Joseph Rowlands Thomas

28 July 1852–24 May 1901 (Age 48)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Life Summary of Joseph Rowlands

When Joseph Rowlands Thomas was born on 28 July 1852, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, James Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Rowlands, was 31. He married Frederica Peterson on 8 October 1883, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Samaria, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880. He died on 24 May 1901, at the age of 48, and was buried in Samaria, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Rowlands Thomas
1852–1901
Frederica Peterson
1846–1915
Marriage: 8 October 1883
Joseph James Thomas
1884–1915
Elizabeth Thomas
1886–1972
Hannah F Thomas
1889–1965

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1883Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1863
    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.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 14
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Life of Joseph R. Thomas

    LIFE OF JOSEPH R. THOMAS Joseph the second son of James and Elizabeth was born July 28, 1852. He was a very quiet and kind person, rather a bashful nature. He married Fredericka Hill, a widow, …

    Sources (12)

    • Joseph H Thomas in household of James Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Joseph Thomas in entry for Edward W Leavitt and Elizabeth T Mortensen, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Joseph J. Thomas in entry for Joseph J. Thomas, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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