Benjamin Daniel Thomas

23 November 1854–6 October 1893 (Age 38)
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Benjamin Daniel

When Benjamin Daniel Thomas was born on 23 November 1854, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Preston Thomas, was 40 and his mother, Maria Amanda Foscue, was 32. He lived in St. Joseph, Apache, Arizona Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 6 October 1893, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 38.

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Preston Thomas
Maria Amanda Foscue
Ann Elizabeth Thomas
Omni Thomas
Anna Maria Thomas
Benjamin Daniel Thomas
Nancy Eliza Thomas
Marion Augusta Thomas

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World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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  • Benj. D. Thomas in household of Jno. Bushman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjn D Thomas in household of Maria F Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint Joseph, Apache, Arizona; Roll: 36; Family History Film: 1254036; Page: 41A; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0088

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