Pearl Mae Thomas

17 April 1905–17 November 2005 (Age 100)
Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States

The Life of Pearl Mae

When Pearl Mae Thomas was born on 17 April 1905, in Pittsburg, Camp, Texas, United States, her father, Ruben Edward Thomas, was 27 and her mother, Roxey Samantha Allred, was 28. She married Oscar Leonard Goolsby on 18 December 1922, in Morris, Texas, United States. She lived in Lee, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Lee, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 November 2005, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 100.

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William Edgar Helmer
Pearl Mae Thomas
Alma Lou Helmer

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    Alma Lou Helmer




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    Connerd Hamilton Thomas


    James Guy Thomas



    William David Thomas


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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 7

New Mexico is the 47th state.

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Helmer in household of William Helmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl May Thomas in household of Ruben E Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl in entry for Ruby Aline Goodall, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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