Charles Rowlands Thomas

21 October 1850–5 August 1917 (Age 66)
Roch, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles Rowlands

When Charles Rowlands Thomas was born on 21 October 1850, in Roch, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, James Thomas, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Rowlands, was 29. He married Emeline Eliza Waldron on 5 January 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Saint Johns, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 5 August 1917, in Pleasantview, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Pleasantview, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Rowlands Thomas
1850–1917
Emeline Eliza Waldron
1856–1936
Marriage: 5 January 1874
Elizabeth Ann Thomas
1875–1933
Benjamin Waldron Thomas
1876–1952
Emeline Dorothy Thomas
1879–1946
Charles Edward Thomas
1881–1959
Harriet Elizabeth Thomas
1883–1963
Phoebe Jane Thomas
1884–1958
Lettica Thomas
1887–1887
Letitia Thomas
1888–1951
Martha Lucinda Thomas
1890–1956
James Waldron Thomas
1892–1892
Levi Savage Thomas
1893–1893
Mary Thomas
1895–1971
Polly Haynes Thomas
1897–1989

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 17
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1874
    Age 24
    Historical Boundaries 1874: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States

    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

    Charles Rowland Thomas

    CHARLES ROWLAND THOMAS Charles was born in Pembrokeshire, Roch Parish, Wales on 21 October 1850 to James and Elizabeth Rowland(s) Thomas. He was the oldest of three boys. His mother, Elizab …

    Sources (40)

    • Charles Thomas in household of James Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Charles R Thomas in entry for Charles E Thomas and Viola C Peterson, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Charles E Thomas in entry for Harriet Eliza Huntsman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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