Descendants of John A. Thomas

Printed on: 21 Mar 2010
Prepared by:
Sally V. Houston


Generation One



1. JOHN A.1 THOMAS was born circa 1800 in Virginia.1 He married Jane Williams circa 1823. He died before 1855; John must have been deceased at the time of the 1855 IL state census, as wife and daughter appear to be living with son James and his family at that time.
He appeared on the census of 1840 in Putnam County, Illinois; John Thomas' household consisted of 2 males (10-15, James and George), 1 male (15-20, Henry), 1 male (40-50, John), 1 female (15-20, Nancy), and 1 female (40-50, Jane).2
He appeared on the census of 1845 in Putnam County, Illinois; This census may be a list of land owners, as well as a census of persons, as there are no people listed for John Thomas (not even himself) in one place, and in another place a listing for John A. Thomas with family listed. He is listed as "morris" in the column where others have an occupation. Other names appear also with no person counts. The pages filmed by Ancestry were obviously a transcription, as the names are grouped by first letter of surname. On a page of S and T surnames, is Geo. F. Thomas (70-80), clearly an older man and not John's son - perhaps an older relative of John (who would have been only 45) or even his father.3
He and Jane Williams appeared on the census of 20 Nov 1850 in Putnam County, Illinois; John A., 50, farmer, b.VA; Jane, 57, b.VA; Nancy A., 25, b.VA; James W.,20, real estate $1133,b.OH; George F. 23, $1133, b.VA; Mahala, 21, b.IL; Amanda A., 1, b.IL.4
The family probably arrived in IL some time after the birth of James in 1830, as all censuses give James' birthplace as OH (though Cal's obituary states that they arrived in 1826, perhaps it should have said 1836). The 1840 U.S. census for Putnam Co. is the first documentation of the family which has been found.

JANE WILLIAMS was born circa 1793 in Virginia.5 She died before 1880 in Putnam County, Illinois; by the time of the 1880 census, daughter Nancy is living with her brother, James, and Jane is no longer listed, the implication being that she is deceased, though no verification has been found.
She appeared on the census of 9 Jun 1860 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; the household contained: Jane, 66, personal estate $100, b. VA; Nancy A., 36, b. VA; Frank K???, 19, farm laborer, b. Prussia. Several houses away is a William W. Thomas and wife, Louisa, who may be son James W.6
She appeared on the census of 1865 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; a Jane Thomas, aged between 70 and 80, is listed as living with another female, 40-50, probably Nancy. Next door is a William Thomas (30-40) and his family, relationship unknown.7
She appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; living next door to the family of James W. Thomas, were Jane, 78, b. VA; Nancy A., 48, b. VA.8
Children of John A.1 Thomas and Jane Williams were as follows:
2. i. HENRY CALAHILL2 was born on 12 Nov 1824 in Virginia. He married Julia A. Taggart, daughter of Samuel Taggart and Sarah Gallaher, on 28 May 1846 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. He married Sarah Margaret Fee, daughter of Isaac Fee and Margaretta Haller, on 16 Apr 1879 in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. He died on 7 Apr 1897 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, at age 72.
3. ii. NANCY A. was born circa 1825 in Virginia. She died in Missouri.
4. iii. GEORGE F. was born circa 1827 in Virginia. He married Mahala Myers on 7 Mar 1848 in Putnam County, Illinois.
5. iv. JAMES W. was born in May 1830 in Ohio. He married Louisa Forbes on 8 Oct 1852 in Putnam County, Illinois. He died before 1910 in Missouri.

Generation Two


2. HENRY CALAHILL2 THOMAS (John1) was born on 12 Nov 1824 in Virginia.9 He married Julia A. Taggart, daughter of Samuel Taggart and Sarah Gallaher, on 28 May 1846 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C. Thomas and Julia Tigert [sic] are listed on the certificate, signed by Oaks Turner, clerk, 27 May 1846. The service was performed by John P. Hayes, minister of the M.E. Church.10 He married Sarah Margaret Fee, daughter of Isaac Fee and Margaretta Haller, on 16 Apr 1879 in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois;
The ceremony was performed by P. Warner, Minster of the Gospel, at Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. Marriage information provided to County Clerk: Henry C. Thomas, farmer, age 52, of Putnam Co., father John A. Thomas, mother's maiden name, Jane Williams; married Mrs. Sarah M. Bennett, age 33. b. Cincinatti OH, father Isaac Fee, mother's maiden name Margaretta Haller.11,9 He died on 7 Apr 1897 in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, at age 72; Funeral took place at the M.E. church in Hennepin April 9, 1897, with Rev. J.Z. Zeller officiating.12,9
He and Julia A. Taggart appeared on the census of 22 Nov 1850 in Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 24, farmer, real estate $1133, born VA; Julia, 25,born PA; Albert S., 3, born IL; Alice P., 1/12, born IL. Also in household, William Miller, 20, farmer, born PA.13 He appeared on the census of 1855 in Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C. (Cal) and brothers George and James W., lived next to each other. In Cal's household there are 2 males (20-30) ??, 1 male (under 10), 1 female (30-40), 2 females (under 10). The two older males are listed as in the militia. Value of livestock, $2000. Identity of the second male of military age is a mystery.14
He and Julia A. Taggart appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000. value of personal property: $2358.15 He appeared on the census of 1865 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Cal and Julia have a sizeable family by the time of this census: 2 boys and 2 girls (under 10), 2 boys and 3 girls (10-20). The two of them are in the 30-40 range. The farm is reasonably prosperous, with livestock valued $1270, grain production $1050, and all other agricultural products $340.7
He and Julia A. Taggart appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
He and Sarah Margaret Fee appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1880 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; H.C., 53, farmer, b. IN (? actually b. VA), parents b. VA; Sarah, 35, b. OH, parents b. PA; Amanda Bennett, 15, b. IL, parents b. OH; William Bennett, 12, b. IL, parents b. OH; Albert Bennett, 10, b. IL, parents b. OH; Harriet Bennett, 7, b. IL, parents b. OH; Edwin Bennett, 5, b. IL, parents b. OH. Boarders: George Amity (?), 43, ? painter, b. Germany; Jamie Leech, 23, butcher, b. IA; Charles Broderick, 16, b. IA.17
He and Sarah Margaret Fee appeared on the census of 1885 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; the 1885 Iowa State Census lists Henry C., 58, and Sara, 46, as "hotel keeper and hotel mistress," he born in VA, she in Lee Co., IA. Her children were still with them: William, 17, Albert, 14, both laborers, Heattie (sic), 12, a hotel waiter, Edward (sic), 9, and Florence, 2 (b. Henry Co.). Florence was probably H.C.'s child, as they were married in 1879.18

In the 1850 census for Putnam Co., Henry was listed as living with his wife and children, next to his parents, sister and brothers. The three young men have real estate worth $1133 each. Though records have not been found, perhaps H.C. sold his portion to provide funds for purchasing other acreage, as the following transactions have been discovered:
On 3 Apr 1855, for the sum of $1500, H.C. Thomas purchased two pieces of land, one of 58+ acres and the other of about 100 acres, from Ralph Ware and Lucinda, his wife.19
Smiley and Elizabeth Shepherd sold 40 acres in Putnam Co. to Henry C. Thomas for the sum of $300 in 1857. 20
Henry C. Thomas and Julia, his wife, sold to James W. Thomas, 58+ acres in Putnam Co., for $340 on 29 Oct 1863. 21
When the rest of the land was sold and where the money went have not been discovered. But on 1 Oct 1873, H.C. Thomas apparently borrowed from R. Hanny & Co. (Richard Hanny and William Hughes), two amounts of $61.78, receipts # 7750 and 7883, with interest from that date of 10% per annum. This was not repaid, and court records of 13 Feb 1875 show no property against which to levy the amount plus interest and court charges. 22
From his obituary: "Word came to Hennepin Wednesday of last week that H.C. Thomas, or Cal as he was familiarly called, was dead, and his son 'Scott,' [Charles Walter] who resided here left here that night for Fairfield, Iowa, where his father had lived. ...he was a prominent factor in the Buell Institute and Putnam County Agricultural Board and acted as its head officer for several years. Henry Calahill Thomas was born in the state of Virginia, Nov. 12, 1824. He came with his parents to Illinois in 1826 [sic] and the greater part of his life was spent in this state. He was married in 1847 [sic] to Julia A Taggart. ...to them were born 9 children. In 1878 he was again married to Mrs. Sarah Bennett, who with one child survives him."23

JULIA A. TAGGART was born in 1823 in Pennsylvania; probably Armstrong Co. Her mother, along with aunts and uncles, moved their families to Putnam Co., IL, from Armstrong Co. in 1837. Her father had been killed in 1830 on a cattle-selling trip to NJ, and their property was sold by the sheriff for non-payment of debts. She died on 2 Jun 1875 in Putnam County, Illinois; "Died at her house, 4 miles east of Hennepin, June 2, of consumption, Mrs. Julia A. Thomas, 51, wife of H.C. Thomas" (Mrs. Thomas dies, Putnam record, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as Putnam record.).
Children of Henry Calahill2 Thomas and Julia A. Taggart were as follows:
6. i. ALBERT LYLE (BERT)3 was born on 22 Oct 1847. He married Frances Caroline Zenor, daughter of Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel, on 17 Sep 1872 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. He died on 10 Jun 1931 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 83.
7. ii. ALICE PEARL was born in Oct 1850 in Illinois. She married Charles Albert Zenor, son of Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel, 25 Mar 1869. She died in 10 Feb 1918 in Illinois.
8. iii. AGNES was born in Jul 1852. She married Asaph Parmalee on 24 Dec 1872. She died in 1930 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.
9. iv. CHARLES WALTER (SCOTT) was born on 25 Jun 1853 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. He married Clara Towle, daughter of Charles Porter Towle and Sarah Jane Storer, on 22 Dec 1876 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. He died on 29 Mar 1938 in Hood River, Oregon, at age 84. He was buried on 31 Mar 1938 in Idlewild Cemetery, IDW-8-1-40, Hood River, Oregon.
10. v. MAUD was born in Aug 1855. She married William H. Ellis on 25 Nov 1874. She died in May 1913 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, at age 57.
11. vi. WILLIAM WALLACE was born in Sep 1857 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. He married Agnes Mary Reagan on 1 Dec 1892 in LaSalle County, Illinois. He died before 1930 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma.
12. vii. CLARA J. (NIN) was born on 25 Aug 1859 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. She married LeRoy Thomas Smith on 29 Mar 1888 in Victoria, Knox County, Illinois. She died on 27 Jan 1944 in Williamsfield, Knox County, Illinois, at age 84.
13. viii. ELLA ASPASIA (SPY) was born in 1861. She married William Ryan. She died on 3 Jan 1940 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma.
14. ix. HENRY CLAUDE was born on 7 Aug 1863 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois. He died on 30 Apr 1949 in Coronado, San Diego County, California, at age 85.

SARAH MARGARET FEE was born circa 1845 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.11 She died before 1920 in Nemaha County, Kansas; in the 1920 census, Sarah M. no longer appears in the household of her daughter and son-in-law, so it can be assumed that she has died. Sarah was a widow at the time of her marriage to H.C. Thomas; her previous married name was Bennett.9 She appeared on the census of 5 Jun 1900 in the household of Florence Julia Thomas and Augustus Monroe Smith in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; Monro [sic] is a Saloon Keeper who owns his house. He and Florence have been married 1 year and have no children. His mother-in-law, Margret Thomas, lives with them.24
She appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in the household of Florence Julia Thomas and Augustus Monroe Smith in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; Monroe is Proprietor of a Billiard hall. Their house is rented. Florence has borne no children, and her mother, Sadie M. Thomas, is living with them.25
She appeared on the census of 1915 in the household of Florence Julia Thomas and Augustus Monroe Smith in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; A.M. and Florence have her mother, Saddie [sic] in their house, which they own with a mortgage.26
Children of Henry Calahill2 Thomas and Sarah Margaret Fee were:
i. FLORENCE JULIA3 was born on 24 Sep 1881 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa.27 She married Augustus Monroe Smith circa 1899. She died on 10 Jun 1927 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, at age 45; her tombstone is in the Seneca Cemetery, Lot 260-7.27
She appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Sarah Margaret Fee in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; the 1885 Iowa State Census lists Henry C., 58, and Sara, 46, as "hotel keeper and hotel mistress," he born in VA, she in Lee Co., IA. Her children were still with them: William, 17, Albert, 14, both laborers, Heattie (sic), 12, a hotel waiter, Edward (sic), 9, and Florence, 2 (b. Henry Co.). Florence was probably H.C.'s child, as they were married in 1879.18
She and Augustus Monroe Smith appeared on the census of 5 Jun 1900 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; Monro [sic] is a Saloon Keeper who owns his house. He and Florence have been married 1 year and have no children. His mother-in-law, Margret Thomas, lives with them.24
She and Augustus Monroe Smith appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; Monroe is Proprietor of a Billiard hall. Their house is rented. Florence has borne no children, and her mother, Sadie M. Thomas, is living with them.25
She and Augustus Monroe Smith appeared on the census of 1915 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; A.M. and Florence have her mother, Saddie [sic] in thier house, which they own with a mortgage.26
She and Augustus Monroe Smith appeared on the census of 30 Jan 1920 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; Augustus M. and Florence own their house on Roanoke St. free of mortgage. He is the owner and manager of a Billiard Hall. Her mother is no longer living with them, so it can be presumed that she has died.28
She and Augustus Monroe Smith appeared on the census of 1925 in Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas; A.M. is listed as a retired farmer, which does not match his professions on previous census listings. Their home is owned, but no street is referenced on the census form, so it is impossible to tell whether this is the same house/location as in the 1920 federal census.29
AUGUSTUS MONROE SMITH was born in Oct 1865 in Nemaha County, Kansas.

3. NANCY A.2 THOMAS (John1) was born circa 1825 in Virginia.30 She died in Missouri; Nancy appears in the 1880 census in the MO household of brother, James (sister "Ann"), but not in 1900, from which one can infer that she has died.
She appeared on the census of 20 Nov 1850 in the household of John A. Thomas and Jane Williams in Putnam County, Illinois; John A., 50, farmer, b.VA; Jane, 57, b.VA; Nancy A., 25, b.VA; James W.,20, real estate $1133,b.OH; George F. 23, $1133, b.VA; Mahala, 21, b.IL; Amanda A., 1, b.IL.4
She appeared on the census of 9 Jun 1860 in the household of Jane Williams in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; the household contained: Jane, 66, personal estate $100, b. VA; Nancy A., 36, b. VA; Frank K???, 19, farm laborer, b. Prussia.6
She appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of Jane Williams in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; living next door to the family of James W. Thomas, were Jane, 78, b. VA; Nancy A., 48, b. VA.8
She appeared on the census of 15 Jun 1880 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; Living on Franklin Street were James, 50, b. Ohio, day laborer; Louisa, 50, b. Pennsylvania; Henry S., 25, b. Illinois; Arra (sic) E., 15, b. IL; Orpha J., 15, b. IL; Justin W., 10, b. IL; Ann (Nancy?), 59, sister, b. Virginia.31
Nancy seems never to have married, as she is listed in censuses with her parents, then with her brother. By 1900, she has disappeared from obvious records.

4. GEORGE F.2 THOMAS (John1) was born circa 1827 in Virginia.32 He married Mahala Myers on 7 Mar 1848 in Putnam County, Illinois; Name of the bride on this form is Mihaly Myers, obtained 7 Mar 1848, George Dent, clerk. Marriage was performed by John P. Hayes, minister, on 9 Mar.33
He appeared on the census of 20 Nov 1850 in the household of John A. Thomas and Jane Williams in Putnam County, Illinois; John A., 50, farmer, b.VA; Jane, 57, b.VA; Nancy A., 25, b.VA; James W.,20, real estate $1133,b.OH; George F. 23, $1133, b.VA; Mahala, 21, b.IL; Amanda A., 1, b.IL.4
He appeared on the census of 1855 in Putnam County, Illinois; the three brothers, Henry C., George, and James W., are listed together, George (20-30) and Mahala (20-30) with 2 boys and 1 girl under 10. The second son must have died young, as he is not listed in later censuses.34
He and Mahala Myers appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1860 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; G.F. 33, day laborer, real estate $300, personal estate $225, b. OH; Mahala, 31, b. IN; Arvilla (?), 11, b. IL; Ammon, 9, b. IL.35
He and Mahala Myers appeared on the census of 30 Jul 1870 in 4th Ward Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; George, 43, foreman livery, personal estate $100, b. VA; Mahala, 42, b. IL; Arvilla, 21, b. IL; Ammon, 18, laborer, b. IL.36
He and Mahala Myers appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1880 in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois; Living on 4th Avenue were George, 53, a teamster, wife Mahala, 51, and daughter Arvilla, 31, a dress-maker.37
Census data indicate that the family was not wealthy, with George working as a day laborer in Hennepin 1860, foreman in a livery Davenport Iowa in 1870, and a teamster at Rock Island IL in 1880. The value of their real and personal property fell from $525 in 1860 to $100 in 1870 (these data are not given in 1880 census).

MAHALA MYERS was born circa 1829 in Indiana; 1850 census gives her birthplace as Indiana, but 1860 and 1870 say Illinois.38
Children of George F.2 Thomas and Mahala Myers both born in Illinois were as follows:
i. AMANDA ARVILLA3 was born in 1849.39
She appeared on the census of 24 Nov 1850 in the household of John A. Thomas, with her parents, George and Mahala Thomas, in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.
She appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1860 in the household of George F. Thomas and Mahala Myers in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; G.F. 33, day laborer, real estate $300, personal estate $225, b. OH; Mahala, 31, b. IN; Arvilla (?), 11, b. IL; Ammon, 9, b. IL.35
She appeared on the census of 30 Jul 1870 in the household of George F. Thomas and Mahala Myers in 4th Ward Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; George, 43, foreman livery, personal estate $100, b. VA; Mahala, 42, b. IL; Arvilla, 21, b. IL; Ammon, 18, laborer, b. IL.36
She appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1880 in the household of George F. Thomas and Mahala Myers in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois; Living on 4th Avenue were George, 53, a teamster, wife Mahala, 51, and daughter Arvilla, 31, a dress-maker.37
ii. AMMON was born circa 1852.39
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1860 in the household of George F. Thomas and Mahala Myers in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; G.F. 33, day laborer, real estate $300, personal estate $225, b. OH; Mahala, 31, b. IN; Arvilla (?), 11, b. IL; Ammon, 9, b. IL.35
He appeared on the census of 30 Jul 1870 in the household of George F. Thomas and Mahala Myers in 4th Ward Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; George, 43, foreman livery, personal estate $100, b. VA; Mahala, 42, b. IL; Arvilla, 21, b. IL; Ammon, 18, laborer, b. IL.36

5. JAMES W.2 THOMAS (John1) was born in May 1830 in Ohio.32 He married Louisa Forbes on 8 Oct 1852 in Putnam County, Illinois; The license was acquired 6 Oct 1852, George Dent, clerk. John P. Hayes, minister, performed the ceremony on the 8th.40 He died before 1910 in Missouri; Louisa is listed as widowed in 1910 census.41
He appeared on the census of 20 Nov 1850 in the household of John A. Thomas and Jane Williams in Putnam County, Illinois; John A., 50, farmer, b.VA; Jane, 57, b.VA; Nancy A., 25, b.VA; James W.,20, real estate $1133,b.OH; George F. 23, $1133, b.VA; Mahala, 21, b.IL; Amanda A., 1, b.IL.4
He appeared on the census of 1855 in Putnam County, Illinois; James W. (20-30), living next to his brothers, Henry C. and George, appears to have his mother (50-60) and older sister (30-40) in his household, along with wife, Louisa (20-30), and a son (under 10).34
He and Louisa Forbes appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42
He and Louisa Forbes appeared on the census of 15 Jun 1880 in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; Living on Franklin Street were James, 50, b. Ohio, day laborer; Louisa, 50, b. Pennsylvania; Henry S., 25, b. Illinois; Arra (sic) E., 15, b. IL; Orpha J., 15, b. IL; Justin W., 10, b. IL; Ann (Nancy?), 59, sister, b. Virginia.31
He and Louisa Forbes appeared on the census of 9 Jun 1900 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; Owning their home (with a mortgage) at 2315 Grove (St.?) were James 70, b. May 1830, and Louisa, 70, b. May 1830, married 47 years with 4 living children. Also in household was son Justin W, 29, b. Feb. 1871.43
The 1900 census shows James and Louisa reporting 4 children born, all living. However, seven children are listed through the 1870 and 1880 censuses. Perhaps they did not understand the question, or the children listed with them in the censuses were not their own.
James' mother and sister lived with them at various times. The 1855 IL state census shows two extra females of the proper ages in his household. In 1880, a sister "Ann" is in his household. The assumption is being made that their mother, Jane, has died, and Nancy is living with James and his family in Missouri
By 1910, Louisa was living with son Henry S. in Kansas City Ward 11.

LOUISA FORBES was born in 1830 in Pennsylvania. At the time of the 1850 census, Louisa was living in the household of wealthy farmer, Jeremiah Strawn, possibly as a servant, but that is not stated.
She appeared on the census of Jun 1910 in Kansas Ward 11, Jackson County, Missouri; In household at 2416 Highland are Louisa, 81 and three sons: Henry S., 57, packer/mail order house; Ray E. (Ora E.), 45, musician(?)/odd jobs, out of work 15 weeks in 1909; Justin W., 40, packer/mail order house. Louisa and Henry are widowed, Ray and Justin single.41
Children of James W.2 Thomas and Louisa Forbes all born in Illinois were as follows:
i. HENRY S.3 was born circa 1855.8
He appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42 He appeared on the census of 15 Jun 1880 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; Living on Franklin Street were James, 50, b. Ohio, day laborer; Louisa, 50, b. Pennsylvania; Henry S., 25, b. Illinois; Arra (sic) E., 15, b. IL; Orpha J., 15, b. IL; Justin W., 10, b. IL; Ann (Nancy?), 59, sister, b. Virginia.31
He appeared on the census of Jun 1910 in the household of Louisa Forbes in Kansas Ward 11, Jackson County, Missouri; In household at 2416 Highland are Louisa, 81 and three sons: Henry S., 57, packer/mail order house; Ray E. (Ora E.), 45, musician(?)/odd jobs, out of work 15 weeks in 1909; Justin W., 40, packer/mail order house. Louisa and Henry are widowed, Ray and Justin single.41
ii. ORA ELLSWORTH was born circa 1865.8
He appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42 He appeared on the census of 15 Jun 1880 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; Living on Franklin Street were James, 50, b. Ohio, day laborer; Louisa, 50, b. Pennsylvania; Henry S., 25, b. Illinois; Arra (sic) E., 15, b. IL; Orpha J., 15, b. IL; Justin W., 10, b. IL; Ann (Nancy?), 59, sister, b. Virginia.31
He appeared on the census of Jun 1910 in the household of Louisa Forbes in Kansas Ward 11, Jackson County, Missouri; In household at 2416 Highland are Louisa, 81 and three sons: Henry S., 57, packer/mail order house; Ray E. (Ora E.), 45, musician(?)/odd jobs, out of work 15 weeks in 1909; Justin W., 40, packer/mail order house. Louisa and Henry are widowed, Ray and Justin single.41
iii. ORPHA J. was born circa 1865.8
She appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42 She appeared on the census of 15 Jun 1880 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; Living on Franklin Street were James, 50, b. Ohio, day laborer; Louisa, 50, b. Pennsylvania; Henry S., 25, b. Illinois; Arra (sic) E., 15, b. IL; Orpha J., 15, b. IL; Justin W., 10, b. IL; Ann (Nancy?), 59, sister, b. Virginia.31
iv. WILLIAM L. was born circa 1866.8 He died before 1880; probably died before the 1880 census, as he does not appear with the family, and in 1900 his mother reports 4 living children.
He appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42
v. MARY was born circa 1868.8 She died before 1880; she does not appear with the family in the 1880 census, and in 1900, her mother reports 4 living children.
She appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42
vi. CHARLES W. was born in Feb 1870.8 He died before 1880; he does not appear with the family in the 1880 census, and in 1900, his mother reports 4 living children.
He appeared on the census of Jun 1870 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Living next door to his mother, Jane, were James W. 40, farmer, real estate $9360, personal $2760, OH; Lucia (?) 40, b. PA; Henry S. 16, b. IL; Ora Ellsworth 6 (m) & Orpha 6 (f), b. IL; William L. 4, b. IL; Mary 2, b. IL; Charles W. 4/12, b. IL; Olsen, Peter, 23, farm hand, b. Denmark.42
vii. JUSTIN W. was born in Feb 1871; Though the 1880 census lists Justin as 10 years old, the 1900 census gives his birth date as Feb. 1871, which is more likely, as brother Charles was born Feb. 1870.8,31,44
He appeared on the census of 15 Jun 1880 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; Living on Franklin Street were James, 50, b. Ohio, day laborer; Louisa, 50, b. Pennsylvania; Henry S., 25, b. Illinois; Arra (sic) E., 15, b. IL; Orpha J., 15, b. IL; Justin W., 10, b. IL; Ann (Nancy?), 59, sister, b. Virginia.31
He appeared on the census of 9 Jun 1900 in the household of James W. Thomas and Louisa Forbes in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; Ownng their home (with a mortgage) at 2315 Grove (St.?) were James 70, b. May 1830, and Louisa, 70, b. May 1830, married 47 years with 4 living children. Also in household was son Justin W, 29, b. Feb. 1871.43
He appeared on the census of Jun 1910 in the household of Louisa Forbes in Kansas Ward 11, Jackson County, Missouri; In household at 2416 Highland are Louisa, 81 and three sons: Henry S., 57, packer/mail order house; Ray E. (Ora E.), 45, musician(?)/odd jobs, out of work 15 weeks in 1909; Justin W., 40, packer/mail order house. Louisa and Henry are widowed, Ray and Justin single.41


Generation Three



6. ALBERT LYLE (BERT)3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born on 22 Oct 1847; 1848 birth date on 1900 census does not agree with family tradition of 1847.45 He married Frances Caroline Zenor, daughter of Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel, on 17 Sep 1872 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; the month and day are from the Skeel family tree, posted on the internet, year from various census calculations. Rev. D.T. Wilson perfomed the ceremony.46 He died on 10 Jun 1931 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 83; burial is in the Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam Co.45
He appeared on the census of 22 Nov 1850 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 24, farmer, real estate $1133, born VA; Julia, 25,born PA; Albert S., 3, born IL; Alice P., 1/12, born IL. Also in household, William Miller, 20, farmer, born PA.13 He appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000. value of personal property: $2358.15
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
He and Frances Caroline Zenor appeared on the census of 5 Jun 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Albert L., 32, farmer, Francis (sic) C. 31, Ervin, 4. They are living next door to Albert and Frances Boyle; she remarried Charles Porter Towle in 1892.47
He and Frances Caroline Zenor appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in Spring Valley, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert is a day laborer, Ralph and Lora at school.48
He appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1910 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert, Erwin and Ralph are teamsters, Muriel a telephone operator, and Lora a public school teacher. They own their house.49
He and Frances Caroline Zenor appeared on the census of 28 Jan 1920 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois.50
He and Frances Caroline Zenor appeared on the census of 1930 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert is retired; he is not a veteran. Erwin works as a garden laborer. No one else in the home has outside employment, but Lora's two children attend school.51

On the 1870 and 1880 censuses for Putnam Co., his occupation was farmer, but by the time of the 1900 census for Bureau Co. IL, Albert was listed as a day laborer.

FRANCES CAROLINE ZENOR was born on 26 Oct 1849 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.52 She died on 4 Dec 1935 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 86.52
She appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1860 in the household of Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; In the household of Jacob, 48, farmer, were wife, Olivia, 42; daughter Emeline, 18; son Charles, 15; d. Frances, 11; s. Edgar, 9, s. James H., 6; d. Nancy A., 4; unnamed son, 4 mo. All children born in IL. The farm was worth $5,800, with personal property worth $1,985. Near neighbors were H.C. Thomas and family, on an even more prosperous farm.53
Children of Albert Lyle (Bert)3 Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor were as follows:
i. ERWIN MILTON4 was born in 1876 in Illinois.46 He died on 31 Oct 1937 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois.54
He appeared on the census of 5 Jun 1880 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Albert L., 32, farmer, Francis (sic) C. 31, Ervin, 4.
He appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1910 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert, Erwin and Ralph are teamsters, Muriel a telephone operator, and Lora a public school teacher. They own their house.49
He appeared on the census of 28 Jan 1920 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois.50 He appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert is retired; he is not a veteran. Erwin works as a garden laborer. No one else in the home has outside employment, but Lora's two children attend school.51
He was known to nieces and nephews as "Uncle Winnie." In his working life he drove a milk route and worked in an ice cream factory.52
ii. ALBERT FRANCIS was born on 6 Feb 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.55 He died after 6 Feb 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; he is buried in Riverside Cemetery.52
iii. MURIEL MILDRED was born 20 Sep 1881 in Illinois.55 She married Carter Harrison Hall in 1917.52 She died 30 May 1963 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Muriel was buried in the Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island.52
She appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1910 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert, Erwin and Ralph are teamsters, Muriel a telephone operator, and Lora a public school teacher. They own their house.49
She and Carter Harrison Hall appeared on the census of 8 Jan 1920 in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Carter is working as a "cars inspector" in a railroad yard. Their home is rented.56
She and Carter Harrison Hall appeared on the census of Apr 1930 in Village of Bellwood, Cook County, Illinois; They have moved from Bureau Co. to Cook Co., and Carter is still working for a railroad, this time as assistant foreman. Their home is rented for $45; they do have a radio.57
She was known to family as "Aunt Murlie." 52
CARTER HARRISON HALL was born in 1889.52 He died in 1961.52

iv. HARLEY RALPH was born on 6 Feb 1887 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; the 1900 census gives a birthdate of Mar 1888.52,48 He married Louise Barbara Colling on 23 Oct 1912 in Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois.52 He died on 30 Mar 1969 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 82; Cook Co., Illinois Death Index gives this death date. Burial is in Peru City Cemetery, Peru, IL.58
He appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor in Spring Valley, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert is a day laborer, Ralph and Lora at school.48
He appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1910 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert, Erwin and Ralph are teamsters, Muriel a telephone operator, and Lora a public school teacher. They own their house.49
He and Louise Barbara Colling appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Ralph is working as a clerk in a factory. Lizzie's sister, Anna, and brother, William are living with them; William also is a clerk.59
He and Louise Barbara Colling appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; At the time of this census, Ralph is a wire inspector for a telephone manufacturer. The home they own is valued at $5000, but they do not have a radio.60
He worked as a factory inspector/supervisor for Western Electric Co.52
His draft registration cards for both 1917 and 1942 have him signing his name as "Harley Ralph" and giving his birth date as 6 March (not Feb.). In 1917, his occupation is teamster for Hunter-Doherty & Co. in Spring Valley IL, but by 1942, he lives in Chicago, where he works for Western Electric.61

LOUISE BARBARA COLLING was born on 25 Apr 1890 in DePue, Bureau County, Illinois.52 She died on 25 Jun 1980 in Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, at age 90.52
Her parents were William (Wilhelm) Henry Colling (1865-1912) and Caroline (Lene) Wilhelmina Brackmann (1868-1928).62

v. LORA ALICE was born in Sep 1889 in Illinois.48 She married Charles Henry Rudiger in 1911.52 She died in 1944 in Illinois; she is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, IL.52
She appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor in Spring Valley, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert is a day laborer, Ralph and Lora at school.48
She appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1910 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert, Erwin and Ralph are teamsters, Muriel a telephone operator, and Lora a public school teacher. They own their house.49
She appeared on the census of 21 Jan 1920 in the household of Charles. Henry Rudiger in Hamilton Township, Lee County, Illinois; Charles H., 35, Laura [sic] A, 30, Beulah, 1 11/12. Charles is a grain farmer, and the farm is rented.
She appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Albert Lyle (Bert) Thomas and Frances Caroline Zenor in Spring Valley City, Bureau County, Illinois; Albert is retired; he is not a veteran. Erwin works as a garden laborer. No one else in the home has outside employment, but Lora's two children attend school.51
CHARLES HENRY RUDIGER was born in 1884.52 He died in 1922.52

7. ALICE PEARL3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born in Oct 1850 in Illinois.63,64 She married Charles Albert Zenor, son of Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel, in 1869.52 She died in 1916 in Illinois; she is buried in Hennepin.52
She appeared on the census of 22 Nov 1850 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 24, farmer, real estate $1133, born VA; Julia, 25,born PA; Albert S., 3, born IL; Alice P., 1/12, born IL. Also in household, William Miller, 20, farmer, born PA.13 She appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000, value of personal property: $2358.15
She and Charles Albert Zenor appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Charles was a clerk in a department store.65 She and Charles Albert Zenor appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1900 in Williamsfield, Knox County, Iowa; Charles has become a "merchant" in general merchandising. They own their home free of mortgage. Alice has had four children, of whom two are still living.66
She and Charles Albert Zenor appeared on the census of 15 Apr 1910 in Williamsfield Village, Knox County, Illinois; Alice and Charles have had four children, of whom two are still living. Charles has "own income," and their house is owned free of mortgage.67
Alice and Charles Zenor attended the funeral of her uncle, William Wallace Taggart, of Tonica, IL, as did nephews and niece Ralph, Erwin and Murial Thomas.68

CHARLES ALBERT ZENOR was born in 1845 in Illinois.53 He died in 1931 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; burial is in the Hennepin Cemetery.52
He appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1860 in the household of Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; In the household of Jacob, 48, farmer, were wife, Olivia, 42; daughter Emeline, 18; son Charles, 15; d. Frances, 11; s. Edgar, 9, s. James H., 6; d. Nancy A., 4; unnamed son, 4 mo. All children born in IL. The farm was worth $5,800, with personal property worth $1,985. Near neighbors were H.C. Thomas and family, on an even more prosperous farm.53
He and Agnes Thomas appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in Williamsfield, Knox County, Illinois; Widowed brother and sister in-law are sharing his house. Probably, Agnes moved in with her sister and brother-in-law when Asa died, then Alice died also. Charles owns his house free of mortgage.69
Children of Alice Pearl3 Thomas and Charles Albert Zenor were as follows:
i. NORA MILDRED4 was born circa Dec 1871 in Illinois.70 She married Ralph V. Field circa 1896.
She appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1880 in the household of Charles Albert Zenor and Alice Pearl Thomas in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Charles was a clerk in a department store.65
She and Ralph V. Field appeared on the census of 26 Jun 1900 in Osceola, Knox County, Illinois; Ralph is listed as principal of a high school. Their house is rented. Both of the children borne by Mildred N. are living.70
She and Ralph V. Field appeared on the census of 27 Apr 1910 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois; Ralph's widowed father, Michael M. Field, 76, is living with them; he is not working. Ralph is a real estate agent, and their home is owned with a mortgage. Mildred Z. has had a child since the 1900 census, but that child has died.71
She and Ralph V. Field appeared on the census of 2 Jan 1920 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois; Ralph O.[sic] seems to be self-employed as a real estate agent. The family owns the house, but whether mortgaged or not is unclear, as the space is written-over.72
RALPH V. FIELD was born in Oct 1871 in Illinois.
He appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois; Ralph is living with his parents in Warren Co., while working as a school teacher, at the same time he is also enumerated with his wife and children in Knox Co.73
ii. MABLE (MAPLE?) C. was born in 1876 in Illinois.65 She died before 1900 in Illinois; the 1900 census shows that her mother has borne four children of whom two are still living. Mildred and Maud lived to marry and have their own children, from which can be inferred that Mable and Zelda have died.
The listing for this daughter in the 1880 census is basically unreadable, but looks to begin with M (but is not the Mildred noted by Harley Thomas in his family history interview).
She appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1880 in the household of Charles Albert Zenor and Alice Pearl Thomas in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Charles was a clerk in a department store.65
iii. IDA MAUD was born in Sep 1879 in Iowa. She married Anthony W. Gale circa 1907.
She appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1880 in the household of Charles Albert Zenor and Alice Pearl Thomas in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Charles was a clerk in a department store.65
She and Anthony W. Gale appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; Anthony W. and Maude own their farm free of mortgage, and he works for himself.74
She appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; on their farm, which they own free of mortgage, they have a hired hand, Jonas Jacobson, who is from Sweden and was naturalized in 1892.75
She appeared on the census of 12 Apr 1930 in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; they own their farm, they have a radio. Their hired hand is Arvin Spencer, 25, from IL.76
ANTHONY W. GALE was born circa 1875.
iv. ZELDA was born in 1892 in Illinois.77 She died in 1893 in Illinois.77

8. AGNES3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born in Jul 1852.78 She married Asaph Parmalee on 24 Dec 1872.79,52 She died in 1930 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; she is buried in Hennepin.52
She appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000. value of personal property: $2358.15
She appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
She and Asaph Parmalee appeared on the census of 8 Jun 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Asa, 28, was a farmer.80
She and Asaph Parmalee appeared on the census of 1885 in Center, Henry County, Iowa; Asa was clerking at Wildens(?) R.R.lunch (it looks like on census form).81
She and Asaph Parmalee appeared on the census of 5 Jun 1900 in Aurora, Knox County, Illinois; Agnes and Asaph have a boarder, Herbert Johnson, who works at machine assembly. Asaph is a machinest. Of Agnes' three children, only one is still living.82
She and Asaph Parmalee appeared on the census of 14 May 1910 in Aurora, Knox County, Illinois; Their roomer is Margratte Barrie (occupation indecipherable). Asa is no longer working; their house is owned free of mortgage.83
She and Charles Albert Zenor appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in Williamsfield, Knox County, Illinois; Widowed brother and sister in-law are sharing his house. Probably, Agnes moved in with her sister and brother-in-law when Asa died, then Alice died also. Charles owns his house free of mortgage.69

ASAPH PARMALEE was born in May 1852 in Putnam County, Illinois; Ellsworth's volume on Putnam Co.says he was born there 1851, but in the 1900 census he gives his birthdate as May 1852.79 He died in 1914 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.52
Children of Agnes3 Thomas and Asaph Parmalee both born in Illinois were as follows:
i. EVA M4 was born circa 1874.84
She appeared on the census of 8 Jun 1880 in the household of Agnes Thomas and Asaph Parmalee in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Asa, 28, was a farmer.80
ii. ERTON was born in Sep 1875.80 He married Eva Heinz on 22 Apr 1896 in Kane County, Illinois.85 He died in 1967.86
He appeared on the census of 8 Jun 1880 in the household of Agnes Thomas and Asaph Parmalee in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Asa, 28, was a farmer.80
He appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Agnes Thomas and Asaph Parmalee in Center, Henry County, Iowa.81
He was a railroad worker; he and his wife had four children; he died 1967. Ellsworth's volume on Putnam Co. says his name was Irton, b. 1875.79,86
He and Eva Heinz appeared on the census of 1 Jan 1900 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois; Erton is a laborer, they rent their house, and Eva has borne a child which is no longer living, as well as LeRoy.87
He and Eva Heinz appeared on the census of 2 Jan 1920 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois; Erton is a machinist for what looks like "mill department." Their home is owned free of mortgage.88
He and Eva Heinz appeared on the census of 14 Apr 1930 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois; Erton is a millwright helper, and Ervine [sic] runs a grinding machine in the tool industry. The home they own is valued at $4500, and they have a radio.89
EVA HEINZ was born in Jul 1875.

9. CHARLES WALTER (SCOTT)3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born on 25 Jun 1853 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Information on his death certificate contributed by Clara, gives his birth as 25 Jun, rather than 26 Jun 1853.90 He married Clara Towle, daughter of Charles Porter Towle and Sarah Jane Storer, on 22 Dec 1876 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.12 He died on 29 Mar 1938 in Hood River, Oregon, at age 84.90 He was buried on 31 Mar 1938 in Idlewild Cemetery, IDW-8-1-40, Hood River, Oregon; cemetery record gives date of burial as 31 Aug, but death certificate indicates 31 Mar, which seems more reasonable.91,90
He appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000. value of personal property: $2358.15
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
He and Clara Towle appeared on the census of 1 Jun 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Chs. W., 26, laborer, b. IL; Clara, 22, wife, b. IL; Lucia M, 2, daughter, b. IL.92 He and Clara Towle appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1900 in Abingdon, Knox, Illinois.93
He and Clara Towle appeared on the census of 20 Apr 1910 in 403 Hershberger?, Cedar township, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois.94
He and Clara Towle appeared on the census of 12 Jan 1920 in 219 Barrett Avenue, Precinct 28, Richmond, Contra Costa County, California; renter, boarding house? Not separate residence per census. Chas W., head, 65. Clara, wife, 62.95
He and Clara Towle appeared on the census of 11 Apr 1930 in 2033 Barrett Ave., Richmond, Contra Costa County, California; Also in household, Henry D. Moore, lodger, 76, and Paul Olynick, 14.96

Charles Walter Thomas seems to have been known as "Scott" by family and friends in Illinois, as that is how he is referred to in obituaries of his siblings and father. The reason is unknown, but he must have been fond of the name, as son Claud named his first son Mark Scott. To the rest of the world, he was called Walter but often listed officially as Charles W. Confusing. Second son and fourth child of 10, he grew up in Hennepin, moving to Abingdon with his family some time between 1884 and 1900. His first child with wife, Clara Towle, was Lucia May, b. 1877, who died in 1880; her twin brothers were born in 1884. No record has been found of other pregnancies. A number of charming professional photos exist of the young family and of the twins as they grew, as well as more casual shots. The reasons for the move from Hennepin to Abingdon are unknown.

In 1909, son Charles Earl, better known as Charlie, married Anna Mina Thomas, born in Abingdon. Any possible relationship between the two Thomas families is purely speculative at this time, but would not have been a close one.

The 1910 census shows Scott, Clara and Henry Claud still living in Cedar Twp., Abingdon. Charlie and Anna were in Camp Point, Adams Co., IL, where their first two children were born. The whole family seems to have migrated to Richmond CA in the summer of 1911. Claud soon married another Abingdon girl, Ethel Evelyn Lewis, whether in Abingdon or in Richmond is not yet known, but their first child was born in Richmond in late 1912. Most of the photos of the twins and their growing families show Scott and Clara, as well as Ethel's mother, Eliza Lewis. From 1912 through at least 1924, California voter registration lists show Charles W. Thomas registering97, either as a Democrat or a Socialist, giving his occupation variously as potter and laborer. Part of the time, he worked for Pacific Porcelain Works, as did his sons. Another job was as a clerk for H. Stroele & Co. They lived at several addresses, on 22nd St. and on Barrett Avenue.

Scott and Clara remained in Richmond with son Charlie, when Claud took his young family to Hood River, OR, but, at some point after the 1930 census, they moved north, living in the Frankton Dist. of Hood River, as he died there. Cause of death98 was carcinoma of the stomach aggravated by senility, according to the death certificate. His occupation was given as "furniture repairman," which profession he had practiced for 15 years, ending January 1927. This does not agree with his statements on the voter registration, but possibly he did the repair work on the side, as well as having a regular job.

CLARA TOWLE was born on 2 Aug 1857 in Illinois.99 She died on 25 Sep 1944 in Hood River, Oregon, at age 87.100 She was buried on 29 Sep 1944 in IDW-8-1-40-8, Idlewild Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon.101,102 She appeared on the census of 23 Jun 1860 in the household of Charles Porter Towle and Sarah Jane Storer in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; C.P., age 30, occ. saddler, real estate $500, personal $100, b. NY; Sarah J., age 23, b. IL; John P., age 5, b. IL; Clara, age 2, b. IL; Ada (unclear), age 5/12, b. IL.103
She appeared on the census of 3 Jun 1870 in the household of Charles Porter Towle and Sarah Jane Storer in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Charles P. Towle, 41, harness maker, real estate $1000, personal estate $500, b. NY; Sarah J., 35, b. IL; John, 15, b. IL; Clara, 11, b. IL; Ada, 10, b. IL, Mattie, 8, b. IL; Jennie, 6, b. IL; Chalon, 6/12, b. IL.104

The eldest daughter of the eight children of C.P. and Sarah Jane (Storer) Towle, Clara was probably born in Hennepin, where her father had settled in 1853, marrying her mother the same year. A lovely young woman, according to an early portrait, she married at 19, a handsome man, Scott Thomas. Their first child, Lucia May, born 1877, lived only until 1880. However, twin sons were born at the end of 1884, and both grew to manhood, raising healthy families.

After a decade or two in Abingdon, IL, the two sons married and moved to Richmond, CA. The parents followed after 1910, living at various locations in Richmond. They both registered to vote (California afforded women that right), beginning in 191297, Clara's registration alternated between Prohibition and Democrat. They were still in Richmond for the 1930 census.

At some point after that Clara and husband moved to Hood River, where they lived with Claud. Family photos show Clara with son Claud, and also with Charlie when he visited, in Hood River after the death of her husband in 1938. Her grandchildren have few memories of her, mostly hearsay, of a stern woman, perhaps based on the photos of a grim-faced, gaunt old woman. Cause of death99was listed by her physician, W.T. Edmundson, as cerebral hemorrhage, due to arteriosclerosis, cardiac decompensation (?) and uremia.
Children of Charles Walter (Scott)3 Thomas and Clara Towle were as follows:
i. LUCIA MAY4 was born on 25 Oct 1877 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.105 She died on 1 Dec 1880 at age 3.105
ii. HENRY CLAUD was born on 16 Dec 1884 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.106 He married Ethel Evelyn Lewis, daughter of David Charles Lewis and Mary Eliza Bozman, circa 1911; date and place undiscovered. A handpainted plate shows Ethel unmarried as of May 1911. Knox County marriage index does not list this couple (March 2007 letter). He died on 18 Apr 1966 in Hood River, Oregon, at age 81.107 He was buried on 22 Apr 1966 in IDW-8-1-26-6, Idlewild Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon; Interment was under the auspices of the Anderson Funeral Home.108
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1900 in the household of Charles Walter (Scott) Thomas and Clara Towle in Abingdon, Knox, Illinois.93
He appeared on the census of 20 Apr 1910 in the household of Charles Walter (Scott) Thomas and Clara Towle in 403 Hershberger?, Cedar township, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois.94
He and Ethel Evelyn Lewis appeared on the census of 7 Jan 1920 in 729 S. 30th, Precinct 31, Richmond, Contra Costa County, California.95 He appeared on the census of 15 Apr 1930 in Hood River, Oregon; In the household: Henry Thomas, 45, renter; Eliza Lewis, 59, mother-in-law; Mark, 18; Miriam, 17; Carroll, 15; Virginia, 14; Mary, 12; Gilbert Tompkins, 19, boarder.109 Though born in Hennepin106, Claud moved with his family to Abingdon, in Knox Co., before 1900, where they seem to have remained until after 1910. Family tradition says that Claud and twin, Charlie, attended college, probably in Abingdon, but proof has not been found.

Charlie married in 1909 and moved to Richmond, CA, shortly thereafter. The date of Claud's move to California has yet to be found, but he registered to vote - as a Socialist - in Richmond in 1912 and ensuing election years97, and he gave his occupation as potter. He and Ethel lived at various addresses in Richmond: on S. 30th, on Roosevelt Ave., on Clinton Ave. During most of the time until at least 1918, he worked as a potter, then as a purser at the pottery110, for Pacific Porcelain Ware Co., at 16th and Barrett Avenue, Richmond. By the time of Ethel's death in 1923, the family was living in a more rural setting: R.F.D. #1, Box 170, Berkeley, El Cerrito, CA (what is now El Cerrito, not Berkeley). All of their children were born in Richmond.

The whole family, Claud's, Charlie's, plus their parents, Scott and Clara Thomas, and Ethel's mother, Eliza Lewis, seem to have spent much time together, if the photos which remain are any indication. The twins looked so much alike, that it is only possible to tell them apart by which children and spouse are grouped near each one, though in photos from their later years, Claud's health problems changed his looks, so that there was a clear difference. After Ethel's death, Eliza took over as mother to the children. Miriam (Sis) was only 10, but we can be sure she immediately acquired some duties for the younger ones.

By early 1930,111 Claud had moved his children and mother-in-law to Hood River, OR, leaving Charlie and his family in Richmond along with the elder Thomases. Two of the children, Rod and Mil, were in the household of Thomas and Lulu Acree, while the rest of the clan were right next door (perhaps in a house on the same farm?). Claud's 1933 OR driver's license gives his occupation as "rancher," and address as Rt. 1, Box 218, Hood River, age 48, height 6', weight 135 lbs., grey hair, blue eyes.

In 1942, his war ration book, gave the same ht. 6', wt. 135, but by then he was living at Rt. 3, Box 113, HR, next door to son Mark. This was a Mecca for family members, as all his children and grandchildren visited him there and have fond memories of the little house that had been built for him. He lived there until his brief time at Hanby Nursing Home, where he died of arteriosclerotic heart disease. Dr. Herbert D. Lewis, his long-time physician, who signed the death certificate, stated this was a condition of some years.106
ETHEL EVELYN LEWIS was born on 5 Jan 1892 in Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois.112 She died on 18 Feb 1923 in El Cerrito, Contra Costa, California, at age 31.113
She appeared on the census of 6 Jun 1900 in the household of David Charles Lewis and Mary Eliza Bozman in Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois; Indian Point township; Charles D. Lewis, b. April 1867, 33, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. PA, day laborer; Eliza, b. Nov. 1872, 27, 1 child 1 living, b. IA, f. OH, m. OH; Ethel E., b. Jan 1892, 8, b. IL, f. IL, m. IA; Elmina (mother), b. Jan 1834, 65, 9 children 8 living, b. PA, f. NJ, m. PA.114
She appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1910 in the household of David Charles Lewis and Mary Eliza Bozman in Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois; Indian Point township, 4 wd. Charles David Lewis, 42, mar 18 yrs, b. IL, father b. PA, mother b. PA, trackman for railroad; Eliza, 37, mar. 18 yrs, b. IA, f. OH, m. OH, ???; Ethel, 18, b. IL, f. IL, m. IA, instructor at public school; Elmina, 75, 9 children, 8 living, b. PA, f. NJ, m. PA.115

A marriage date and place for Ethel and Claud has not yet been found, but a hand-painted plate in the possession of granddaughter Sally Houston, is signed Ethel Lewis, May 11, 1911. At the time of the 1910 U.S. Census116, she was still living with her parents and grandmother, Elmina (Babbitt) Lewis, in Abingdon, IL: her occupation was as an instructor in a public school. Knox Co., IL marriage records do not include Claud and Ethel, so possibly they were married after reaching Richmond, CA.

According to her children, Ethel stated that she had always wanted to have lots of children, as she did not enjoy being an only child. She got her wish, having children born in 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1918 and 1919. Her mother, Mary Eliza (Bozman) Lewis, lived with the family and probably helped with child care. Also in Richmond were Claud's twin brother, Charles Earl (Charlie), his wife and children, and the parents of the twins, Charles Walter (Scott) Thomas and Clara (Towle) Thomas.

Ethel was listed in the California Great Register of Voters beginning in 1914117, the earliest she would have been eligible, as a member of the Prohibition party.

Family members said she had a sore on her back and asked a doctor to look at it when one

f the children was sick, but she died a short time later. Perhaps melanoma? A death certificate may answer that.

iii. CHARLES EARL was born on 16 Dec 1884 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.102 He married Anna Mina Thomas, daughter of Ephraim Ayers Thomas and Emily Elizabeth McCord, on 27 May 1908 in Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois; both bride and groom were residents of Abingdon. The ceremony was witnessed by their fathers.118 He died on 3 Jan 1964 in Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, at age 79; Charlie is interred with Anna, in an urn shaped like a book, in a glass-front niche at Chapel of the Chimes. The Chapel was designed by architect Julia Morgan, and is situated just outside the gates of Mt. View Cemetery, where many famous early Californians are buried.119
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1900 in the household of Charles Walter (Scott) Thomas and Clara Towle in Abingdon, Knox, Illinois.93
He and Anna Mina Thomas appeared on the census of 18 Apr 1910 in Camp Point, Adams County, Illinois; Charles, 25, was a telephone lineman. The family lived in a rented house.120
He and Anna Mina Thomas appeared on the census of 9 Jan 1920 in Richmond, Contra Costa, California; Charles E., head, 35, laborer, oil work; Anna, wife, 35; Clare, son; 10, Bertha, daughter, 8; Walter, son, 7.121
He and Anna Mina Thomas appeared on the census of 14 Apr 1930 in 550 17th Street, Richmond, Contra Costa County, California; Township 15, value of home: $4500;
potter, plumbing fixtures.122

After the move to CA, Charlie seems to have espoused radical politics, along with his father and brother, being registered as socialist, 1912-1922, then democratic 1924. His occupation was as a potter, a presser, a laborer. The family lived in Richmond, on 16th at Barrett, on 17th and later on 37th.97,123


ANNA MINA THOMAS was born on 29 Feb 1884 in Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois.124 She died on 14 Dec 1974 in Placerville, El Dorado County, California, at age 90; Anna is interred at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA, with husband.124
A humorous article, written in 1964 by George Williamson, Richmond (CA) Independent staff writer, celebrates the "19th birthday" of the 80 year old Anna, a leap year baby. In addition to the newspaper article, she celebrated with a party at her daughter's Oakland home and another party put on by a friend.125

10. MAUD3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born in Aug 1855.126 She married William H. Ellis on 25 Nov 1874.52 She died in May 1913 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, at age 57; this date and place information comes from a family group paper typed by Geraldine or Betty Doubet, and provided by Bette Stewart.
She appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000. value of personal property: $2358.15
She appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
She and William H. Ellis appeared on the census of 16 Jun 1880 in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; William was listed as a day laborer. His mother, Mary, 64, b. VT, was living with them.127 She and William H. Ellis appeared on the census of 1895 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
She and William H. Ellis appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126 She and William H. Ellis appeared on the census of 15 Apr 1910 in Appanoose County, Iowa; William is a Keeper of a ? Pool; Herman a coal miner. Two houses away is son Frank and his family. William's house is owned with a mortgage.129

WILLIAM H. ELLIS was born in Aug 1853 in Illinois.126
Children of Maud3 Thomas and William H. Ellis were as follows:
i. FRANK C.4 was born in Dec 1875 in Illinois.130 He married Magri (?) (--?--) on 15 Apr 1910 in Appanoose County, Iowa; Living two doors from his parents, Frank is renting his house and working in a coal mine.129
He appeared on the census of 16 Jun 1880 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; William was listed as a day laborer. His mother, Mary, 64, b. VT, was living with them.127
He appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
He appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126
MAGRI (?) (--?--) was born in 1889 in Illinois.
ii. IDELLA was born circa 1877 in Illinois.127
She appeared on the census of 16 Jun 1880 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; William was listed as a day laborer. His mother, Mary, 64, b. VT, was living with them.127
She appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
iii. ALBERT CURTIS was born in Dec 1878 in Kansas; the Social Security Death Index gives his birth date as 12 Dec 1879, but the 1900 U.S. census states Dec. 1878.130 He married Jane (--?--) after Jul 1900. He died in Aug 1969 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, at age 90.131
He appeared on the census of 16 Jun 1880 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri; William was listed as a day laborer. His mother, Mary, 64, b. VT, was living with them.127
He appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
He appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126
He and Jane (--?--) appeared on the census of 18 Jan 1910 in Rathbun, Appanoose County, Iowa; Curt is a coal miner; Janie has had 4 children, all living. Six month old son is still named "Baby."132
He and Jane (--?--) appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in Rathbun, Appanoose County, Iowa; Curt is a coal miner, as is son Herman. Their home is rented.133 He and Jane (--?--) appeared on the census of 1925 in Rathbun, Appanoose County, Iowa; The family home is rented for $8 per month. Curt and Jennie and their two eldest children, Herman and Jennie, have completed schooling to the 6th grade, Virgil and Curtis the 8th grade, Maude the 2nd. 6-year-old Kenneth has not yet attended school.134
He and Jane (--?--) appeared on the census of 10 Apr 1930 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa; Curt A. is a coal miner, their owned house is valued at $1800. They do not have a radio.135
JANE (--?--) was born circa 1882 in Illinois.
iv. CHARLES C. was born on 12 Oct 1880 in Missouri; the day is taken from a listing in the Social Security Death Index, and may not be for the correct person.126 He married Alvenia (--?--) circa 1918. He died in Jul 1963 in Iowa at age 82; This may or may not be the correct Charlie Ellis, but the birthdate is approximately correct, as is the Iowa location.136
He appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
He appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126 He and Alvenia (--?--) appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in Rathbun, Appanoose County, Iowa; they are living near brother Herman and his wife. Brother Curt and family are also in this town.137
He and Alvenia (--?--) appeared on the census of 1925 in Rathbun, Appanoose County, Iowa; Chas, Winnie and Edward are listed next door to his brother Curt and six of his children. The adults have completed 6 years of schooling.134
He and Alvenia (--?--) appeared on the census of 22 Apr 1930 in Chariton Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; Charles C., a farmer, Alvenia and C.Edward live on a farm which they own.138
ALVENIA (--?--) was born circa 1886 in Missouri.
v. ALICE M. was born in Aug 1882 in Missouri.126 She married Eugene Darnell Showalter circa 1904. She died on 15 Feb 1973 in Big Horn, Sheridan County, Wyoming, at age 90; her last residence was 82431 Lovell, Big Horn, WY.139
She appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128 Alice married ? Showalter and lived on a sheep and cattle ranch in Lovell, WY.86
She appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126
She and Eugene Darnell Showalter appeared on the census of 21 Feb 1920 in Lovel, Big Horn County, Wyoming; The copy is nearly illegible.140
She and Eugene Darnell Showalter appeared on the census of 12 Apr 1930 in Lowell, Big Horn County, Wyoming; Eugene is a dairyman, owning his farm; they own a radio. He is not a veteran.141
EUGENE DARNELL SHOWALTER was born on 24 May 1877 in Iowa.142
His draft registration card, dated 12 Sep 1918, describes him of medium height, slender build, with brown hair and eyes. He is engaged in farming and stock raising and is self employed. Alice Showalter is listed as next-of-kin. Address is Lovell, Big Horn Co., WY.142
vi. WILLIAM HERMAN was born on 19 Feb 1886 in Missouri.126 He married Emma (--?--) circa 1915 in Iowa.143 He died in Apr 1970 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, at age 84.144
He appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
He appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126
He appeared on the census of 15 Apr 1910 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Appanoose County, Iowa; William is a Keeper of a ? Pool; Herman a coal miner. Two houses away is son Frank and his family. William's house is owned with a mortgage.129
He and Emma (--?--) appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in Rathbun, Appanoose County, Iowa; Herman and Emma own their home with a mortgage. He is a blacksmith for a coal mine. Her parents were Swedish. Living near them are his brother Charles and wife.143
He and Emma (--?--) appeared on the census of 18 Apr 1930 in Rockford, Winnegabo County, Illinois; Living with William H. and Emma I., are nephew William Costello and lodger Roland P. Englund, from Sweden (perhaps a friend of Emma's family?). William Ellis is a tumbler and William Costello, a buffer, both in a lock factory. The lodger is a grinder in a machine shop. The house is rented for $37 per month, and they have a radio.145
EMMA (--?--) was born circa 1892 in Iowa.
vii. MARY F. was born in Nov 1888 in Missouri.130
She appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
She appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126
She appeared on the census of 15 Apr 1910 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Appanoose County, Iowa; William is a Keeper of a ? Pool; Herman a coal miner. Two houses away is son Frank and his family. William's house is owned with a mortgage.129
viii. KATE MAY was born in Nov 1892 in Appanoose County, Iowa.128
She appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of Maud Thomas and William H. Ellis in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; In this census, Wm. H. is a coal miner, as is son Frank. Idella is Idela, Albert C. is Curtis, William H. is Herman, Kate M. is May.128
She appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 in the household of William H. Ellis and Maud Thomas in Vermillion Township, Appanoose County, Iowa; William was a farmer on a rented farm. All eight of their children were still living.126

11. WILLIAM WALLACE3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born 22 Sep 1857 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; he was probably named for his uncle, William Wallace Taggart.146 He married Agnes Mary Reagan on 1 Dec 1892 in LaSalle County, Illinois; Agnes' name on the marriage index is spelled "Regan."147 He died 24 feb 1938 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, and is buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery.
He appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1860 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; value of real estate: $9000. value of personal property: $2358.15
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
He appeared on the census of 1 Jun 1880 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; William, 22, laborer; Nin, 20; Spy, 18; Claude,16, laborer, all born IL.148
He and Agnes Mary Reagan appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1900 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Wm, head, b. Sep 1857, age 42, b. IL, father b. VA, mother born PA, farmer; Agnes M. wife, b. Mar 1867, age 33, b. IL, father and mother b. Ireland, she has born 3 children, all currently living: Harlie (sic) O., son, b. Apr 1893, age 7, b. IL; Mildred A. daughter, b. Sep 1894, age 5, b. IL; Walter W. son, b. May 1897, age 3, b. IL. Also in household, hired men, James M. Nicholas, 37 and Robert Jerrow (?), 22. The farm is rented.149
He and Agnes Mary Reagan appeared on the census of 26 Apr 1910 in Truro, Knox County, Illinois; Within the household on this date were: William W. 52, b. IL, farmer, renter; Agnes M., wife, 42, b. IL (married 19 years); Harley O., son, 17, b. IL, farm laborer; Mildred A., daughter, 15, b. IL; Walter W., son, 12, b. IL. Their farm is still rented.150
He and Agnes Mary Reagan appeared on the census of 2 Jan 1920 in Greenville Township, Bureau County, Illinois; W.W., 57, appears to own their general farm; wife Mary is 47; son Harley, 24 is a college professor, while son Walter, 21, does labor on their farm. Both sons attended school in the preceding year.151
The family moved to Stillwater, OK after 1920, and has mostly remained there, creating prosperous businesses in Stillwater.


AGNES MARY REAGAN was born in 8 Mar 1867 in Illinois.86 She died 26 Feb 1942 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, and is buried next to her husband in the Fairlawn Cemetery.
Children of William Wallace3 Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan were as follows:
i. HARLEY OWEN4 was born on 16 Apr 1893 in Peoria, Illinois.152,153 He married Reeda Fellows circa 1927.86 He died in Nov 1971 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, at age 78.154
He appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1900 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Wm, head, b. Sep 1857, age 42, b. IL, father b. VA, mother born PA, farmer; Agnes M. wife, b. Mar 1867, age 33, b. IL, father and mother b. Ireland, she has born 3 children, all currently living: Harlie (sic) O., son, b. Apr 1893, age 7, b. IL; Mildred A. daughter, b. Sep 1894, age 5, b. IL; Walter W. son, b. May 1897, age 3, b. IL. Also in household, hired men, James M. Nicholas, 37 and Robert Jerrow (?), 22. The farm is rented.149 He appeared on the census of 26 Apr 1910 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Truro, Knox County, Illinois; Within the household on this date were: William W. 52, b. IL, farmer, renter; Agnes M., wife, 42, b. IL (married 19 years); Harley O., son, 17, b. IL, farm laborer; Mildred A., daughter, 15, b. IL; Walter W., son, 12, b. IL. Their farm is still rented.150
He appeared on the census of 2 Jan 1920 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Greenville Township, Bureau County, Illinois; W.W., 57, appears to own their general farm; wife Mary is 47; son Harley, 24 is a college professor, while son Walter, 21, does labor on their farm. Both sons attended school in the preceding year.151
He and Reeda Fellows appeared on the census of 12 Apr 1930 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma; Harley O., head, house value $8000, age 36, married at 33, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, Ford dealer. Reeda F., wife, age 33, married at 30, b. SD, father b. IA, mother b. NY; Charles W., son, age 8, b. OK; Marysue, daughter, age 6, b. IL; Barbara A, daughter, age 5, b. OK; Carolyn, daughter, age 2, b. OK; Owen Reed, son, age 2 mo., b. OK.155
ii. MILDRED ASPASIA born in Sep 1894 in Illinois.86 She married Roscoe Pulver circa 1915.86 She died in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK, Mar 1974, at age 80.
She appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1900 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Wm, head, b. Sep 1857, age 42, b. IL, father b. VA, mother born PA, farmer; Agnes M. wife, b. Mar 1867, age 33, b. IL, father and mother b. Ireland, she has born 3 children, all currently living: Harlie (sic) O., son, b. Apr 1893, age 7, b. IL; Mildred A. daughter, b. Sep 1894, age 5, b. IL; Walter W. son, b. May 1897, age 3, b. IL. Also in household, hired men, James M. Nicholas, 37 and Robert Jerrow (?), 22. The farm is rented.149 She appeared on the census of 26 Apr 1910 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Truro, Knox County, Illinois; Within the household on this date were: William W. 52, b. IL, farmer, renter; Agnes M., wife, 42, b. IL (married 19 years); Harley O., son, 17, b. IL, farm laborer; Mildred A., daughter, 15, b. IL; Walter W., son, 12, b. IL. Their farm is still rented.150
She and Roscoe R. Pulver appeared on the census of 17 Jan 1920 in Salem Township, Knox Co., IL, in the household of his parents, William P. and Lina Pulver. Their 9 month old daughter, Helen L., is also listed. They live on farm #117, owned by Roscoe's father.
She and Roscoe R. Pulver appeared on the census of 7 Apr 1930 in Stillwater, Payne Co., OK; address appears to be 202 Elm St. Their three daughters are Helen L., 10, Gretchen A., 5, and Margery J., 3.

Roscoe R. Pulver was born ca 1899 in IL.

iii. WALTER WALLACE was born in May 1897 in Illinois.86 He married Alice (--?--) circa 1925.
He appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1900 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Wm, head, b. Sep 1857, age 42, b. IL, father b. VA, mother born PA, farmer; Agnes M. wife, b. Mar 1867, age 33, b. IL, father and mother b. Ireland, she has born 3 children, all currently living: Harlie (sic) O., son, b. Apr 1893, age 7, b. IL; Mildred A. daughter, b. Sep 1894, age 5, b. IL; Walter W. son, b. May 1897, age 3, b. IL. Also in household, hired men, James M. Nicholas, 37 and Robert Jerrow (?), 22. The farm is rented.149 He appeared on the census of 26 Apr 1910 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Truro, Knox County, Illinois; Within the household on this date were: William W. 52, b. IL, farmer, renter; Agnes M., wife, 42, b. IL (married 19 years); Harley O., son, 17, b. IL, farm laborer; Mildred A., daughter, 15, b. IL; Walter W., son, 12, b. IL. Their farm is still rented.150
He appeared on the census of 2 Jan 1920 in the household of William Wallace Thomas and Agnes Mary Reagan in Greenville Township, Bureau County, Illinois; W.W., 57, appears to own their general farm; wife Mary is 47; son Harley, 24 is a college professor, while son Walter, 21, does labor on their farm. Both sons attended school in the preceding year.151
He received a PhD in science in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin (???). 86

ALICE (--?--) was born circa 1929.

12. CLARA J. (NIN)3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born on 25 Aug 1859 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; she was known by family and friends as Nin.156 She married LeRoy Thomas Smith on 29 Mar 1888 in Victoria, Knox County, Illinois; they were married in the Congregational Church in Victoria.156 She died on 27 Jan 1944 in Williamsfield, Knox County, Illinois, at age 84; she is buried in Victoria, IL.156
She appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
At the time of the 1880 census of Hennepin, Nin was living with her brothers, William Wallace and Claude, and sister, Spy (Aspasia). Their mother had died in 1875 and father remarried 1979. She appeared on the census of 1 Jun 1880 in the household of William Wallace Thomas in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; William, 22, laborer; Nin, 20; Spy, 18; Claude,16, laborer, all born IL.148
She and LeRoy Thomas Smith appeared on the census of 26 Jun 1900 in Victoria, Knox County, Illinois; they have been married 12 years, and Nin has borne 4 children, of whom 3 still live. Their farm is owned with a mortgage. In the household are Leroy, 51, Clary [sic], 40, Laid [sic], 9, Lynn, 7 and Marita, 3.
She and LeRoy Thomas Smith appeared on the census of 7 May 1910 in Truro Twp., Knox County, Illinois; LeRoy is listed as a farmer; their farm is owned with a mortgage, Clara had borne five children, only three currently living.157
She appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; widowed Clara J. listed with unmarried daughters, Marita, secretary at a bank, and Vesta, who had attended school.158
She and Edward D. Parker appeared on the census of 17 Apr 1930 in Williamsfield Village, Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; in the rental household: Edward D. Parker, 42, b. IL, General Merchandiser, WWI vet; I Marita. 33, b. IL; Morral E., 5, b. IL; Miriam A., 3, b. IL; Clara J. Smith, widowed mother-in-law, 70, b. IL. Four doors away, was Edward's father, Samuel M., 79.159

LEROY THOMAS SMITH was born on 8 May 1849 in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine.156 He died on 1 Apr 1918 in Williamsfield, Knox County, Illinois, at age 68.156
Children of Clara J. (Nin)3 Thomas and LeRoy Thomas Smith all born in Illinois were as follows:
i. LLOYD D.4 was born on 22 Jul 1890; date is from his WWI draft registration, 5 Jun 1917.160 He married Neva Nelson circa 1916.86
He appeared on the census of 7 May 1910 in the household of LeRoy Thomas Smith and Clara J. (Nin) Thomas in Truro Twp., Knox County, Illinois; LeRoy is listed as a farmer; their farm is owned with a mortgage, Clara had borne five children, only three currently living.157
According to Harley O. Thomas' stories, Lloyd and Neva lived in Williamsfield, IL.
NEVA NELSON was born circa 1895.
ii. LYNN. was born Aug 1892. He is only found in the 1900 census.
iii. Unknown child was probably born about 1894. The 1900 census indicates that Clara had borne a child which had died.
iv. INEZ MARITA was born Sep 1896.86,160 She married Edward D. Parker circa 923.159
She appeared on the census of 7 May 1910 in the household of LeRoy Thomas Smith and Clara J. (Nin) Thomas in Truro Twp., Knox County, Illinois; LeRoy is listed as a farmer; their farm is owned with a mortgage, Clara had borne five children, only three currently living.157
She appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in the household of Clara J. (Nin) Thomas in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; widowed Clara J. listed with unmarried daughters, Marita, secretary at a bank, and Vesta, who had attended school.158
She appeared on the census of 17 Apr 1930 in the household of Clara J. (Nin) Thomas and Edward D. Parker in Williamsfield Village, Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; in the rental household: Edward D. Parker, 42, b. IL, General Merchandiser, WWI vet; I Marita. 33, b. IL; Morral E., 5, b. IL; Miriam A., 3, b. IL; Clara J. Smith, widowed mother-in-law, 70, b. IL. Four doors away, was Edward's father, Samuel M., 79.159
EDWARD D. PARKER was born in 1888 in Illinois.159
v. VESTA L. was born circa 1903.161,86 She married John W. Grohs circa 1921.161
She appeared on the census of 7 May 1910 in the household of LeRoy Thomas Smith and Clara J. (Nin) Thomas in Truro Twp., Knox County, Illinois; LeRoy is listed as a farmer; their farm is owned with a mortgage, Clara had borne five children, only three currently living.157
She appeared on the census of 19 Jan 1920 in the household of Clara J. (Nin) Thomas in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois; widowed Clara J. listed with unmarried daughters, Marita, secretary at a bank, and Vesta, who had attended school.158
She and John W. Grohs appeared on the census of 23 Apr 1930 in West Jersey Township, Stark County, Illinois; James is a farmer, owning his farm.162
JOHN W. GROHS was born circa 1901.161

13. ELLA ASPASIA (SPY)3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born 29 May 1860 in Illinois.63 She married William Ryan.86 She died on 3 Jan 1940 in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma; she is buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, next to brother William Wallace Thomas.52
She appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
She appeared on the census of 1 Jun 1880 in the household of William Wallace Thomas in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; William, 22, laborer; Nin, 20; Spy, 18; Claude,16, laborer, all born IL.148

William Ryan was the Dean of History at Knox College (Galesburg, IL?).
Spy (Aspasia) was the first fraternity housemother in America. She and William moved to Oklahoma for his health and stayed. They had no children.
86
WILLIAM RYAN (or perhaps Winfield A.?) was born circa 1858.86

14. HENRY CLAUDE3 THOMAS (Henry2, John1) was born on 7 Aug 1863 in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois.52 He died on 30 Apr 1949 in Coronado, San Diego County, California, at age 85; Harley Thomas' family history says he died in Coronado. CA Death Index registration no. 53, state file 49-31967.163
He appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1870 in the household of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia A. Taggart in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; Henry C., 44, farmer, real estate $10,500, personal estate $3000, born VA; Julia, 46, born PA;Albert, 22, farmer, born IL; Agnes, 18, born IL; Charles W., 16, born IL; Maud, 14, born IL; William, 12, born IL; Clara J. 10, born IL; "Aspica", 8, born IL; Claude, 6, born IL.16
He appeared on the census of 1 Jun 1880 in the household of William Wallace Thomas in Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois; William, 22, laborer; Nin, 20; Spy, 18; Claude,16, laborer, all born IL.148
Harley Thomas' family history says that Claude lived a bachelor and died in Coronado, CA.




Endnotes


1. Putnam Co.,1850 U.S. census, Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants;National Archives and Records Administration.

2. Putnam Co., no twp. listed,1840 U.S. census, Illinois. Schedule of the whole number of persons within the division allotted to...;National Archives and Records Administration.

3. Putnam Co., no twp.,, State census, Illinois State census collection, 1825-1865;Ancestry.com.

4. Putnam Co. Dwelling 1133, family 1167,1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

5. Hennepin, Putnam Co.,1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

6. Putnam Co., Hennepin Twp. Dwelling 120, family 120,1860 U.S. census, Illinois. Free Inhabitants;National Archives and Records Administration.

7. Putnam Co., Hennepin State census,Illinois State census collection, 1825-1865.

8. Putnam Co., Hennepin. Dwelling 212, family 220,1870 U.S. census, Illinois. Population schedule;National Archives and Records Administration.

9. Thomas, Henry Calahill (1824-1897), Pulsifer House file.

10. State of Illinois, Putnam County marriage, document reproduction, Book A, p. 22, license no. 453.

11. Marriage License. State of Illinois. Hancock County, document reproduction.

12. Evan C. Thomas, email to Sally V. Houston, 28 Jun 2005 family tree. Hereinafter cited as "Evan Thomas' email."

13. Putnam Co.,1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

14. Putnam Co., Twp. 32, Range 2W 3rd meridian State census,Illinois State census collection, 1825-1865.

15. Putnam Co., Hennepin Twp., Dwelling 148, family 148.1860 U.S. census,Illinois. Free Inhabitants.

16. Hennepin, Putnam County,1870 U.S. census,Illinois. Population schedule.

17. Henry Co., Mt. Pleasant, East Washington. Family #340, dwelling #358,1880 U.S. census, Iowa. Schedule 1, Inhabitants;National Archives and Records Administration.

18. Henry Co., Mt. Pleasant, Center, Fourth Ward. p. 263. E. Washington " House," dwelling 92, family 96,1856 State census, Iowa. STATE CENSUS;Family History Library.

19. Putnam County, IL deed, photocopy of original, Deed book U, pp. 53/54.

20. Putnam County, IL deed, Deed book 27, p. 25. Files of Sally V. Houston.

21. Putnam County, IL deed, Deed book 27, p. 415. Files of Sally V. Houston.

22. Putnam County, Illinois, County Court, Fee Book 1, p. 14, no. 14.

23. H.C. Thomas obituary, Taken from the Pulsifer files (source unknown). Putnam County Historical Society.

24. Nemaha Co., Seneca, Supervisor's Dist.7, Enumeration Dist.125. Dwelling 114, family 120,1900 U.S. census, Kansas. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

25. Nemaha Co., Seneca, Supervisor's Dist.1, Enumeration Dist.127. Main Street, dwelling 167, family 178,1910 U.S. census, Kansas. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

26. 1915 Nemah Co., Seneca,1836-1925 State census, Iowa. State census collection;Ancestry.com.

27. Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project: Nemaha County, Kansas. Viewed online 18 Feb 2010 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlg-ks-nemaha&id=I77142.

28. Nemaha Co., Mitchell Twp., Seneca, Supervisor's Dist.1, Enumeration Dist.135. Roanoke St., dwelling 259, family 275,1920 U.S. census, Kansas. Fourteenth census of the United States. 1920 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

29. 1925 Nemaha Co., Seneca,1855-1925 State census, Kansas State Census Collection;Ancestry.com.

30. Putnam Co. Dwelling # 1133, family # 1167,1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

31. Henry Co., City of Windsor. Supervisor''s Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 178, p. 31. Dwelling 255, family 276,1880 U.S. census, Missouri. Schedule 1.--Inhabitants;National Archives and Records Administration.

32. Putnam Co., dwelling 1123, family 1167,1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

33. State of Illinois, Putnam County. Marriage, document reproduction, Book A, p. 25, license no. 511.

34. Putnam Co., no twp. given State census,Illinois State census collection, 1825-1865.

35. Putnam Co., Hennepin, dwelling 326, family 318,1860 U.S. census,Illinois. Free Inhabitants.

36. Scott Co., 4th Ward Davenport, dwellin 113, family 165,1870 U.S. census, Iowa. Schedule 1.- Inhabitants;National Archives and Records Administration.

37. Rock Island County, Rock Island. Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 256, p. 34. Dwelling 303, Family 342.,1880 U.S. census, Illinois. Schedule 1 - Inhabitants;National Archives and Records Administration.

38. Putnam Co.,1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

39. Putnam Co., Hennepin. Dwelling 326, family 318,1860 U.S. census,Illinois. Free Inhabitants.

40. State of Illinois, Putnam County marriage, document reproduction, Book A., p. 36, license no. 748.

41. Jackson Co., Kansas Ward 11, Dist 136. 2416 Highland (?), dwelling 110, family 151,1910 U.S. census, Missouri. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910. Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

42. Putnam County, Hennepin. Dwelling 212, Family 220,1870 U.S. census,Illinois. Population schedule.

43. Jackson County, Kansas City. Supervisor's Dist. 5, Enumeration Dist. 110, sheet 17. Dwelling 285, Family 349,1900 U.S. census, Missouri. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

44. Jackson Co., Kansas City, Supervisor's Dist. 5, Enumeration Dist. 110, sheet 17. 2315 Grove St., dwelling 286, family 350,1900 U.S. census,Missouri. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

45. Albert Lyle Thomas, Death certificate 22746, registered no.51 (10 Jun 1931), Illinois State Archives; IL Secty. of State, Ref. Unit. Margaret Cross Norton Bldg., Capitol Complex, Springfiield, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as A.L. Thomas' death certificate.

46. http://genealogytrails.com/ill/putnam/ Descendants of Nathan Skeel.

47. Putnam Co., Hennepin Twp., Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 231. Dwelling 161, family 165,1880 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Inhabitants.

48. Bureau Co., Hall Township, Spring Valley City, Supervisor's Dis. 5, Enumeration Dist. 13. Devlin St., dwelling 168, family 174,1900 U.S. census, Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

49. Bureau Co., Hall Twp., Spring Valley City, Supervisor's Dist. 7, Enumeration Dist. 18. First Street, dwelling 147, family 147,1910 U.S. census, Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

50. Bureau Co., Hall Twp., Spring Valley City, Enumeration Dist. 12, Supervisor's Dist. 8. 207 E. First St., dwelling 257, family 258,1920 U.S. census, Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

51. Bureau Co., Hall Twp., Spring Valley City, Enumeration Dist. 6-23, Supervisor's Dist. 14. 207 E. First St., dwelling 145, family 147,1930 U.S. census, Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

52. Bette Stewart, email to Sally V. Houston, 20 Nov 2009, Family history report. Hereinafter cited as "Bette Stewart's email."

53. Putnam Co., Hennepin Twp. Dwelling 153, family 153, p. 25,1860 U.S. census,Illinois. Free Inhabitants.

54. Putnam County Illinois marriage index. Grooms, online http://genealogytrails.com/ill/putnam/genealogy/Marriage/IndexN.html, Jacob Zenor and Elvira Skeel. 1838, #212. Hereinafter cited as Putnam Co. marriages.

55. Stewart, "Bette Stewart's email," to Sally V. Houston, 20 Nov 2009.

56. Bureau County, Hall Twp., Spring Valley City, Supervisor's Dist. 8, Enumeration Dist. 12. 324 E. First St., dwelling 273, family 274,1920 U.S. census,Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

57. Cook Co., Proviso Twp., Village of Bellwood, Enumeration Dist. 16-2295, Supervisor's Dist. 6. 209 22nd Ave., dwelling 88, family 102,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

58. Social Security Death Index Record, (), 343-01-2479. HEREINAFTER CITED AS Social Security death index.

59. Cook Co., Chicago, 35th Precinct, Enumeration Dist. 2209 (Supervisor's Dist not shown). 1913 Kimball Ave., dwelling 93, family 180,1920 U.S. census,Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

60. Cook Co., Chicago, 41st ward, block 124, Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 16-2806. 5300 N. Luna Ave., dwelling 22, family 34,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

61. "Registration card"; Ancestry.com; http://www.ancestry.com, Harley Ralph Thomas. Hereinafter cited as "Draft registration."

62. Stewart, "Bette Stewart's email," to Sally V. Houston, 20 Nov 2009,
Family history report.

63. Ginny (Annala) Smith, email to Sally V. Houston, 30 Jun 2005 chart. Hereinafter cited as "Ginny Smith's emails."

64. 1850 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Free Inhabitants.

65. Putnam Co., Hennepin, Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 281. Dwelling 112, family 113,1880 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Inhabitants.

66. Knox Co., Truro Twp. Williamsfield Village, Supervisor's Dist. 4, Enumeration Dist. 64. Dwelling 58, family 61,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

67. Knox Co., Truro Twp., Williamsfield Village, Supervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 182. West Gale St., dwelling 20, family 20,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

68. Obituary of William Wallace Taggart, Tonica times, unknown location, 24 Dec 1909, P. 6. Hereinafter cited as Tonica times.

69. Knox Co., Truro Twp., Williamsfield Village, Supervisor's Dist. 7, Enumeration Dist. 191. Dwelling 147, family 147,1920 U.S. census,Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

70. Knox Co., City Osceola, Supervisor's Dist.4, Enumeration Dist.58. Dwelling 281, family 281,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

71. Knox Co., Galesburg Twp., Galesburg City, Supervisor's Dist.52, Enumeration Dist.153. 1171 N.Cedar St., dwelling 211, family 228,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

72. Knox Co., Galesburg Twp., Galesburg, Supervisor's Dist.7, Enumeration Dist.161. 1171 N. Cedar St., dwelling 15, family 15,1920 U.S. census,Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

73. Warren Co., Monmouth Twp., Monmouth City, Supervisor's Dist.9, Enumeration Dist. 93. 715 E. Third Avenue, dwelling 265, family 275,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

74. Knox Co., Truro Twp., Supervisor's Dist.6, Enumeration Dist.182. Dwelling 185, family 188,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

75. Knox Co., Truro Twp., Supervisor's Dist.7, Enumeration Dist.191. Dwelling 41, family 41,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

76. Knox Co., Truro Twp., Enumeration Dist.48-54, Supervisor's Dist.13. Dwelling 110, family 113,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

77. Stewart, "Bette Stewart's email," to Sally V. Houston, 24 Dec 2009.

78. 1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

79. Spencer Ellsworth, Records of the olden time: or, Fifty years on the prairies, ((Lacon, IL: Home journal steam printing establishment, 1880), p. 642. Sutro Library (California State Library). Hereinafter cited as Records of the olden time.

80. Putnam Co., Hennepin Twp. Supervisor's Dist 3, Enumeration Dist. 231. Household 198, family 200,1870 U.S. census,Illinois. Population schedule.

81. 1885 Henry Co., Center, N.E. Leetown1836-1925 State census,Iowa. State census collection.

82. Knox Co., Aurora Twp., City of Aurora, Supervisor's Dist. 2, Enumeration Dist. 96. 690 Grove St., dwelling 120, family 126,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

83. Knox Co., Aurora Twp., City of Aurora, Supervisor's Dist. 2, Enumeration Dist. 41. 690 Grove St., dwelling 80, family 81,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

84. 1880 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Inhabitants.

85. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, (), Kane Co., license # 00010331. Online database at Illinois Secretary of State, viewed 31 Jan 2010, http://www.library.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/MarriageSearchServlet. Illinois State Archives; IL Secty. of State. HEREINAFTER CITED AS IL Marriage Index.

86. Interview with Harley Thomas (Stillwater OK), by Ginny Annala, 1960s.

87. Kane Co., Aurora City, Supervisor's Dist.2, Enumeration Dist.76. 600 Front St., dwelling 29, family 29,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

88. Kane Co., Aurora City, Supervisor's Dist.3, Enumeration Dist.48. 671 Benton St., dwelling 6, family 7,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

89. Kane Co., Aurora City, Precinct 18, Supervisor's Dist.10, Enumeration Dist.45-20. 925 (street not given), dwelling 402, family 420,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

90. Charles Walter Thomas, Death certificate 32 (4 Apr 1938), Oregon Public Health Service, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, D.C. 32. Hereinafter cited as Oregon Death Certificate.

91. various Cemetery record, Files of Sally V. Houston, Oakland, California; , C.W. Thomas burial record.

92. Hennepin, Putnam County; Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 231, page 6B,1880 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Inhabitants.

93. Knox County, Abingdon, Cedar Township,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

94. 1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

95. 1920 U.S. census, California. Fourteenth census of the United States: 1920, Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

96. Enumeration Dist. 7-45; Supervisor's Dist. 5; Richmond, Township 15, Contra Costa County,1930 U.S. census, California. Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930, Population Schedule;National Archives and Records Administration.

97. Voter registration records, Index to the Great Register of Voters (Sacramento California: State of California, various dates). Hereinafter cited as Great Register index.

98. Charles Walter Thomas, Oregon Death Certificate.

99. Clara Thomas, Death certificate 80 (29 Sep 1944), Oregon Public Health Service, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. Hereinafter cited as Oregon Death Certificate.

100. Clara Thomas, Oregon Death Certificate, State file # 80; Local registrar # 82.

101. various Cemetery record, Files of Sally V. Houston, Oakland, California, Clara Thomas burial record.

102. Houston and Thomas families, manuscript, ca. 1953, Files of Sally V. Houston, Oakland, California.

103. Putnam County, Hennepin Township, Series M653, Roll 221, Page 500,1860 U.S. census,Illinois. Free Inhabitants.

104. Putnam County, Hennepin,1870 U.S. census,Illinois. Population schedule.

105. Thomas, "Evan Thomas' email," to Houston, 28 Jun 2005 hourglass tree of C.W. Thomas.

106. Henry Claud Thomas, Death certificate 005344 (25 Apr 1966), Oregon Public Health Service, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. Hereinafter cited as Oregon Death Certificate.

107. Henry Claud Thomas, Oregon Death Certificate, DC 5344.

108. various Cemetery record, Files of Sally V. Houston, Oakland, California.

109. Hood River Co., Barrett Precinct, Enumeration Dist. 14-2, Supervisor's Dist. 4. Dwelling 217, Family 218,1930 U.S. census, Oregon. Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930. Population Schedule;National Archives and Records Administration.

110. Richmond city directory (Los Angeles, CA: R.L.Polk & Co., various dates). Hereinafter cited as Richmond, CA, city directory.

111. Hood River County, Barrett Precinct, Enumeration Dist. 14-2, Supervisor's Dist. 4. Dwelling 217, Family 218,1930 U.S. census,Oregon. Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930. Population Schedule.

112. William Bradford Browne, Babbitt family history, 1643-1900, reprint, ((1912; REPRINT Taunton, Massachusetts: Babbitt Family Association, ), p. 495. Family History Library. Hereinafter cited as Babbitt family history.

113. Death record index, Book file at State Library; microfiche copy in CGS Library
State file #5662 for death California State Library, 900 9th Street, Sacramento, California.

114. Knox Co., Abingdon, Indian Point Twp.,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

115. Knox Co., Abingdon, Indian Point Twp., 4-WD, Suoervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 169. Street address, dwelling and family numbers unreadable,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

116. Knox County, Abingdon, Indian Point township, 4-WD, Suoervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 169. Street address, dwelling and family numbers unreadable,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

117. Great Register index, 1914-1918.

118. Marriage document, untitled., document reproduction, Charles E. Thomas and Anna Thomas. Signed by Eli F.L. Moore.

119. Thomas, "Evan Thomas' email," to Houston, charts, 28 Jun 2005.

120. Adams Co., Camp Point Twp., Supervisor's dist. 52, enumeration dist. 4. Dwelling 85, family 88,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

121. Precinct 28, Richmond, Contra Costa County; Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 38,1920 U.S. census,California. Fourteenth census of the United States: 1920, Population.

122. Contra Costa County, Township 15, City of Richmond,1930 U.S. census,California. Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930, Population Schedule.

123. Richmond, CA, city directory, 1918.

124. Thomas, "Evan Thomas' email," to Houston, 28 Jun 2005 hourglass chart.

125. Richmond Independent (Unknown date), 1964 (date?). Great Grandma's 19th birthday. Hereinafter cited as Richmond Independent.

126. Appanoose Co., Vermillion Twp., Supervisor's Dist. 8, Enumeration Dist. 20. Dwelling 131, family 131,1900 U.S. census, Iowa. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

127. Henry Co., Village of Windsor, Supervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 178. Dwelling 257, family 278,1880 U.S. census,Missouri. Schedule 1.--Inhabitants.

128. Appanoose Co., Mystic, Walnut Twp. Dwelling 63,1895 State census, Iowa. STATE CENSUS;Ancestry.com.

129. Appanoose, [town not readable]. No dwelling or family number given,1910 U.S. census, Iowa. Thirteenth census of the United States - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

130. Appanoose Co., Vermillion Twp., Supervisor's Dist. 8, Enumeration Dist. 20. Dwelling 131, family 131,1900 U.S. census, Indiana. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1. - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

131. Social Security death index, SSN 478-03-6553. Viewed online 2 Feb 2010.

132. Appanoose Co., Rathbun town, Supervisor's Dist.8, Enumeration Dist.28. Dwelling 66, family 70,1910 U.S. census,Iowa. Thirteenth census of the United States - Population.

133. Appanoose Co., Walnut Twp., Rathbun, Supervisor's Dist.8, Enumeration Dist.31. Dwelling 24, family 24,1920 U.S. census, Iowa. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

134. Appanoose Co., Rathbun1836-1925 State census,Iowa. State census collection.

135. Appanoose Co., Second Precinct, Centerville City, Third Ward, Enumeration Dist. 4-9, Supervisor's Dist. 14. 4?? W. Cottage St., dwelling 309, family 310,1930 U.S.census, Iowa. Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930. Population schedule;National Archives and Records Administration.

136. Social Security death index, SSN 478-01-6992. Viewed online 2 Feb 2010.

137. Appanoose Co., Walnut Twp., Rathbun, Supervisor's Dist.8, Enumeration Dist.21. Dwelling 61, family 61,1920 U.S. census,Iowa. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

138. Appanoose Co., Chariton Twp., Enumeration Dist.4-10, Supervisor's Dist.14. Dwelling 35, family 35,1930 U.S.census,Iowa. Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930. Population schedule.

139. Social Security death index, SSN 520-58-3743. Viewed online 31 Jan 2010.

140. Big Horn Co., Election Dist. 18, Lovell, Supervisor's Dist.4, Enumeration Dist.10. Dwelling 354, family 3??,1920 U.S.census, Fourteenth census of the United States: 1920 - Population;National Archives and Records Administration.

141. Big Horn, Precinct 19, Lowell, Enumeration dist.2-22, Supervisor's dist.1. Dwelling 26, family 26,1930 U.S.census, Fifteenth census of the United States: 1930 - Population schecule;National Archives and Records Administration.

142. "Registration Card"; National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, District of Columbia, World War I draft registration. Viewed online 31 Jan 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Registration Card."

143. Appanoose Co., Walnut Twp., Rathbun, Supervisor's Dist.8, Enumeration Dist.21. Dwelling 45, family 45,1920 U.S. census,Iowa. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

144. Social Security death index, SSN 478-03-6124. Viewed online 2 Feb 2010.

145. Winnebago Co., Rockford Twp., Rockford, Enumeration Dist.101-55, Supervisor's Dist.2. 1803 (?Pwetf?? St), dwelling 413, family 486,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

146. Putnam Co., Hennepin Township, Enumeration Dist 131,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

147. IL Marriage Index, Viewed online 22 Dec 2009.

148. Putnam Co., Hennepin, Supervisor's Dist. 3, Enumeration Dist. 281. Dwelling 31, family 31,1880 U.S. census,Illinois. Schedule 1 - Inhabitants.

149. Putnam County, Hennepin Township, Enumeration Dist. 131,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

150. Knox County, Truro Township, Supervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 182. Dwelling 149, family 152,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

151. Bureau Co., Greenville Twp.Supervisor's Dist. 8, Enumeration Dist. 10. Dwelling 1, family 1,1920 U.S. census,Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

152. Putnam County, Hennepin Township, Enumeration Dist. 131
,1900 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

153. Thomas, "Evan Thomas' email," to Houston, 28 Jun 2005 photo with family information from 1975 visit of Clare and Anna Thomas to Oklahoma.

154. Social Security death index, 443-38-6797.

155. Payne County, Stillwater Township, Enumeration Dist. 60-32, Supervisor's Dist. 5. Dwelling 125, family 125,1930 U.S. census, Oklahoma. Fifteenth Census of the United States 1930. Population Schedule;National Archives and Records Administration.

156. Stewart, "Bette Stewart's email," to Sally V. Houston, 25 Nov 2009, including a family group sheet by Betty Doubet and Geraldine Doubet.

157. Knox Co., Truro Twp. Supervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 182. Dwelling 226, family 229,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

158. Knox Co.Truro Twp., Williamsfield Village, Supervisor's Dist. 7, Enumeration Dist. 191. Dwelling 162, family 162,1920 U.S. census,Illinois. Fourteenth census of the United States - Population.

159. Knox Co., Truro Twp., Williamsfield Village, Enumeration Dist. 48-53, Supervisor's Dist. 13. Dwelling 31, family 31,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

160. Knox Co., Truro Twp.m Supervisor's Dist. 6, Enumeration Dist. 182. Dwelling 226, family 229,1910 U.S. census,Illinois. Thirteenth census of the United States: 1910-Population.

161. Stark Co., West Jersey Twp., Enumeration Dist. 88-14, Supervisor's Dist. 14. Dwelling 144, family 145,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

162. Stark Co., West Jersey Twp. Enumberation Dist 88-14, Supervisor's Dist. 14. Dwellin 144, family 145,1930 U.S. census,Illinois. Twelfth census of the United States. Schedule No. 1 - Population.

163. Death record index.


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