James Forrest Thomas

15 January 1888–12 July 1962 (Age 74)
Missouri, United States

The Life of James Forrest

When James Forrest Thomas was born on 15 January 1888, his father, David Beaver Thomas, was 39 and his mother, Terestins Cornelia Millender, was 28. He married Helen Frances Zelt on 10 February 1918, in Pierce, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in United States in 1900. He died on 12 July 1962, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Forrest Thomas
Helen Frances Zelt
Marriage: 10 February 1918
Francis D Thomas
Robert J Thomas
Jerald Forrest Thomas

Spouse and Children

10 February 1918
Pierce, Washington, United States


    Francis D Thomas


    Robert J Thomas


    Jerald Forrest Thomas


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • James F Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James F Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jam F Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

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