Laura Thomas

FemaleNovember 1899–

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Thomas was born in November 1899, in Missouri, United States, her father, John Henry Thomas, was 33 and her mother, Lucy Jane Laramore, was 33. She lived in Osage Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Thomas
1866–1940
Lucy Jane Laramore
1866–1933
SGT MTC Rennick Harrison Thomas
1889–1957
Francis Raney Thomas
1890–1969
Russell Blaine Thomas
1892–1953
Earl Thomas
1892–
Nettie Catherine Thomas
1893–1982
Viola Thomas
1894–
PFC George Clymer Thomas
1895–
Rev John Wesley Thomas
1897–1996
Dexter Thomas
1898–
William Lester Thomas
1898–1965
Gemie Thomas
1899–
Laura Thomas
1899–
Thomas Thomas
1902–
Paul Thomas
1905–

Sources (8)

  • Laura Thomas in household of John H Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura in entry for Nettie Turnbough, "Missouri, Phelps, Crawford, Dent, and Washington Counties, Obituaries, 1880-1990"
  • Laura Thomas in household of John H Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"

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Siblings (14)

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

1931

Age 32

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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