Theresa Pauline Thomas

7 November 1891–18 October 1954 (Age 62)
Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Theresa Pauline

When Theresa Pauline Thomas was born on 7 November 1891, in Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, her father, Charles W Thomas, was 23 and her mother, Lola McHaley, was 20. She lived in Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 October 1954, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Quellhorst
1884–1961
Theresa Pauline Thomas
1891–1954

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles W Thomas

    Male1868–1925Male

    Female1871–1952Female

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

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

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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  • Thresa Quellhorst in household of William Quellhorst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Theresa T Quellhorst in household of William H Quellhorst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theresa Thomas in household of Charles Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"

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