Thomas Allen Paul

21 July 1875–13 February 1953 (Age 77)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas Allen

When Thomas Allen Paul was born on 21 July 1875, in Alabama, United States, his father, Rev. John Alexander Paul, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth V. Campbell, was 21. He married Lucinda Poe on 15 December 1898, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Sulphur Springs, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 15 Pine Grove, DeKalb, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 February 1953, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Henagar, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Allen Paul
Lucinda Poe
Marriage: 15 December 1898
Esta Maggie Paul
Lillie Anna Paul
Rosie L Paul
Willie M Paul
Henry Edward Paul
Nancy Evelyn Paul

Spouse and Children

15 December 1898
Calhoun, Alabama, United States


    Esta Maggie Paul



    Rosie L Paul


    Willie M Paul


    Henry Edward Paul


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Rev. John Alexander Paul


    Elizabeth V. Campbell




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 20

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

1 English, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tom A Paul, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas A Paul, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas A Paul, "United States Census, 1930"

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