Ruth Mae Thomas

1911–2002 (Age 90)
St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States

The Life of Ruth Mae

When Ruth Mae Thomas was born on 8 July 1911, in St. John, Oneida, Idaho, United States, her father, David Price Thomas, was 23 and her mother, Mary Pierce, was 21. She married John Phenoi Deschamps on 21 May 1937, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She lived in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 2002. She died on 7 June 2002, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Malad City Cemetery, Malad City, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Mae Thomas
John Phenoi Deschamps
Marriage: 21 May 1937

Spouse & Children

21 May 1937
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Story Highlight

Grandma Ruth

I was reading Grandma Ruth's autobiography when I came across a picture of dancers in togas, like those I had studied in my dance history class. I then learned that SHE was a modern dancer. I am a mo …

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Deschamps in household of John Deschamps, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Thomas in household of David P Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Thomas in household of David P Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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