Grace Ellen Thomas

1 November 1922–25 July 2006 (Age 83)
Stinson, Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Grace Ellen

When Grace Ellen Thomas was born on 1 November 1922, in Stinson, Carter, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Henry Thomas, was 30 and her mother, Rose Ellen Easterling, was 24. She had at least 1 son. She lived in Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 25 July 2006, in Trussville, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83.

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Grace Ellen Thomas
1922–2006
Ronald Gene DeFoe
1947–1948

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 4

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Gracie E Thomas in household of W H Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Ellen Thomas in household of William H Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace E Thomas, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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