Ross Philip Thomas

2 July 1882–4 February 1968 (Age 85)
Barnesville, Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ross Philip

When Ross Philip Thomas was born on 2 July 1882, in Barnesville, Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Zollicauffer Thomas, was 28 and his mother, Edith Johnson, was 23. He married Lurinda May Naffziger on 16 June 1913, in Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Springfield City, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 4 February 1968, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ross Philip Thomas
Lurinda May Naffziger
Marriage: 16 June 1913
Judith Ellen Thomas
Vincent Douglas Thomas
Ruth Marie Thomas
Dorothy Jean Thomas
Ross W Thomas

Spouse and Children

16 June 1913
Stark, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Zollicauffer Thomas






    Miley William Thomas


    Charles Ward Thomas


    Judith Edna Thomas


World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, viz. from tham, doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek, a word meaning of two hearts. But the Hebrew tham (pi. thami) is a twin, and the Greek Didymus has the same signification; and there is a tradition that the apostle, whose real name is said to have been Judas, was a twin-brother of Jesus, or that he had a twin-sister Lydia (Lysia?), the former being the most probable. Dr. William Smith says the word Thoma, means a twin; and so it is translated in John xi. 16, xxi. 2; and he adds, "In Cant. vii. 4, the name is simply Tham, exactly our 'Tom.' The frequency of the name in England is derived, not from the apostle, but from St. Thomas of Canterbury."

Sources (3)

  • Ross P Thomas in household of Henry Z Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ross P Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ross T Thomas in household of Henry Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"

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