Thomas Foster Thomas

14 August 1829–30 December 1900 (Age 71)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Foster

When Thomas Foster Thomas was born on 14 August 1829, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thomas, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Davies, was 36. He married Mary Davies on 2 October 1847, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Llantwit Fardre, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 30 December 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (37)

Do you know Thomas Foster? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas Foster Thomas
1829–1900
Julia Harriet Dye
1849–1933
Marriage: 28 October 1865
Harriet "Hattie" Thomas
1866–1948
Thomas Foster Thomas Jr.
1869–1939
Julia Marion Thomas
1871–1956
Benjamin Foster Thomas
1873–1956
Anna Elizabeth Thomas
1876–1939
William Dye Thomas
1878–1881
Joseph Dye Thomas
1880–1938
May Foster Thomas
1882–1883
Lizzie Chase Thomas
1884–1889
Hyrum Hale Thomas
1888–1964

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1865Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 2
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1848
    Age 19
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

    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
    Mashak
    Tomala
    St. Thomas
    Tomac
    Thum
    Tomek
    Toman
    Tommy
    Tomak
    McCammack
    Thoms
    Thoemke
    Thumann
    McHam
    Masotti
    Thums
    Tomasulo
    Tomassi
    Tomme
    Tomic
    McTavish
    Tomasik
    Mask
    Massicot
    Tomasek
    Tomaso
    Masi
    McComb
    Mass
    Masset
    Tompkins
    Tom
    Timmons
    Masone
    Tomey
    Tomas
    Tomczak
    Masino
    Massetti
    Maas
    Tomasino
    Toma
    Masullo
    Timlin
    Masel
    Tomkiewicz
    McComas
    Tuman
    Thomae
    Tuma
    McCombie
    McComish
    Tams
    Tome
    Thom
    Oommen
    Mascio
    Thoman
    Tuomi
    Masiello
    Thomen
    Tomczyk
    Tomaski
    Masucci
    Thome
    Tomasso
    Thomes
    Sullo
    Thuma
    Tomasello
    Tomazic
    Tanko
    Tomasko
    Tomayko
    Massard
    Tomaszewski
    Tomazin
    Thommen
    Tuomala
    Maschke
    Thomassen
    Thomsen
    Tuominen
    Thomann
    Tomsic
    Tamas
    Thoma
    Tomaszek

    Sources (109)

    • Thomas F Thomas in entry for Benjamin Foster Thomas, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Thomas in household of Thomas Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • T. F. Thomas in entry for J. D. Thomas and Hattie Tucker, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.