Rush Thomas

1905–1968 (Age 63)
Island Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rush

When Rush Thomas was born on 5 April 1905, in Island Creek, Pike, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alexander Thomas, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Brewer Sword, was 29. He married Octavia McCown on 14 December 1927, in Pike, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 2, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 4 October 1968, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Rush Thomas
Octavia McCown
Marriage: 14 December 1927
Gordon Lee Thomas
Robert Bennett Thomas
Anna Catherine Thomas
James A Thomas
Earl H. Thomas
Roger Dale Thomas
Edna G. Thomas

Spouse & Children

  • Male1905–1968Male

  • Octavia McCown


14 December 1927
Pike, Kentucky, United States


  • Gordon Lee Thomas


  • Robert Bennett Thomas


  • Anna Catherine Thomas


  • James A Thomas


  • Earl H. Thomas


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1891–1972Male

  • Josephine Thomas


  • Male1895–1962Male

  • Male1898–1957Male

  • Della Thomas


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 7

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 18

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Rush Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rush Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rush Thomas in household of Alex Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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