Carl Thim

3 June 1873–16 October 1953 (Age 80)

The Life of Carl

When Carl Thim was born on 3 June 1873, in Germany, his father, Aloysius Alois Thim, was 33 and his mother, Antonia Johns, was 27. He married Lena Maud Furman on 12 July 1913, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Judicial Township 9, Kern, California, United States in 1920 and El Segundo, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 16 October 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carl Thim
Lena Maud Furman
Marriage: 12 July 1913

Spouse and Children

12 July 1913
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Aloysius Alois Thim


    Antonia Johns




    Lewis Thim


    Theresa M Thim


    Cecelia Thim



    Hugo Thim


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 9

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Variant spelling of German Thamm, from a short form of the personal name Thankmar, from Germanic þank ‘thought’ + māri ‘famous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Carl Thim, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chas Timm in household of Lewis Timm, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charley Thim in household of Alous Thim, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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