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Dr. Mary Anna Thompson

Birth14 FEB 18255 6 7 8
 
5 7 8
of parents both born in England8
Reside18607 8
 
7 8
Moved18667 8
 
7 8
via Isthmus of Panama8
Reside1870
 
age 45; Occupation: Physician
Reside18806
 
6
age 56; Occupation: Physician6
Reside19005
 
5
age 85; widowed; head of household; Occupation: Doctor; Residence: 430 Sixth5
Death4 MAY 19197 8
 
7 8
six months after a paralytic stroke8
Graveunknown
Aged: 94.2 years


Oregon Historical Quarterly © 2012 Oregon Historical Society

Abstract:

Dr. Mary Anna Cooke Thompson — Portland’s first woman physician — was a leader in Oregon’s first generation of women’s rights activists. As a committed temperance and prohibition advocate, Thompson often clashed with Abigail Scott Duniway and, along with Dr. Bethenia Owens-Adair, challenged Duniway’s leadership of the Oregon Woman Suffrage Association. In January of 1878, during a nine-month journey to the East Coast, Thompson participated in the National Woman Suffrage Association Convention, at Washington, D.C., and was one of thirteen women, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to address the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections in support of Senator A.A. Sargent’s historic introduction of a woman suffrage amendment. Thompson’s speech — reproduced in its entirety here — underscored her belief in the moral superiority of woman and woman’s ability, if given the ballot, to stem the growing tide of vice and corruption. Thompson also lobbied Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes, lectured on a variety of reform topics, and met with pioneer suffragists such as Lucretia Mott and Lucy Stone. 













ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Charles 

abt 1848  IL  
2

Francis A. "Frank" 

184910 DEC 1889  IL  
3

George E. 

abt 1851  IL  
4

Mary E. 

abt 1854  IL  
5+

Lewis Ernest 

JUN 18556 NOV 1918  IL Linda F. Manciet 
6

James R. 

FEB 18711948  OR  
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  4. Census: OR, Multnomah Co, Portland. 1870..,,;
  5. Census: OR, Multnomah Co, Portland. 1880..,,;
  6. Website:Find a Grave, Reuben Thompson (1815 - 1885); Includes partial vital statistics, exact plot, and link;
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  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  5. Census: OR, Multnomah Co. 1900,,;
  6. Census: OR, Multnomah Co, Portland. 1880..,,;
  7. Website:Heather Reynolds, 'Mary Anna Cook Thompson,' "Woman City Builders: Honoring Women's Civic Contributions to Portland," 2004; Detailed biography;
  8. Website:Jean Ward, "Mary Anna Cooke Thompson (1825 - 1919), 'The Oregon Encyclopedia'; Biography and photograph;
  •  20-Feb-14 9:20 PM
For Virginia Sholin Smallwood--As the author of the article you cite from the 2012 Oregon Historical Quarterly, I am interested in learning more about your relationship to Dr. Mary Anna Cooke Thompson. Are you her great-granddaughter, or is there some other relationship? I continue to do research and writing about her, and I am very interested in making contact with her descendants.

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