Joseph Paul "Pete" Thomas

3 June 1934–15 December 1985 (Age 51)
Bertie, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Paul "Pete"

When Joseph Paul "Pete" Thomas was born on 3 June 1934, in Bertie, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph William Thomas, was 25 and his mother, Beulah Bertie Phelps, was 23. He lived in Merry Hill, Bertie, North Carolina, United States for about 45 years. He died on 15 December 1985, in Bertie, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Capeharts Baptist Church Cemetery, Merry Hill, Bertie, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Thomas
1908–1974
Beulah Bertie Phelps
1911–1978
Atha Jane Thomas
1929–1994
Joseph Paul "Pete" Thomas
1934–1985

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 1
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act
Age 1
This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War
Age 14
The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Joseph Thomas in household of Joe W Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Joseph Paul Thomas, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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