Grace Dashwood Thom

Female7 July 1914–3 December 1986

Brief Life History of Grace Dashwood

When Grace Dashwood Thom was born on 7 July 1914, in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Dashwood John Thom, was 25 and her mother, Lilian Grace Eves, was 26. She married Herbert Leonard Gardner on 26 August 1939, in Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bexley, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died on 3 December 1986, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in Shoreham, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Herbert Leonard Gardner
Grace Dashwood Thom
Marriage: 26 August 1939
John Bernard Gardner

Sources (7)

  • England birth certificate for Grace Dashwood THOM
  • Thorn, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • England death certificate for Grace Dashwood GARDNER

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1939Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

    1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

    Age 7

    British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

    1939 · Britain Enters World War II

    Age 25

    Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me), a pet form of Thomas . In Scotland, Thom is also an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thom, see McComb .

    German: from the personal name Thom, a pet form of Thomas . This surname is also found in France.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 譚, see Tan 1.

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

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