Thomas William Jones

8 February 1905–21 October 1954 (Age 49)
Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas William

When Thomas William Jones was born on 8 February 1905, in Shelby, Alabama, United States, his father, Abram Thomas Jones, was 23 and his mother, Catherine Weldon, was 20. He lived in Spring Creek, Shelby, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 October 1954, in Clanton, Chilton, Alabama, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Lime Springs Cemetery, Chilton, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas William Jones
Ruth Hester Jones

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    Catherine Weldon




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 7

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 14

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tom Jones in household of A T Jones, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Tom Jones in household of Abram T Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tom Jones, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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