Francis James Thomas

9 September 1894–9 February 1946 (Age 51)
Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Francis James

When Francis James Thomas was born on 9 September 1894, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, his father, John Thomas, was 42 and his mother, Mary Eleanor James, was 41. He married Mary Naomi Herbert on 6 July 1920, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 46 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 9 February 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Francis James Thomas
Mary Naomi Herbert
Marriage: 6 July 1920
Blaine Arthur Thomas
Boyd Herbert Thomas
Faun Thomas
Carol Thomas
Grant James Thomas

Spouse and Children

6 July 1920
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 2

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 14

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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

Died of Alcoholism

this cause of death is the reason my grandpa Rex never wanted us to drink.

Sources (3)

  • Francis J. Thomas in household of John Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Francis Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

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