Rufus Raly Thomas

1929–1991 (Age 61)
Lumpkin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Rufus Raly

When Rufus Raly Thomas was born on 22 August 1929, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, his father, James Luther Thomas, was 40 and his mother, Ola Cordie Lee, was 35. He had at least 1 daughter with Lillian Thomasson. He lived in District 900, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 14 May 1991, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Raly Thomas
Lillian Thomasson
Cathy Gail Thomas

Spouse & Children

  • Male1929–1991Male

  • Lillian Thomasson




  • Cathy Gail Thomas


Parents & Siblings



  • Charlie De Lon Thomas


  • Male1917–1986Male

  • Herbert Luther Thomas


  • Male1921–1999Male

  • William Clarence Thomas


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 13

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 18

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (1)

  • Rufus Thomas in household of Luther Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"

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