John Jones Thomas

10 January 1852–17 April 1917 (Age 65)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of John Jones

When John Jones Thomas was born on 10 January 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Daniel Stillwell Thomas, was 48 and his mother, Martha Paine Jones, was 43. He married Myra Amanda Clark on 4 November 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 17 April 1917, in Fishsprings, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lehi Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jones Thomas
1852–1917
Myra Amanda Clark
1854–1900
Marriage: 4 November 1873
Myra Lenore Thomas
1874–1940
Jerome Clark Thomas
1876–1940
Pearl Thomas
1878–1943
Victor Stillwell Thomas
1880–1940
Ethel Stanley Thomas
1882–1976
Genevieve Thomas
1885–1957
Hazel May Thomas
1887–1888
Inabelle Thomas
1888–1955
Thomas
1891–1891
John Jay Thomas
1893–1972
Beulah Thomas
1896–1972
Myra Thomas
1900–1970

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 November 1873
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Story Highlight

ORGANIZATION OF THE THOMAS FAMILY HISTORY ASSOCIATION

Lehi, Utah, August 25, 1923. To All Members of the Daniel Stillwell Thomas Family: For some time members of our family have been suggesting that we ought to form a Thomas family organization. R …

Sources (3)

  • John Thomas in household of Danl S Thomas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John J. Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John A Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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