Thomas Upton Troth

1896–1976 (Age 80)
Plains, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Thomas Upton

When Thomas Upton Troth was born on 9 June 1896, in Plains, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, his father, Robert S. Troth, was 51 and his mother, Mae Margaret Ligon, was 21. He married Eleanor Jessen on 22 February 1924. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States in 1940 and Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States in 1941. He died on 23 June 1976, in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States.

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Thomas Upton Troth
Eleanor Jessen
Marriage: 22 February 1924
Margaret Anne Troth

Spouse & Children

22 February 1924


  • Margaret Anne Troth


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert S. Troth


  • Mae Margaret Ligon




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): nickname from Middle English trowthe, trouthe ‘good faith’, ‘loyalty’. By my troth was a common phrase emphasizing the veracity of an assertion, and the nickname may have been bestowed on someone who used it habitually or to excess.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas U Troth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas W Troth in household of Robert S Troth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas W Troth in household of William L Ronaldson, "United States Census, 1920"

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