John Bunion Thomas

29 October 1873–21 January 1944 (Age 70)
Georgia, United States

The Life of John Bunion

When John Bunion Thomas was born on 29 October 1873, his father, John Alexander Thomas, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Carnes, was 29. He married Ida E Walker on 10 January 1904, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Vans Valley, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Livingston, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 21 January 1944, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States.

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John Bunion Thomas
Ida E Walker
Marriage: 10 January 1904
Rilla Ephine Thomas
Issie Bell Thomas
William Thomas
Willie O Thomas
Jessie Lee Thomas
Esther Elizabeth Thomas

Spouse and Children

10 January 1904
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States


    Rilla Ephine Thomas


    Issie Bell Thomas


    William Thomas




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 20

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John B Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John D Thomas in household of John A Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"

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