David Lewis Thomas

4 April 1884–20 January 1955 (Age 70)
Beacon, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of David Lewis

When David Lewis Thomas was born on 4 April 1884, in Beacon, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, John Charles Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Anna Morgan, was 27. He married Lea Dell Nickell on 25 December 1905, in Lucas, Lucas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Guilford Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Union Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 20 January 1955, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Corydon, Wayne, Iowa, United States.

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David Lewis Thomas
Lea Dell Nickell
Marriage: 25 December 1905
Clover Ann Thomas
Helen Isabelle Thomas
Alice Blenda Thomas
David Lewis Thomas Jr

Spouse and Children

25 December 1905
Lucas, Lucas, Iowa, United States




    Alice Blenda Thomas


    David Lewis Thomas Jr


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • D L Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David L Thomas in household of John C Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • D L Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

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