Margaret Thomas

14 February 1821–15 October 1856 (Age 35)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Thomas was born on 14 February 1821, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Thomas, was 26 and her mother, Ann Phillips, was 21. She married Thomas Davis Giles on 28 February 1843, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 15 October 1856, in Wyoming, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davis Giles
1820–1894
Margaret Thomas
1821–1856
Marriage: 28 February 1843
John Giles
1843–1844
Thomas Giles
1844–1847
Margaret Giles
1846–1853
Joseph Giles
1848–1877
Hyrum Lorenzo Giles
1850–1924
Moroni GILES
1852–1853
Franklin GILES
1854–1855
Maria GILES
1854–1856
Elizabeth GILES
1856–1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1843Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (7)

    1823
    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 10
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Story Highlight

    Thomas Davis Giles -"The Blind Harpist"

    Thomas Davis Giles was converted to "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1844 in southern Wales through the efforts of his friend, Elder Abel Evans, a local Welsh missionary and recent …

    Sources (18)

    • Margaret Thomas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Margaret Thomas in entry for Hyrum Lorenzo Giles, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Margaret Giles, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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