Charles Marshman Wade Thomas

Male1837–12 May 1920

Brief Life History 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
1837–1920
Mary E. Howard
1838–
Marriage: 22 March 1870

Sources (10)

  • Charles Thomas in household of Arden Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles M. W. Thomas, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Chas M W Thomas, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    22 March 1870Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1846

    Age 9

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

    1863

    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

    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.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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