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Thomas Doomous (Dumas) Randall

Thomas Doomous (Dumas) Randall - An early photo.

Son of Elisha Burrell Randall and Mary (Mollie) Elizabeth Griffin, Thomas Doomous (Dumas) Randall was born on Dec. 16, 1879, in Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia.

After his father, Elisha Burrell Randall. died (in 1883), his mother, Mary Elizabeth Griffin Randall, married Labourn Hamilton Madden (Sept. 14, 1851 - May 9, 1932). Labourn Hamilton Madden was an older brother of Jeremiah Gose Madden; who had married Susan “Susie” Jane Randall (sister of Elisha Burrell Randall).

Labourn Hamilton Madden had married his 1st Wife, Mary Sena (or Lena) McLeskey, on September 3, 1873 in Hart County, Georgia. Georgia Marriage Records - Hart County

According to the 1880 & 1900 U.S. Census, Labourn Hamilton Madden and, Mary Sena (or Lena) McLeskey had the following children (who would become Thomas Doomous Randall's step-brothers and sister):

  1. John William Madden (1873 - 1946)
  2. Elias Edward Madden (1876 - 1948) - Married Ruth D. Isom in 1899.
  3. Martha Emma Madden (1879 - ) - Married Lindsey H. Isom.
  4. Isham Madden (Jan. 1883 - )

It is not certain what happened Mary Sena (or Lena) McLeskey. It is assumed that she died shortly after the birth of Isham Madden in January 1883. We do know that Mary Elizabeth Griffin Randall married Labourn Hamilton Madden sometime between 1883 and 1887.

Most of the original 1890 U.S. Federal Census records were destroyed or badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department in 1921. Records enumerating only 6,160 individuals—less than one percent of the schedules—survived. Those for the Randall family were destroyed.
The home of Labourn Hamilton Madden - in Hartwell, GA. This is likely where Thomas Doomous (Dumas) Randall spent his childhood. Year unknown.
U.S. Census 1900. Labourn Hamilton Madden's family begins on line 20.

1900 United States Federal Census


State: Georgia
County: Hart
Township or other division of county: 1112 Militia Dist.
Date: June 1, 1900

Name Relation Gender Birth Date Age Birthplace Occupation
L. H. Madden Head M Sept. 1852 47 Georgia Farmer
Mary Madden Wife F Sept. 1856 43 Georgia
Isham Madden Son M Jan. 1883 17 Georgia Farmer Laborer
Seabron Madden Son M Feb. 1887 13 Georgia At School
Eunice Madden Daughter F June 1889 10 Georgia At School
Crawford Madden Son M Feb. 1891 9 Georgia
Eululie Madden Daughter F Dec. 1892 7 Georgia
Omar Madden Son M Aug. 1894 5 Georgia
Orien Madden Son M April 1896 4 Georgia
Eva Madden Daughter F May 1898 2 Georgia
Azzie Madden Daughter F May 1900 0 Georgia
Sarah Griffin Mother-in-law F March 1830 70 Georgia

Source: United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Town, Hart, Georgia; Roll: 204; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0045; FHL microfilm: 1240204

Based upon the 1900 US Census, we know that Labourn Hamilton Madden and Mary Elizabeth Griffin Randall together had the following children:

  1. Seaborn Thompson Madden (born on February 24, 1887, in Macon County, Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 7 years old)
  2. Eunice Nora Madden (born on June 23, 1889, in Hartwell, Georgia when - Thomas Doomous was 9 years old)
  3. Crawford Judson Madden (born on February 16, 1891, in Hartwell, Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 11 years old)
  4. Eululie Madden (born on December 15, 1892, in Hartwell, Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 12 years old)
  5. Omar Axton Madden (born on August 12, 1894, in Hartwell, Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 14 years old.
  6. Orien (or Aaron) Fay Madden (born on April 9, 1896, in Hartwell, Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 16 years old)
  7. Eva Madden (born on May 2, 1898, in Hartwell, Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 18 years old)
  8. Azzie Madden (born in May 1900 in Georgia - when Thomas Doomous was 20 years old) It is believed that Azzie Madden died the day she was born.
The Labourn Hamilton Madden family upon their arrival in Texas - from Georgia (early 1900s). Back Row, R to L: Crawford, Seaborn, Eunice, Eula Next row, R to L: Labourn Hamilton, Omar, Arron, Mollie. First row: Eva… the youngest girl. Thomas Doomas Randall does not appear in this photo.
Alma Sandahl Randall. Year unknown.
Dallas County, Texas.
Childress County, Texas.

We also know that (from the 1930 U.S. Census) that the highest level of formal education achieved by Thomas Doomous Randall was the 8th Grade (so he had learned to read and write), and that by 1900, he was no longer living in the same home with his mother and step-father. Considering his age, and the size of Labourn Hamilton Madden's growing family, this seems logical.

Thomas Doomous Randall followed his Aunt (Susan “Susie” Jane Randall) and Uncle (Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden) to Texas; who had made the move sometime between 1894 and 1898. According to his obituary, Thomas Doomous Randall moved the Lagow community of Dallas, Texas during 1900 (which may account for there being no census record for him that year).

On September 16, 1903, in Dallas, Texas, Thomas Doomas Randall (age 23) married Swedish born Alma (Carlson) Sandahl (age 27).

Alma Sandahl was born November 23, 1875, in Ryd, Jönköping, Sweden. It is “believed” that she immigrated to the United States at age 17, arriving in New York from Gothenburg, Sweden on March 10, 1893. However, her 1930 U.S. Census indicates that she immigrated in 1888. So there is some question as to whether a girl with her same name and age immigrated to New York. And since most of the original 1890 U.S. Federal Census records were destroyed or badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department in 1921, that record is not available to clarify this. Alma Sandahl's name appearing on passenger list.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census, by June 14, 1900, she was living with her 61 year old mother (Fredrika), brother (Carl - 26) and sister (Anna - 27) in Travis County, Texas (approx. 200 miles South of Dallas, TX). The Census also indicated that her mother, Fredrika, was a widow. 1900 U.S. Census for Alma Sandahl.

At some point between the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Census, Thomas Doomous Randall's mother, Mary Elizabeth Griffin, and step-father, Labourn Hamilton Madden, moved much of their family to Childress County, Texas (approx. 250 miles Northwest of Dallas, TX).

1910 U.S. Census. Labourn Hamilton Madden's family begins at line 99.
1910 U.S. Census. Labourn Hamilton Madden's family continues at line 1.

1910 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Childress
Township or Other Division of County: Justice Precinct 2
Date: May, 1910

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Labourn H. Madden Head M 59 Georgia Farmer
Mary Madden Wife F 53 Georgia
Crawford Madden Son M 19 Georgia Farm Labor
Eula Madden Daughter F 17 Georgia
Homer Madden Son M 15 Georgia Farm Labor
Fay Madden Son M 13 Georgia Farm Labor
Eva Madden Daughter F 12 Georgia

Note: “Homer” was obviously a misunderstanding for Omar Madden.


Source: United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 2, Childress, Texas; Roll: T624_1537; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1375550 and Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 2, Childress, Texas; Roll: T624_1537; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 1375550

1910 U.S. Census. Thomas Doomous Randall's family begins on line 33.

1910 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Dallas
Date: April 25, 1910

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Thomas D. Randall Head M 30 Georgia Farmer
Alma Randall Wife F 34 Sweden None
Ruth Randall Daughter F 4 Texas None
Helen Randall Daughter F 1 Texas None
Selma Anderson Boarder F 27 Sweden None
Richie Yearson Boarder F 11 Texas * Laborer

* The Census indicates that although Richie Yearson was born in Texas, his parents were both born in Sweden.

Note: Hallie Randall was incorrectly identified in the census as “Helen”. Probably a misunderstanding by the census taker (which was common). Also, Alma & Selma indicated that they spoke both English & Swedish.


Source: United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Lagow, Dallas, Texas; Roll: T624_1543; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 1375556

Thomas Doomous Randall - World War I Draft Registration Card. Notice that his name is spelled differently than his signature (at the bottom of the card) because the information was recorded by someone else (who also signed the card at the end).
1920 U.S. Census - Thomas Doomas Randall's family begins at line

1920 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Dallas
Township or Other Division of County: Justice Precinct No. 1
Date: January 23, 1920

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Thomas D. Randall Head M 38 Georgia Salesman - Produce Co.
Alma Randall Wife F 43 Sweden None
Ruth E. Randall Daughter F 15 Texas None
Hallie Randall Daughter F 10 Texas None
Thomas B. Randall Son M 7 Texas None
Adell Randall Daughter F 3 10/12 Texas None
Stella Randall Daughter F 1 10/12 Texas None

Note: The census indicates that Alma Randall was a “Naturalized” citizen who immigrated to the U.S. in 1888.


Source: United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Dallas Precinct 33, Dallas, Texas; Roll: T625_1793; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 71; Image: 1080

From the 1920 U.S. Census we also learn that Thomas D. Randall owned a Produce Company and owned a house (at 3314 Calvin St., Dallas, TX) with no mortgage.

On Jan. 1, 1924, Thomas Doomous Randall's mother, Mary Elizabeth Griffin-Randall-Madden (September 13, 1856 - Jan. 1, 1924) - age 67, died in Dallas (Dallas County), Texas.1) Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, for Mary Elizabeth Madden.

Death Certificate for Mary Elizabeth Griffin-Randall-Madden. Cause of death was recorded as “Cerebral Hemorrhage” due to arteriosclorosis and hypertension. This was diagnosed through “paralysis”.

“Mollie” was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas (Dallas County), Texas.2)

Inscribed: “Mollie - Wife of L.H. Madden. Sept. 13, 1856. Jan. 1, 1924.”

Eight years later, his step-father, Labourn Hamilton Madden, died on May 9, 1932 in Dallas (Dallas County), Texas. He is also buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas (Dallas County), Texas.3)

1930 U.S. Census. Thomas D. Randall's family begins at the bottom of the page at line 100.
1930 U.S. Census. Thomas D. Randall's family continues at the top of the page at line 1.

1930 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Dallas
Incorporated Place: Dallas City
Date: April 3, 1930

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Thomas D. Randall Head M 49 Georgia Owner - Fruit and Vegetable Co.
Alma Randall Wife F 53 Sweden Home maker
Hallie Randall Daughter F 20 Texas Typist at Insurance Agency
Thomas B. Randall Son M 17 Texas None
Adele A. Randall Daughter F 14 Texas None
Stella M. Randall Daughter F 11 Texas None

Note: The census indicates that Alma Randall was a “Naturalized” citizen who immigrated to the U.S. in 1888.


Source: United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: 2313; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 790.0; FHL microfilm: 2342047 and Year: 1930; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: 2313; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 791.0; FHL microfilm: 2342047

From the 1930 U.S. Census we learn that Thomas D. Randall had moved his family and was renting a house at: 1501 Annex Street, Dallas, Texas (Valued at $45.00). And he owned a radio!

Ultimately, Thomas D. Randall and Alma Sandahl had the following children:

  1. Ruth E. Randall (B. January 22, 1905 in Dallas, Texas - D. March 26, 1987 in Denver, Colorado).4) Married Arthur Val Jacob (February 14, 1901 - September 11, 1966)5) on October 17, 1924 in Dallas, Texas. After the death of Arthur Val Jacob (on Sept. 11, 1966), she Ruth married Casper Zimmerman (B. about 1895 in Glarus, Swizerland - D. 1972) in Mt. Pleasant, Titus, Texas during May 1970 in Mt. Pleasant (Titus County), Texas. Casper died 2 years later (in May 1972).6)
  2. Hallie Fredrika Randall (B. Feb. 24, 1909 in Dallas, Texas - D. April 2, 1995 in Houston, Texas).7) Married Clarence G. Anderson (January 28, 1903 - Aug. 17, 1976)8)
  3. Thomas Burl Randall (Oct. 5, 1912 - Dec. 18, 1974)9)10)
  4. Adele Alma Randall (B. March 10, 1916 in Austin (Travis County), Texas - D. April 17, 1978 in Mt. Pleasant (Titus County), Texas).11)
  5. Stella M. Randall (B. Oct. 19, 1918 in Dallas, Texas - D. Jan. 29, 1974 in Dallas, Texas).12) During 1936 Stella married John Randolph Reeves, Jr. (June 8. 1917 - Dec. 26, 1972) in Dallas, Texas.13)
Ruth E. Randall is buried beside her second husband, Casper Zimmerman, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Lot 152, Sec. C, Sp. 7. She was living with her daughter Barbara in Denver, Colorado when she died and was returned to her home town for burial. She was raised in Dallas by her parents, Thomas and Alma Randall, with her three sisters, Hallie, Adele, and Stella, and her brother, Thomas. She graduated from Forest High School. She met her first husband, Arthur Jacob, through her friend Eloise Miller, who later married Arthur's cousin, Chalmer. On 9 May 1970 she married Casper Zimmerman in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, where her daughter Joyce had made her home.

Alma Sandahl Randall died on June 13, 1935 in Dallas (Dallas County), Texas.14) And she was buried in Oakland Cemetery - Dallas (Dallas County), Texas.

Death Certificate for Alma Sandahl Randall.

Obituary - Alma Sandahl Randall



Mrs. Alma Randall, 59, died Thursday. Survived by husband, T. D. Randall, four daughters, one son, all of Dallas; two sisters; and one brother. Service at Weiland's Funeral Church, 2909 Live Oak. Interment in Oakland Cemetery.


Published in the “Dallas News” newspaper on June 14, 1935

Alma Sandahl Randall's eye glasses.
1940 U.S. Census. Thomas D. Randall's family begins at line

1940 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Dallas
Incorporated Place: Dallas City
Date: April 12, 1940

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Thomas D. Randall Head M 60 Georgia Produce Merchant
Adell Randall Daughter F 24 Texas Cashier - Produce House
A.V. Jacob Son-in-law M 39 Arkansas Const Superintendent - Lead Insulation
Ruth Jacob Daughter F 35 Texas None
Joyce Jacob Granddaughter F 11 Texas None
Barbara Jean Jacob Granddaughter F 7 Texas None

Source: United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: T627_4173; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 255-35

Thomas Doomous Randall's WW II Draft Registration Card from 1942 (He was 62 years old when he had to register for the draft!) Notice that he lists his daughter, Miss. Adelle Randall, as his point of contact.
Thomas Doomous Randall - Obituary

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