Margaret Jane Johns

12 February 1830–8 January 1908 (Age 77)
Wick, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Johns was born on 12 February 1830, in Wick, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Lewis John, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Johns, was 39. She married John O Thomas in 1850, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881 and Llangendeirne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 8 January 1908, in Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John O Thomas
Margaret Jane Johns
Marriage: 1850
Elizabeth Thomas
William Thomas
Emily Caravena Thomas
George Cogan Thomas
Margaret Jane Thomas
Morgan Thomas
Catherine Thomas
Gomer Thomas

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    1850Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 1
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of John with genitival or excrescent -s, or a variant of Jones . It is common in Cornwall and Devon, south Wales, the West Midlands and Lancashire. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as Albanian Gjonaj or any other Albanian patronymic from the personal name Gjon ‘John’ and its variants or derivatives; see also examples at Johnson .German: patronymic from John or a shortened form of Johannes .Americanized form of Swiss German Schantz .

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

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    Biography of Catherine Thomas Isaac - by Phoebe Isaac (daughter)

    Biography of Catherine Thomas Isaac (10 Mar 1864 – 4 December 1922) Written by her oldest daughter – Phoebe Isaac Retyped by Daniel J Isaac (Great Grandson) My, Mother, Catherine Thomas Isaac, was b …

    Sources (9)

    • Margaret Johns in entry for Margaret Jane Wilde, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margaret Johns, "BillionGraves Index"
    • Margaret Johns Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

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