Thomas J. East

24 May 1833–6 June 1905 (Age 72)
Calvin Township, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. East was born on 24 May 1833, in Calvin Township, Cass, Michigan, United States, his father, Joel East, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Bulla, was 24. He married Lucy E. Reynolds on 15 March 1854, in Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Geneva Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 June 1905, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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Thomas J. East
Lucy E. Reynolds
Marriage: 15 March 1854
Alice Lenora East
Flora Bell East
Zora East
Jerome B. East
Clark East
George East
Mabel A. East
Mark Train East
Elroy East

Spouse and Children

15 March 1854
Cass, Michigan, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joel East


    Sarah Elizabeth Bulla




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 4

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 21

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the east of a place. As an American family name, this surname has absorbed various other European names with similar meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas East, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas J East, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas J East, "United States Census, 1900"

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