Thomas Benton Piland

3 November 1889–7 May 1947 (Age 57)
Noble, Ozark, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Benton

When Thomas Benton Piland was born on 3 November 1889, in Noble, Ozark, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Alexander Piland, was 26 and his mother, Martha Ann Pilant, was 23. He married Mary Luvica Lucinda Eley on 24 June 1914, in Shoshone, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1930 and Paul Election Precinct, Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 7 May 1947, in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Paul Cemetery, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benton Piland
Mary Luvica Lucinda Eley
Marriage: 24 June 1914
Claude Thomas Piland
Carrie Ella Piland
Verma Mae Piland
Willie Piland

Spouse and Children

24 June 1914
Shoshone, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1890 · Montana's First Hydroelectric Dam

Age 1

Black Eagle Dam located in Great Falls, Montana was created in 1890. This was the first hydroelectric dam in the state of Montana.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Pieland (of Slavic origin), a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion, ultimately from Slavic belu ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas B Piland in household of Samuel A Piland Sr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas B Piland in household of Samuel A Piland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • T Benton Piland, "United States Census, 1930"

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