Fanny Thomas

December 1881–31 January 1982 (Age 100)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Thomas was born in December 1881, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, her father, Payton Thomas, was 33 and her mother, Adaline Neal, was 25. She lived in Williamsburg Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 31 January 1982, in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Payton Thomas
Adaline Neal
Julious M. Thomas
Peter Thomas
Fanny Thomas
Mariah Thomas
Rachael Thomas
Robert Thomas
Victoria Thomas
John W Thomas
Spencer Thomas
Oscar Thomas

Parents and Siblings


    Adaline Neal





    Peter Thomas



    Mariah Thomas


    Rachael Thomas


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 16

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 27

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 (2)

  • Fanny Thomas in household of Paton Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fannie Thomas Dugger, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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