Charles Newton Thomas

Brief Life History of Charles Newton

When Charles Newton Thomas was born on 21 October 1862, in Washington, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob K. Thomas, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Jane Lennington, was 22. He married Sena R. B. McKee on 1 January 1887, in Washington, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ludlow, Washington, Ohio, United States for about 30 years and Ohio, United States in 1918. He died on 6 June 1918, in Ludlow Township, Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Wingett Run, Washington, Ohio, United States.

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Charles Newton Thomas
1862–1918
Sena R. B. McKee
1868–1943
Marriage: 1 January 1887
Sheila May Thomas
1887–1951
Laura Audrey Thomas
1889–1969
Ernest W. Thomas
1891–1946
Hattie Jane Thomas
1894–1955
Maggie Blanch Thomas
1897–1898
Glenn Harry Thomas
1900–1949
Herman C. Thomas
1903–1920
Homer C. Thomas
1903–1952

Sources (33)

  • Newton Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles N. Thomas, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Charles Newton Thomas, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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