Margaret Alice Thomas

April 1875–20 February 1953 (Age 77)
Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret Alice

When Margaret Alice Thomas was born in April 1875, her father, Ephraim David Thomas, was 40 and her mother, Lucy Ann Fehl, was 34. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Samuel Edmund Allison. She lived in Menallen MM, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 20 February 1953, in Arendtsville, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Franklin Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Edmund Allison
Margaret Alice Thomas
Beulah E Allison
Clyde Alvin Allison
Viola Mae Allison

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Ephraim David Thomas


    Lucy Ann Fehl




    Anna Mary Elizabeth Thomas


    John Franklin Thomas


    Edward Peter Thomas


    Ida Thomas


    David Thomas


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, and South Indian: from the medieval personal name, of Biblical origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, best 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. The Ukrainian form is Choma. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret A Thomas in household of Ephraim Thomas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maggie A Allison in household of Samuel E Allison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margret A Allison in household of Samuel E Allison, "United States Census, 1920"

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