Thomas Johnson Eavenson

10 August 1894–April 1985 (Age 90)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas Johnson

When Thomas Johnson Eavenson was born on 10 August 1894, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Harry Yearsley Eavenson, was 29 and his mother, Mary Emma Nichols, was 16. He married Emily Isabella Stine on 26 July 1919, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in April 1985, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Johnson Eavenson
Emily Isabella Stine
Marriage: 26 July 1919
Ethel S. Eavenson

Spouse and Children

26 July 1919
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Welsh Evanson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thomas T E*Venson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas J Evanson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Evenson in household of Thomas Evenson, "United States Census, 1900"

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