Mary Ellen Thompson

1895–1990 (Age 95)
Onslow, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Thompson was born on 20 September 1895, in Onslow, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Quincy Adams Thompson, was 34 and her mother, Mildred Ann Ottaway, was 30. She lived in Stump Sound Township, Onslow, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 10 October 1990, in Woodbridge, Prince William, Virginia, United States, at the age of 95.

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Mary Ellen Thompson
Lester Dixon

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Quincy Adams Thompson


  • Female1865–1955Female



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

Age 25

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 (1)

  • Mary E Thompson in household of John Thompson, "United States Census, 1900"

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