Thomas Edward Yoakum

27 December 1896–25 September 1949 (Age 52)
Athens, Menard, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Edward

When Thomas Edward Yoakum was born on 27 December 1896, in Athens, Menard, Illinois, United States, his father, John H. Yoakum, was 44 and his mother, Margaret Maggie Nash, was 41. He had at least 1 son with Gladys P Thompson. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Athens Twp, Menard, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 25 September 1949, in Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Edward Yoakum
Gladys P Thompson
Thomas Edward Yoakum Jr

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    Thomas Edward Yoakum Jr


Parents and Siblings

    John H. Yoakum


    Margaret Maggie Nash




    William Francis Yoakum



    George F Yoakum


    Mary Ruth Yoakum



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Joachim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Yoakum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas E Yoakum in household of Ben Rubinsky, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Yoakum in household of John Yoakum, "United States Census, 1900"

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