James Alvie Thomas

26 October 1922–13 May 1954 (Age 31)
O'Brien, Haskell, Texas, United States

The Life of James Alvie

When James Alvie Thomas was born on 26 October 1922, in O'Brien, Haskell, Texas, United States, his father, Zollie Thomas, was 24 and his mother, Blanch Annie Rader, was 18. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Haskell, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 7, Haskell, Texas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 13 May 1954, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in O'Brien, Haskell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zollie Thomas
Blanch Annie Rader
James Alvie Thomas
Emma Jean Thomas
Neamo Fay Thomas
Darrell D Thomas
Jerry Lynn Thomas

Parents and Siblings


    Blanch Annie Rader





    Emma Jean Thomas


    Neamo Fay Thomas


    Darrell D Thomas


    Jerry Lynn Thomas


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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

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.

Age 9

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Ahlie J Thomas in household of Zallie Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Thomas in household of Zollie Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Alvie Thomas, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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