Ruth Maria Thomas

1900–1954 (Age 53)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Ruth Maria

When Ruth Maria Thomas was born on 22 December 1900, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Emory Melvin Thomas, was 20 and her mother, Henrietta Sophia Meinke, was 20. She married James Clifford Farnham on 4 June 1921, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Crystal Lake Township, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1910. She died on 6 November 1954, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Maria Thomas
James Clifford Farnham
Marriage: 4 June 1921
James R Farnham
Eleanor R Farnham
John T Farnham

Spouse & Children

4 June 1921
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States


  • James R Farnham


  • Eleanor R Farnham


  • John T Farnham


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 6

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 15

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

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 Farnham in household of Clifford Farnham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth M Farnham in household of James C Farnham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Thomas in household of Hattie Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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