George Sparry Thomas

7 February 1858–8 January 1910 (Age 51)
Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Sparry

When George Sparry Thomas was born on 7 February 1858, in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Hugh William Thomas, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Sparrey, was 22. He married Hannah Adelia Dredge on 28 March 1881, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 8 January 1910, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Malad City Cemetery, Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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George Sparry Thomas
Sarah Ann Griffiths
Marriage: 2 February 1897
William Griffiths Thomas
Elizabeth Griffiths Thomas
Hannah Adelia Thomas
Vernal Thomas
Steven Griffiths Thomas
George S Thomas
Vernon Griffiths Thomas

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  • Marriage
    2 February 1897Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 14
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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’.

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    Sources (44)

    • George Thomas in household of Hugh Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Thomas, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • George Hugh Thomas in entry for Nora Thomas Harris, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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