Rufus Watson Thomas

1864–1951 (Age 87)
Wimberley, Hays, Texas, United States

The Life of Rufus Watson

When Rufus Watson Thomas was born on 10 April 1864, in Wimberley, Hays, Texas, United States, his father, John J Thomas Sr, was 33 and his mother, Mary Emeline Winters, was 28. He married Dallas Perkins on 3 January 1884, in Bexar, Texas, United States. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 3, Frio, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 17 October 1951, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 87.

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Rufus Watson Thomas
Dallas Perkins
Marriage: 3 January 1884

Spouse & Children

3 January 1884
Bexar, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John J Thomas Sr


  • Mary Emeline Winters




  • Ila William Thomas


  • Male1855–1955Male

  • William Washington Thomas


  • Amanda Belle Thomas


  • Male1864–1951Male

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 1

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 Thomas in household of Mary E Knibe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rufus W Thomas, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus Watson Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"

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