William M. Thomas

25 January 1875–
Louisiana, United States

The Life 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, Rebecca Marcissia Shackleford, was 28.

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Family Time Line

William Jackson Thomas
1826–1893
Rebecca Marcissia Shackleford
1846–1898
John Quitman A Thomas
1860–1937
Ruth Emma Thomas
1862–1938
Mary Francis Thomas
1863–1953
Ether Lenora Thomas
1866–1882
Robert Edward Thomas
1867–1936
Willis R. J. Thomas
1869–1936
Anna M. Thomas
1871–1954
Catharine N. Thomas
1873–1959
William M. Thomas
1875–
George Wesley Thomas
1876–1958
Matilda Thomas
1878–
Elisha Thomas
1878–
Elijah Thomas
1879–1952
Miss Thomas
1880–
Bertha Thomas
1881–
Arthur Thomas
1882–
Archidbald Clyde Thomas
1884–1969

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World Events (3)

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

Age 1

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

Age 1

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

Age 6

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, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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