Thomas Howard Lord

1851–1930 (Age 78)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas Howard

When Thomas Howard Lord was born on 13 November 1851, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jeremiah Lord, was 34 and his mother, Jane Lord, was 57. He married Martha Eurella Wise on 15 August 1872, in Bloomington, Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Logan Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 May 1930, at the age of 78.

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Thomas Howard Lord
Martha Eurella Wise
Marriage: 15 August 1872
Clark Wesley Lord
Laura Estelle Lord
Howard Lynn Lord
Erla Flo Lord
Verne Stanley Lord
Marion Beatrice Lord
Mervyn Lee Lord
Marion Blanche Lord

Spouse & Children

15 August 1872
Bloomington, Pike Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Jeremiah Lord


  • Jane Lord




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World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 12

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Lord in household of Jeremiah Lord, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Lord in household of Jeremiah Lord, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Lord, "United States Census, 1880"

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