John Buel Thomas

Brief Life History of John Buel

When John Buel Thomas was born in June 1888, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Washington Thomas, was 35 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lowe, was 29. He lived in Greencastle, Warren, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 7 October 1906, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Washington Thomas
1853–1919
Mary Elizabeth Lowe
1859–1930
Joe Bates Thomas
1880–1951
Lillie Thomas
1882–1903
Elijah Chester Thomas
1884–1927
John Buel Thomas
1888–1906
Hobson Chesterfield Thomas
1891–1962
Trent Cleo Thomas
1893–1954
Anna Helen Thomas
1895–1984
Alph Lowe Thomas
1898–1966
Nell M Thomas
1901–1922

Sources (1)

  • John B Thomas in household of Jessie H Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

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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