James " Jim" Thomas

3 September 1874–1958 (Age 83)
Newton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of James " Jim"

When James " Jim" Thomas was born on 3 September 1874, in Newton, Arkansas, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Thomas, was 47 and his mother, Martha Patsey Spivey, was 42. He married Adeline Margaret Watson on 15 January 1899, in Newton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Newton, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1958, in Newton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mossville, Newton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James " Jim" Thomas
Adeline Margaret Watson
Marriage: 15 January 1899
Millard Fillmore Thomas
Child Thomas
Child Thomas
Child Thomas
Child Thomas
Child Thomas
Sidney "Sid" Taylor Thomas
Benjamin Franklin Thomas
John Thomas

Spouse and Children

15 January 1899
Newton, Arkansas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Thomas


    Martha Patsey Spivey




    Kimber Azo Thomas


    Sidney Thomas


    Mary Elizabeth Thomas


    Amanda Jane Elizabeth Thomas



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1889: Newton, Arkansas, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James S Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James S Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"

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