Ruth Maria Thomas

1894–1977 (Age 82)
Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ruth Maria

When Ruth Maria Thomas was born on 12 June 1894, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States, her father, Elmer Allsworth Thomas, was 32 and her mother, Edith Rebecca Smith, was 36. She married Frank Corby on 16 July 1912, in Silton, Saskatchewan, Canada. She lived in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1906. She died about 1977, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Maria Thomas
1894–1977
Frank Corby
1875–1955
Marriage: 16 July 1912

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
16 July 1912
Silton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Parents & Siblings

  • Elmer Allsworth Thomas

    Male1861–1918Male

  • Female1858–1945Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ruth Thomas in household of Elmer Thomas, "Canada Census, 1906"
  • Ruth Maria Thomas in entry for Frank Corby, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"
  • Ruth Marie Thomas, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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