William McDonald Thomas

30 October 1913–8 August 1992 (Age 78)
Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States

The Life of William McDonald

When William McDonald Thomas was born on 30 October 1913, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, his father, William Montgomery Thomas, was 26 and his mother, Marguerite Jane McDonald, was 25. He married Jennie Louise Ricottone on 12 June 1938, in Aguilar, Las Animas, Colorado, United States. He lived in Antonito, Conejos, Colorado, United States in 1930 and Alamosa, Alamosa, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 8 August 1992, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, United States.

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William McDonald Thomas
Jennie Louise Ricottone
Marriage: 12 June 1938

Spouse and Children

12 June 1938
Aguilar, Las Animas, Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)

1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 1

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • William Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm M Thomas in household of Wm M Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"

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