Mary Ellen Thompson

1890–1972 (Age 81)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 13 September 1890, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, her father, Archibald A Thompson, was 32 and her mother, Catherine M Howard, was 18. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Walter Ellsworth Goodling. She lived in District 2 Assessment District, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1900 and Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 July 1972, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lorraine Park Cemetery, Woodlawn, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Thompson
Walter Ellsworth Goodling
Bernett T. Goodling
Mary E. Goodling

Spouse & Children

  • Female1890–1972Female

  • Walter Ellsworth Goodling




  • Bernett T. Goodling


  • Mary E. Goodling


Parents & Siblings

  • Archibald A Thompson


  • Catherine M Howard




  • Female1890–1972Female

  • Archie L Thompson


  • Margaret May Thompson


  • Bennett Francis Thompson


  • Female1898–1973Female

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 8

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 Archibald Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Goodling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Goodling in household of Walter E Goodling, "United States Census, 1920"

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