Thomas Marion Neel

15 February 1853–8 May 1928 (Age 75)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Marion

When Thomas Marion Neel was born on 15 February 1853, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Neel Jr, was 42 and his mother, Clemency Litten Casper, was 36. He married Ann Eliza Palmer about 1876, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 8 May 1928, in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Peoa Cemetery, Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Marion Neel
Ann Eliza Palmer
Marriage: about 1876
Francis Marion Neel
Ernest Reuben Neel
Theresa Eliza Neel
Quince Feron Neel
Thomas Earl Neel
Asa Clifton Neel
Hetty Beatrice Neel
Edmund Grant Neel
Clemency Pearl Neel
John Clair Neel
Esther Alberta Neel
Lee Palmer Neel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Jersey and Yorkshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Neal 1 and 2.French (Néel; Normandy): from the Old French personal name Neel, derived either from the Latin name Nigellus (a diminutive of Latin niger ‘black’; compare 3 below), or from the Old Norse name Njáll (see Neal 1), hence a cognate of 1 above. Compare Nel 1.French: from Old French nëel ‘black email’ (from Latin nigellus ‘black’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Thomas Marion Neel was born on 15 February 1853 in Lexington, Lafayette,Missouri to John and Clemency Litten Casper Neel Jr. He was the seventh of eleven children born to John and Clemency. His paren …

    Sources (25)

    • Thomas Marion Neel in entry for Lee Palmer Neel, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Thomas Neal in household of John Neal, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas M. Neel, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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