William Thomas

8 September 1871–10 November 1895 (Age 24)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of William

When William Thomas was born on 8 September 1871, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Robert T Thomas, was 49 and his mother, Anne Cathrine Ericksen, was 37. He died on 10 November 1895, in his hometown, at the age of 24, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 10

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Robert T Thomas

One of the seven sons of Robert T Thomas, William Thomas (1871-1895), wrote a Historical Sketch and Genealogy of the Thomas Family [Dcms.lds.org. Retrieved 8 July 2016, from https://dcms.lds.org/deliv …

Sources (3)

  • William Thomas in household of Robert Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Thomas in household of Robert Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

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