William Calvin Thomas

Brief Life History of William Calvin

When William Calvin Thomas was born on 13 October 1877, in San Jacinto, Texas, United States, his father, John Daniel Thomas, was 32 and his mother, Martha Eleanor "Mattie Ellen" Nichols, was 18. He married Missouri Leona Crumpler on 2 October 1903, in Coldspring, San Jacinto, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, San Jacinto, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Polk, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 9 March 1947, in Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in San Jacinto, Texas, United States.

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William Calvin Thomas
1877–1947
Missouri Leona Crumpler
1884–1969
Marriage: 2 October 1903
Telly Carlton Thomas
1905–1942

Sources (13)

  • C Will Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W. C. Thomas, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • William C Thomas, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881

Historical Boundaries: 1881: Montgomery, Texas, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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