Marcella Mae Thomas

7 October 1915–2 June 2001 (Age 85)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Marcella Mae

When Marcella Mae Thomas was born on 7 October 1915, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Benjamin Theodore Thomas, was 25 and her mother, Ethel Mae Weber, was 25. She married Shirley Thomas Alvord in 1931. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 2 June 2001, in her hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shirley Thomas Alvord
Marcella Mae Thomas
Marriage: 1931
Benjamin Frank Alvord

Spouse and Children

    Shirley Thomas Alvord





Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Theodore Thomas





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Utah Packing Company becomes largest in the west

Age 2

"Organized by a group of men in 1901, the Ogden Packing Company expanded consistently until it encompassed 6 acres for its main facility. It became the largest meat packing plant west of the Missouri River and had a daily capacity of over 3,000 animals. Their slogan in Utah was ""Raise a Pig"" so that local farmers and their sons would help in the business. After World War I most plants were forced to cut back on production because demand was dropping. It did bounce back and is still an important component in Utah's economy."
1939 · The Famous Hermitage Hotel Burns Down

Age 24

The Famous Hermitage Hotel burns down after many years of providing dining and housing for vacationer visiting Ogden or the Ogden Valley.

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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Sources (3)

  • Marcella Alvord in household of Shirl F Alvord, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marcell Thomas in household of Benjamin J Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marcella Alvord in entry for Leon R King, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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