Leonard Franklin Thomas

8 September 1871–27 June 1953 (Age 81)
Ritchie, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Leonard Franklin

When Leonard Franklin Thomas was born on 8 September 1871, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, his father, Amos G. Thomas, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Garner, was 19. He married Anna Kate Everley on 23 November 1898, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1935 and Cunningham District, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 27 June 1953, in Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Milton, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Franklin Thomas
Anna Kate Everley
Marriage: 23 November 1898
Lafe Onal Thomas
Alma Ruth Thomas
Mary A Thomas
Beatrus Iona Thomas
Edwin Mason Thomas
Blanche I Thomas
Pearl Isabell Thomas
Infant Thomas
Doris Loretta Thomas

Spouse and Children

23 November 1898
Monongalia, West Virginia, United States



    Alma Ruth Thomas


    Mary A Thomas


    Beatrus Iona Thomas


    Edwin Mason Thomas


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Amos G. Thomas


    Rebecca Ann Garner




    Ida Belle Thomas




    Lillie Dell Thomas


    Georgia L Thomas


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 22

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lenonard Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lennard F Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leonard F Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

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