James Kenneth Thomas

4 March 1933–4 June 2004 (Age 71)
Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Kenneth

When James Kenneth Thomas was born on 4 March 1933, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, his father, Lonnie Gaines Thomas, was 35 and his mother, Emily Inez Easterwood, was 24. He married Gay Nell Ridgeway on 15 November 1958, in Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. He died on 4 June 2004, in Guntersville, Marshall, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

James Kenneth Thomas
1933–2004
Gay Nell Ridgeway
1939–
Marriage: 15 November 1958

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1958Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 2
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
    1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen
    Age 8
    The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins
    Age 22
    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, 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. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • James Kenneth Thomas in entry for Michael Esca Thomas and Deborah Lynn Doyle, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Kenneth James Thomas in entry for Henry G Thomas, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
    • Kenneth James Thomas in entry for Henry G Thomas, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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