Charles Marshman Wade Thomas

1837–1920 (Age 83)
Prescott, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Charles Marshman Wade

When Charles Marshman Wade Thomas was born in 1837, in Prescott, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ardon Thomas, was 42 and his mother, Serepta Holmes, was 40. He married Mary E. Howard on 22 March 1870, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 May 1920, in Ashland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83.

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Charles Marshman Wade Thomas
Mary E. Howard
Marriage: 22 March 1870

Spouse and Children

22 March 1870
Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Serepta Holmes




    Alpheus Orlando Thomas



    Rosannah Sarepta Thomas


    Rufina Finetta "Nettie" Thomas



World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Charles Thomas in household of Arden Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles M W Thomas in household of Ardon Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles M W Thomas in household of Andon Thomas, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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