon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Ogburn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellen Ogburn in household of Elisha Ogburn, "United States Census, 1920"

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