Thomas Wesley Earl

19 October 1915–19 January 1996 (Age 80)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas Wesley

When Thomas Wesley Earl was born on 19 October 1915, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Lawson Earl, was 27 and his mother, Maude Snell Dymond, was 21. He married Elizabeth Jane Miller on 23 September 1950, in Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Franklin Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Orange, Franklin Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 January 1996, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas Wesley Earl
Elizabeth Jane Miller
Marriage: 23 September 1950

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    Elizabeth Jane Miller


23 September 1950
Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: originally, like most of the English names derived from the ranks of nobility, either a nickname or an occupational name for a servant employed in a noble household. The vocabulary word is a native one, from Old English eorl ‘nobleman’, and in the Middle Ages was often used as an equivalent of Norman count.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Earl Jr. in household of Thomas Earl, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Earl in household of Thomas Earl, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas W Earl in household of Thomas L Earl, "United States Census, 1920"

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