Ruth Luxora Thomas

1871–1956 (Age 84)
Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States

The Life of Ruth Luxora

When Ruth Luxora Thomas was born on 15 October 1871, in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States, her father, Ovando Alphonzo Thomas, was 25 and her mother, Amanda Smith, was 26. She died on 22 January 1956, in her hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sand Flat Cemetery, Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ovando Alphonzo Thomas
1845–1894
Amanda Smith
1845–1874
Ruth Luxora Thomas
1871–1956
Robert Sesostris Thomas
1874–1895

Parents & Siblings

  • Ovando Alphonzo Thomas

    Male1845–1894Male

  • Amanda Smith

    Female1845–1874Female

siblings

(2)

  • Female1871–1956Female

  • Robert Sesostris Thomas

    Male1874–1895Male

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 5

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 23

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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 Luxora Thomas, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Ruth Luxora Thomas, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"
  • Ruth Luxora Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

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