Mary Ellen Thompson

1892–1973 (Age 81)
Haw River, Alamance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born in 1892, in Haw River, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, her father, Solomon Grant Thompson, was 20 and her mother, Martha Pratt Andrews, was 16. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Thomas Warren Young. She lived in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died in 1973, at the age of 81, and was buried in Highland Burial Park, Danville, Virginia, United States.

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Mary Ellen Thompson
Thomas Warren Young
"Willie" Eleanor Young
Harry C Young

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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 2

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 Young in household of Thomas W Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Wheeley in household of Monroe A Wheeley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Thompson in entry for Harry Cornelious Young and Christine Frances High, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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