Thomas Mitchell Thomas

Brief Life History of Thomas Mitchell

When Thomas Mitchell Thomas was born on 24 June 1881, in Georgia, United States, his father, Lewis Thomas Jr, was 50 and his mother, Prussia Ann "Prucie" Eason, was 45. He married Jettie Reddish on 7 December 1902, in Wayne, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Haines City, Polk, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 14 January 1937, at the age of 55, and was buried in Jesup, Wayne, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Mitchell Thomas
1881–1937
Jettie Reddish
1888–1960
Marriage: 7 December 1902
Alvin Alvila Thomas
1904–1946
Annie Lou Thomas
1906–1992
Jettie Mae Thomas
1909–1995
James Willard Thomas
1916–
Tommie Mildred Thomas
1924–1993

Sources (13)

  • T M Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Mitchell Thomas - birth-name: Thomas Thomas
  • T M Thomas, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1883

Historical Boundaries: 1883: Polk, Florida, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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