Rufus Lee Thomas

1904–1954 (Age 49)
Legg, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rufus Lee

When Rufus Lee Thomas was born on 25 April 1904, in Legg, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Wesley Thomas, was 29 and his mother, Martha Frances Underwood, was 30. He married Charlotte Opal Barnett on 1 September 1928, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. He lived in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, at the age of 50, and was buried in Hilliard, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Lee Thomas
Charlotte Opal Barnett
Marriage: 1 September 1928

Spouse & Children

  • Male1904–1954Male

  • Charlotte Opal Barnett


1 September 1928
Franklin, Ohio, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1875–1946Male

  • Martha Frances Underwood




  • Mollie Thomas


  • Male1897–1975Male

  • Herman Wesley Thomas


  • Lula Susan Thomas


  • Male1904–1954Male

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 14

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Rufus L Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufus L Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus L Thomas in household of John W Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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