Mary Jane Thomas

25 April 1894–7 May 1949 (Age 55)
Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Thomas was born on 25 April 1894, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, her father, James Thomas THOMAS, was 24 and her mother, Mary Adeline PRESTWOOD, was 22. She married Daniel Colombus Howell on 4 February 1911, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Allison, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Severs Township, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 May 1949, in Morris, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Morris, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Colombus Howell
Mary Jane Thomas
Marriage: 4 February 1911
Richard Crawford Howell
Elizabeth M Howell
Clarence D Howell
Robert Tommie Howell Sr
Lawrence Walton Howell

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Colombus Howell



4 February 1911
Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States


    Richard Crawford Howell


    Elizabeth M Howell


    Clarence D Howell


    Robert Tommie Howell Sr


    Lawrence Walton Howell


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Adeline PRESTWOOD




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 1

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Mary J Howell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary J Thomas in household of James T Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Thomas in household of James Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"

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