Howell Thomas

27 April 1914–May 1996 (Age 82)
Seven Sisters, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Howell

When Howell Thomas was born on 27 April 1914, in Seven Sisters, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Thomas, was 36 and his mother, Jane Williams, was 35. He died in May 1996, in Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

David Thomas
Jane Williams
William D Thomas
Mary Ann Thomas
Maggie Jane Thomas
Brinley Thomas
Howell Thomas
Elizabeth Gwen Thomas
John Thomas
Phyllis Thomas

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World Events (8)


Age 4

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1925 · National Party (Plaid Cymru) Founded

Age 11

The Plaid Cymru, or the National Party, started out as a social movement against threats to the Welsh language and customs. It wasn’t until 1966 that the party had a seat in Parliament. 

Age 26

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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)

  • England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

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