Vernon Dewitt Thomas

from 7 June 1913 to 31 December 1914–30 January 1978 (Age 64)
Ventura, Ventura, California, United States

The Life of Vernon Dewitt

When Vernon Dewitt Thomas was born from 7 June 1913 to 31 December 1914, in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States, his father, Ernest William Thomas, was 25 and his mother, Bertha H. Lee, was 22. He lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 30 January 1978, in San Rafael, Marin, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Ernest William Thomas
1889–1966
Bertha H. Lee
1892–1977
Vernon Dewitt Thomas
1913–1978
Lucille Bertha Thomas
1915–1984
Evelyn Eloise Thomas
1917–2002
Leona Louise Thomas
1917–

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World Events (8)

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.
1917

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1931

Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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  • Vernon E Thomas in household of Earnest W Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vernon E Thomas in household of Ernest W Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"

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