Carter Bell Thomas

17 September 1894–
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Carter Bell

When Carter Bell Thomas was born on 17 September 1894, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Robert Carter Bell Thomas, was 25 and his mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Van Brunt, was 19. He lived in Queens, New York, United States for about 20 years and Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. His occupation is listed as worked at a funeral home in New York, United States.

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Carter Bell Thomas
1894–
Anna A Woodruff
1896–

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 19

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1927

Age 33

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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Sources (3)

  • Carter B Thomas in household of Emma R Woodruff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carter B Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carter B Thomas in household of Robert C Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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