Loyal P. Thomas

Male20 November 1897–March 1966

Brief Life History of Loyal P.

When Loyal P. Thomas was born on 20 November 1897, in Earlham, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, Lindsey Thomas, was 29 and his mother, Charlotte E Lotta Diggs, was 23. He married Lydia Ethel Trueblood on 15 June 1922, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died in March 1966, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Loyal P. Thomas
1897–1966
Lydia Ethel Trueblood
1897–2000
Marriage: 15 June 1922
Oliver P Thomas
1926–2017

Sources (10)

  • Loyal P Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Loyal P Thomas, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Loyal P Thomas, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1922Iowa, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 9

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 19

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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.

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