Ruth Louise Thomas

1890–1973 (Age 82)
Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth Louise

When Ruth Louise Thomas was born on 23 June 1890, in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, her father, Herbert Ellsworth Thomas, was 31 and her mother, Ruth Ann Sadler, was 30. She married Otis Woolworth Howard on 4 December 1912, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. She died on 5 May 1973, in Seal Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Ruth Louise Thomas
1890–1973
Otis Woolworth Howard
1887–1963
Marriage: 4 December 1912

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 December 1912
Rock Island, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Herbert Ellsworth Thomas

    Male1858–1929Male

  • Female1860–1950Female

siblings

(6)

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth L. Thomas, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Ruth Louise Thomas, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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