Louisa Thomas

12 June 1823–18 July 1914 (Age 91)
Hayscastle Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Louisa

When Louisa Thomas was born on 12 June 1823, in Hayscastle Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, James R Thomas, was 29 and her mother, Ann Harris, was 27. She married William Howell in June 1842, in Lambston, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Freystrop, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 18 July 1914, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Howell
Louisa Thomas
Marriage: June 1842
Martha Leah Howell
Richard Howell
Maria Howell
William Howell
Ann Howell
Arthur Howell
Margaret Howell
Stephen Howell
James Parley Howell
Francis Jane Howell
Louisa Howell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1842Lambston, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 7
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 27
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Louisa Thomas was born in 1823 in Hayscastle Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales to James R. and Ann Harris Thomas. She was christened on 12 June 1823 in Hayscastle Cross, Pembrokeshire, Wales. She marri …

    Sources (34)

    • Louisa Knight in household of John Knight, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Louisa Thomas in entry for Louisa Howell Van Dyke, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Louisa Howels in household of William Howels, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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