Thomas Worth

19 September 1852–10 August 1930 (Age 77)
Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Worth was born on 19 September 1852, in Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Richard J Worth, was 42 and his mother, Sophia Jefferies, was 39. He married Prudence Eddy on 19 May 1880, in Hamilton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming Territory, United States for about 30 years. In 1897, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as janitor in Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming Territory, United States. He died on 10 August 1930, in Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Worth
Prudence Eddy
Marriage: 19 May 1880
Florence May Worth
Thomas Frederick Hoopes Worth
Faith Marie Worth
Frank Worth
Ruth Juanita Worth

Spouse and Children

19 May 1880
Hamilton, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Bennett Jefferies Worth


    Rachel Ann Worth




    Annie Worth


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 11

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Worth, for example in Cheshire, Dorset, Sussex, and Kent, from Old English worð ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The vocabulary word probably survived into the Middle English period in the sense of a subsidiary settlement dependent on a main village, and in some cases the surname may be a topographic name derived from this use.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Worth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Worth in household of Sophia J Worth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Worth in household of Faith M Pruett, "United States Census, 1930"

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