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
Myra Amanda Clark
Marriage: 4 November 1873
Myra Lenore Thomas
Jerome Clark Thomas
Pearl Thomas
Victor Stillwell Thomas
Ethel Stanley Thomas
Genevieve Thomas
Hazel May Thomas
Inabelle Thomas
John Jay Thomas
Beulah Thomas
Myra Thomas

Spouse and Children

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


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World Events (8)


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


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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