William M. Thomas

Brief Life History of William M.

When William M. Thomas was born on 25 January 1875, in Louisiana, United States, his father, William Jackson Thomas, was 48 and his mother, Marcissia Rebecca N Shackleford, was 28.

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William Jackson Thomas
1826–1893
Marcissia Rebecca N Shackleford
1846–1898
John Quitman A Thomas
1860–1937
Ruth Emma Thomas
1862–1938
Mary Francis Thomas
1863–1953
Willis Thomas
1865–
Ether Lenora Thomas
1866–1882
Robert Edward Thomas
1867–1936
Willis R. J. Thomas
1869–1936
Anna Minerva Thomas
1871–1954
Catharine N. Thomas
1873–1959
William M. Thomas
1875–
George Wesley Thomas
1876–1958
Matilda Thomas
1878–
Elisha Jackson Thomas
1879–1952
Miss Thomas
1880–
Bertha Thomas
1881–
Arthur Thomas
1882–
Archidbald Clyde Thomas
1884–1961

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    World Events (3)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

    An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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