Dorothea Margaretha Thomas

21 April 1873–29 October 1964 (Age 91)
Pleasant Dale, Seward, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Dorothea Margaretha

When Dorothea Margaretha Thomas was born on 21 April 1873, in Pleasant Dale, Seward, Nebraska, United States, her father, Frank Thomas, was 39 and her mother, Sophia Kempe, was 32. She married George McClelland Hill on 16 November 1891, in Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Meade Center Township, Meade, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Election District P, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 29 October 1964, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

George McClelland Hill
Dorothea Margaretha Thomas
Marriage: 16 November 1891
Harry M Hill
Ethel M Hill
Stella M. Hill
Geanetta M Hill
Carl T Hill

Spouse and Children

16 November 1891
Nebraska, United States


    Harry M Hill


    Ethel M Hill


    Stella M. Hill



    Carl T Hill


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Thomas


    Sophia Kempe




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 3

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Mary Thomas in household of George Huppel, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Dorotha Thomas in household of Frank Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dora Hill in household of George M Hill, "United States Census, 1930"

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