William Burton Thomas

15 September 1863–5 October 1944 (Age 81)
Adams Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Burton

When William Burton Thomas was born on 15 September 1863, in Adams Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States, his father, Dighton Thomas, was 38 and his mother, Sybil Nicholas, was 33. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Carrie M Wickham. He lived in Saint Charles, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Richland Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 October 1944, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Hemlock Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Burton Thomas
Carrie M Wickham
Elgie Dighton Thomas
Alice A. Thomas
George Ray Thomas

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Thomas in household of Dighton Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Burton Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William B Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.