Thomas Stephen Vaughn

26 February 1927–25 December 2009 (Age 82)
Mount Enterprise, Rusk, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Stephen

When Thomas Stephen Vaughn was born on 26 February 1927, in Mount Enterprise, Rusk, Texas, United States, his father, John Franklin Vaughn, was 34 and his mother, Mary Helen Pruitt, was 31. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 5, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 25 December 2009, in Mount Enterprise, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oak Flats, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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John Franklin Vaughn
Mary Helen Pruitt
Frances Caroline Vaughn
John J Vaughn Jr
Gladys Eugenia Vaughn
Thomas Stephen Vaughn

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 22

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Vaughan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen Vaughn in household of John F Vaughn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Steve Vaughn in household of John F Vaughn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Stephen Vaughn, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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