Howard Max Thomas

9 April 1923–8 May 1944 (Age 21)
Kenilworth, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of Howard Max

When Howard Max Thomas was born on 9 April 1923, in Kenilworth, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, Luther Thomas, was 26 and his mother, Ivy Jensen, was 23. He lived in Lawrence Election Precinct, Emery, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 8 May 1944, at the age of 21, and was buried in Lawrence, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Thomas
1896–1947
Ivy Jensen
1899–1991
Afton Thomas
1919–1936
Luther H Thomas
1921–1999
Howard Max Thomas
1923–1944
Estella Thomas
1926–2002
Diane Thomas
1927–2016

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 4

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1931

Age 8

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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

How Max passed away

Max was a tail gunner in the air force in WW2 and was shot down in battle over Europe. Max never married.

Sources (3)

  • Howard M Thomas in household of Luther Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard M Thomas in household of Luther Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Howard Max Thomas, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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