Rupert Ponder Thomas

1882–1968 (Age 85)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Rupert Ponder

When Rupert Ponder Thomas was born on 10 March 1882, in South Carolina, United States, his father, John Washington Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Elvira Elizabeth Bowen Ponder, was 31. He married Maud Elizabeth "Bess" Mauldin about 1908. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He died on 14 January 1968, in Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Rupert Ponder Thomas
Maud Elizabeth "Bess" Mauldin
Marriage: about 1908
William M. Thomas
John Mauldin "Jack" Thomas

Spouse & Children

about 1908


  • William M. Thomas


  • John Mauldin "Jack" Thomas


Parents & Siblings

  • John Washington Thomas


  • Elvira Elizabeth Bowen Ponder




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Rupit P Thomas in household of Elizabeth M Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rupert Thomas in household of Elizzabeth Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rupert P Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

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