Thomas Moss Atkinson

1897–1956 (Age 59)
Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Moss

Thomas Moss Atkinson was born on 4 November 1897, in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States as the son of Lucy Moss. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 2, Bowie, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 November 1956, in New Boston, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lucy Moss
Gervase Lytton Atkinson
John William Atkinson
Eulalia Atkinson
Thomas Moss Atkinson
Ballard Henry Atkinson

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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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Moss Atkinson in household of Ballard H Atkinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Tim M Atkinsen in household of Jno D Atkinsen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas Moss Atkinson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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