Ora Albert Thomas

Ora Albert Thomas

Male 1889 - 1962  (73 years)

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  • Name Ora Albert Thomas 
    Nickname Orie 
    Born 30 Jan 1889  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1962  Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County IN 1910: "Orie Thomas, age 21 b. Abt. 1889 Indiana, parents b. Indiana, laborer-foundry, single," in the household of his parents, Robert & Addie Thomas

      City Directories, 1821-1989, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1914: "Ora A. Thomas, teamster; 1848 Highland Place."

      WW I Draft Registration Card, 5 Jun 1917: "Ora Albert Thomas, b. 30 Jan 1889 Indiana, slender medium build, black hair dark brown eyes, residence: 2147 Highland Place, Indianapolis, Marion, IN; married w/two children; 'Chauffer,' Empire Auto Co., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; disability: broken left arm."

      Indianapolis IN Star, 23 May 1918, p. 3: "Third District Classifications. The Third district appeal Board for conscripted men made public at the State House yesterday a list of men whose classification in the Selective Service System is as follows: Indianapolis Division No. 2: Ora A. Thomas [class] 1 . . ."

      City Directories, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1936; Beer Taverns: "Ora A. Thomas, 6117 East Washington."
    Person ID I12925  Complete
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert Thomas,   b. 26 Jan 1847, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1916, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Addie Davenport,   b. 15 Jun 1861, Medora, Carr, Jackson County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1928, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 15 May 1879  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Addie Davenport, age 16 b. Abt. 1863 & Albert [Robert] Thomas, m. 15 May 1879 Marion County."

      LDS FamilySearch Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992: "Robert Thomas & Adie Davenport, m. 15 May 1879 Indianapolis, Marion County."
    Documents
    Robert Thomas updated his personal file for the Bureau of Pensions
    Robert Thomas updated his personal file for the Bureau of Pensions

    This update in 1915 included a list of his living children and their birthdates. The "Robert Thomas Pension Letter dated 5/8/09" was indeed signed by Robert Thomas, but the body of the letter was evidently written by his wife, Addie Davenport. Compare the script of the word "Thomas" in the "I Robert Thomas" at the beginning of the "Pension Letter" with the script of "Thomas" in the signature of Addie Thomas near the top of page two of her pension application. The body of Addie Davenport's pension application was written by a clerk, probably in her lawyer's office.
    Family ID F5760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hazel Marie Darrah,   b. 09 Jun 1892, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Nov 1912  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriages, 1800-1941: "Hazel M. Darrah, age 20 b. 9 Jun 1892 & Ora A. Thomas, age 23 b. 30 Jan 1889, m. 26 Nov 1912 Marion County, IN."

      LDS Familysearch Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992: "Ora A. Thomas, age 23 b. Abt. 1889 Indianapolis, Marion county, IN, father Robert Thomas mother Addie Davenport, single,; & Hazel M. Darrah, age 20 b. Abt. 1892 Indianapolis, Marion County, IN, father Thomas W.H. Darrah Fannie Stanford, single; m. 26 Nov 1912 Indianapolis, Marion County."
    Children 
    +1. Beulah Bernice Thomas,   b. 17 Oct 1911, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1995, Lake County Memorial Hospital-West, Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Pauline Madge Thomas,   b. 10 Sep 1913, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1995, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F5858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marian Unknown 
    Married Bef. 1930 
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F6654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1889 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Nov 1912 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1962 - Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ora Thomas (1889-1962)
    Ora Thomas (1889-1962)
    Ora Albert Thomas's Tavern
    Ora Albert Thomas's Tavern

    Roy Richard Thomas recalled, about 1933 "Uncle Orie" owned a neighborhood bar in Indianapolis, Marion, IN
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962) & Hazel Marie Darrah (1892- )
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962) & Hazel Marie Darrah (1892- )

    Documents
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)

    WW II Draft Registration Card 1942:

    "Ora Albert Thomas, age 53 b. 30 Jan 1899 Indianapolis, Marion County, IN, residence: 5901 East Washington St., Indianapolis, no telephone, relative: Marian Thomas; self-employed-tavern: 466 South Ritter, Indianapolis."

    Census Records
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)

    U.S. Census Ward 8, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH 1920:

    "Ora Thomas, age 29 b. Abt. 1891 Indiana, pipe fitter-shipyard, wife Hazel, age 27 b. Abt. 1893 Indiana parents b. Indiana, clerk-jewelry store; one daughter b. Indiana: Pauline."

    (Ora's sister, Maggie L. Schlapp & family in 1920 were living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, where Raymond was also a pipe-fitter-shipyard. In 1917 & 1918 when the men registered for the WW I draft, the Schlapp family was living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH and Ora's family was living in Indianapolis, Marion, IN, so Ora and his family must have followed the Schlapp family to Cleveland.)
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)

    U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1930:

    "Ora A. Thomas, age 41 b. Abt. 1889 Indiana parents b. Indiana, salesman-bakery, wife Marian, age 35 b. Abt. 1895 Indiana [sic] parents b. Indiana, cashier-grille."
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)
    Ora Albert Thomas (1889-1962)

    U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1940:

    "Ora Thomas, age 51 b. Abt. 1889 Indiana, owner operator-tavern, wife Marian, age 46 b. Abt. 1894 Indiana, lodgers in the household of Roy H. & Bessie L. Ingram."