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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Family Time Line

Thomas J. East
1833–1905
Lucy E. Reynolds
1833–1902
Marriage: 15 March 1854
Alice Lenora East
1856–1877
Flora Bell East
1857–1929
Zora East
1860–1944
Jerome B. East
1868–1873
Clark East
1871–1907
George East
1872–1873
Mabel A. East
1874–1951
Mark Train East
1878–1955
Elroy East
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 March 1854
Cass, Michigan, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Joel East

    Male1799–1870Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Bulla

    Female1808–1873Female

siblings

(10)

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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.
1837

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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