Rufus Kenneth Thomas

1882–1967 (Age 85)
Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rufus Kenneth

When Rufus Kenneth Thomas was born on 27 March 1882, in Cadiz, Trigg, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Henry Thomas, was 29 and his mother, Sidney Sidna Dyer, was 24. He married Tina Avery Wood on 8 June 1910, in Bonner, Morrill, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bonner, Morrill, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died on 20 April 1967, in Alliance, Box Butte, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Angora, Morrill, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Kenneth Thomas
Tina Avery Wood
Marriage: 8 June 1910
Donald W Thomas

Spouse & Children

8 June 1910
Bonner, Morrill, Nebraska, United States


  • Donald W Thomas


Parents & Siblings

  • William Henry Thomas


  • Sidney Sidna Dyer




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 10

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

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.

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 K Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus Thomas in entry for Henry Isaac Brammer and Mildred Lavina Thomas, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Rufus K Thomas in entry for Emil Hoerler and Dorothy May Thomas, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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