Ross Philip Thomas

Brief Life History 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, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States for about 1 years. 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
1882–1968
Lurinda May Naffziger
1891–1982
Marriage: 16 June 1913
Judith Ellen Thomas
1914–2007
Vincent Douglas Thomas
1916–1992
Ruth Marie Thomas
1918–2008
Dorothy Jean Thomas
1921–2009
Ross Philip Thomas Jr
1930–

Sources (26)

  • Ross P Thomas, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ross P. Thomas, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Ross P. Thomas, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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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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