Mary Kate Thomas

25 August 1908–16 November 1964 (Age 56)
Dale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Kate

When Mary Kate Thomas was born on 25 August 1908, in Dale, Alabama, United States, her father, James Walker Thomas, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Jane Dykes, was 34. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William Washington Adkins. She lived in Skipperville, Dale, Alabama, United States for about 30 years. She died on 16 November 1964, in Ozark, Dale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Skipperville, Dale, Alabama, United States.

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William Washington Adkins
Mary Kate Thomas
James Wayne Adkins
Sarah J Adkins

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    James Walker Thomas





World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 4

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (3)

  • Kate Thomas in household of James W Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Kate Adkins in household of Willie Adkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Kate Adkins in household of Willie W Adkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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