Thomas Jesse Robert Varnell

5 September 1904–30 October 1992 (Age 88)
Richland, Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Jesse Robert

When Thomas Jesse Robert Varnell was born on 5 September 1904, in Richland, Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Edgar Varnell Sr., was 34 and his mother, Matilda Elizabeth Stephens, was 32. He married Arra Mae Harkness on 4 September 1930, in Caddo, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 30 October 1992, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Huffins, Cass, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jesse Robert Varnell
Arra Mae Harkness
Marriage: 4 September 1930
Henry Alvin Varnell
Thomas Calvin Varnell
Robert Ray Varnell
Loyd Douglas Varnell

Spouse and Children

4 September 1930
Caddo, Louisiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

English: variant of Farnell belonging to southwestern England, where the change from f to v arose from the voicing of f that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.

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

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Sources (3)

  • T R Varnell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • T R Varnell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Varnell in household of Elizabeth Varnell, "United States Census, 1920"

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