James Edward William Thomas

2 November 1885–6 August 1964 (Age 78)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of James Edward William

When James Edward William Thomas was born on 2 November 1885, in Arkansas, United States, his father, William Jasper Thomas, was 31 and his mother, Frances Callavaris Farley, was 26. He married Ethel Jessie Moore on 23 March 1908, in Bell, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Bell, Texas, United States in 1900 and Bell, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 6 August 1964, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Bell, Texas, United States.

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James Edward William Thomas
Ethel Jessie Moore
Marriage: 23 March 1908

Spouse and Children

23 March 1908
Bell, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 3

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Jim W Thomas in household of W J Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James E Thomas in household of William J Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mr Jas E W Thomas, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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