Reginald Heber Thomas

Brief Life History of Reginald Heber

When Reginald Heber Thomas was born on 20 December 1873, in Englishtown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Henry Miller Thomas, was 27 and his mother, Amelia Lavinia Wright, was 27. He married Mary Emma Dill about 1897, in South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Manalapan Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Camden, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States for about 50 years. He died on 22 August 1962, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pennsauken Township, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reginald Heber Thomas
1873–1962
Mary Emma Dill
1876–1918
Marriage: about 1897
Anna Helen Thomas
1898–1968
Edith Lillian Thomas
1899–
Joseph Roy Thomas
1901–1980
Mildred Elizabeth Thomas
1904–1997
Ruth Francis Thomas
1909–
Mary Claire Thomas
1917–2006

Sources (11)

  • Reginald H Thomas, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Reginald Heber Thomas, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Reginald H. Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

1891

Historical Boundaries: 1892: Camden, New Jersey, United States

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

Name Meaning

English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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