James Forrest Thomas

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

The Life Summary of James Forrest

When James Forrest Thomas was born on 15 January 1888, in Missouri, United States, 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 St. Helena, Napa, California, United States in 1935 and Vallejo Judicial Township, Solano, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 July 1962, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Lone Oak Township, Bates, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Forrest Thomas
1888–1962
Helen Frances Zelt
1893–1988
Marriage: 10 February 1918
Francis D Thomas
1920–
Robert J Thomas
1921–1998
Jerald Forrest Thomas
1926–2013

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1918Pierce, Washington, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1889 · Washington Becomes a State
    Age 1
    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 16
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    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

    (1997: 219271;2007: 524288; 2010: 756142)English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (11)

    • James Thomas in household of David B Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James Forrest Thomas, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • James Forrest Thomas, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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