Rufus Jefferson Thomas

1927–1966 (Age 38)
Hamilton, Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Rufus Jefferson

When Rufus Jefferson Thomas was born on 16 August 1927, in Hamilton, Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Edwin Thomas, was 35 and his mother, Lama Inez Hathaway, was 29. He lived in Winfield, Marion, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Beat 3, Monroe, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 27 February 1966, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edwin Thomas
1891–1950
Lama Inez Hathaway
1898–1950
Willie Edwina Thomas
1920–2000
Lillian Irene Thomas
1922–1993
William Edwin Thomas
1925–1994
Rufus Jefferson Thomas
1927–1966
Richard Earle Thomas
1931–1936
Frank Dixon Thomas
1934–2002
Clyde Stevenson Thomas
1940–1941

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World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 4

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 12

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

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 (2)

  • Jefferson Thomas in household of William Edwin Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jeff, "Find A Grave Index"

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