Jonathan Davis Thomas

18 March 1860–27 December 1901 (Age 41)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan Davis

When Jonathan Davis Thomas was born on 18 March 1860, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Foster Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Mary Davies, was 36. He married Mary Leona Evans on 15 August 1884, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Cambridge Township, Saline, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 27 December 1901, in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Davis Thomas
1860–1901
Mary Leona Evans
1866–1937
Marriage: 15 August 1884
Earl Jesse Thomas
1885–1925

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1884Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867
    Age 7
    Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
    1872
    Age 12
    Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • Johnathan Thomas in household of Foster Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
    • J. D. Thomas, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • John Davis Thomas, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954" - IMAGE

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