Thomas Benton Piland

30 March 1894–7 May 1947 (Age 53)
Noble, Ozark, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas Benton

When Thomas Benton Piland was born on 30 March 1894, in Noble, Ozark, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Alexander Piland, was 31 and his mother, Martha Ann Pilant, was 28. He married Mary Luvica Lucinda Eley on 24 June 1914, in Wallace, 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 for about 5 years. He died on 7 May 1947, in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Paul Cemetery, Paul, 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
Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

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.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries - 1906: Sanders, Montana, United States
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

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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