Essie Mae Thomas

July 1896–10 September 1946 (Age 50)
Waterford, Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Essie Mae

When Essie Mae Thomas was born in July 1896, in Waterford, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, her father, Charles William Henry Thomas, was 31 and her mother, Margaret "Maggie" Shipman, was 32. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with George Washington Gill Jr. She lived in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 10 September 1946, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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George Washington Gill Jr
Essie Mae Thomas
Virginia Gill
William Edward Gill

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    Ella Thomas


    Charles William Thomas


    Mary Catherine Thomas


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 3

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 14

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Essie Thomas in household of Wm H Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Essie Gill in household of George Gill, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esdie M Gill in household of George W Gill, "United States Census, 1930"

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