William Bona Thomas

9 December 1849–1 February 1935 (Age 85)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Bona

When William Bona Thomas was born on 9 December 1849, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Thomas, was 23 and his mother, Ann Bona, was 22. He married Rebecca Ann Hodge on 18 December 1873, in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Burlingame, Shawnee, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 1 February 1935, in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bona Thomas
1849–1935
Rebecca Ann Hodge
1853–1928
Marriage: 18 December 1873
William Cluss Thomas
1875–1964
Frederick Albert Thomas
1876–1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1873Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1855
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Kansas Territory, United States 1855: Shawnee, Kansas Territory, United States 1860: Osage, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Osage, Kansas, United States
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 23
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Wm Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William B. Thomas, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William Thomas in household of William Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"

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