George Cogan Thomas

25 April 1858–18 July 1929 (Age 71)
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George Cogan

When George Cogan Thomas was born on 25 April 1858, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John O Thomas, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Jane Johns, was 28. He married Elizabeth Llewellyn about 1876, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Spanish Fork Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 18 July 1929, in Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Cogan Thomas
1858–1929
Elizabeth Llewellyn
1857–1921
Marriage: about 1876
George J Thomas
1882–1914
David Alonzo Thomas
1884–1946
Margaret Thomas
1886–1891
Lewis O Thomas
1888–1918
John Francis Thomas
1890–1904
Elmer Elias Thomas
1892–1941
Gomer Thomas
1894–1967
Lester Thomas
1896–1958
Niel Thomas
1898–1981
Ray L Thomas
1900–1990

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 5
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 19
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Thomason
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    Story Highlight

    Biography of John O. and Margaret Jane Johns Thomas by Margaret J Thomas Wilde

    Biography of John O. and Margaret Jane Johns Thomas Came to Utah in 1860 Written by Margaret Jane Thomas Wilde Their Daughter Of Camp Peteetneet Of Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Utah Co. Payson, Utah …

    Sources (42)

    • Geo. C Thomas in entry for Neal Thomas, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • George O Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
    • George C Thomas in entry for Neil Thomas and Hanna Cornaby, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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