Ruth M Thomas

1909–1983 (Age 74)
Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ruth M

When Ruth M Thomas was born on 13 September 1909, in Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Burl Dethanial Thomas, was 19 and her mother, Sarah Jane Sharp, was 19. She married Luther Raymond Spray on 14 April 1926, in Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Maud City, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and McComb, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 24 November 1983, in El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 74.

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Ruth M Thomas
Luther Raymond Spray
Marriage: 14 April 1926

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14 April 1926
Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 5

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Ruth Spray in household of Luther Spray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Spray in household of Luther Spray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Thomas in household of Wm Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"

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