John O Thomas

27 March 1829–8 January 1900 (Age 70)
Wick, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John O

When John O Thomas was born on 27 March 1829, in Wick, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Thomas, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Walter, was 25. He married Margaret Jane Johns in 1850, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881 and Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 8 January 1900, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John O Thomas
1829–1900
Margaret Jane Johns
1830–1908
Marriage: 1850
Elizabeth Thomas
1853–1948
William Thomas
1854–1854
Emily Caravena Thomas
1856–1928
George Cogan Thomas
1858–1929
Margaret Jane Thomas
1860–1939
Morgan Thomas
1862–1864
Catherine Thomas
1864–1922
Gomer Thomas
1866–1867

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1850Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1830
    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    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.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 21
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Catherine Thomas Isaac - by Phoebe Isaac (daughter)

    Biography of Catherine Thomas Isaac (10 Mar 1864 – 4 December 1922) Written by her oldest daughter – Phoebe Isaac Retyped by Daniel J Isaac (Great Grandson) My, Mother, Catherine Thomas Isaac, was b …

    Sources (17)

    • John Thomas in household of William Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John O. Thomas in entry for Margaret Jane Wilde, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Thomas in household of John Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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