George Earl Thomas

2 December 1892–1 December 1977 (Age 85)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of George Earl

When George Earl Thomas was born on 2 December 1892, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Samuel Thomas, was 23 and his mother, Ida Moore, was 20. He married Gladys Ballantyne on 2 July 1915, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 1 December 1977, at the age of 84.

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George Earl Thomas
Gladys Ballantyne
Marriage: 2 July 1915
Marianne Zoe Thomas
Ruth Rosanna Thomas

Spouse and Children

2 July 1915
Weber, Utah, United States



    Ruth Rosanna Thomas


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 6

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • George E Thomas in household of Zoe M Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Thomas in household of Samuel Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • G Earl Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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