William S. Thomas

William S. Thomas

Male 1841 - 1924  (83 years)

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  • Name William S. Thomas 
    Born 4 Feb 1841  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1924  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Round Hill Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865, Perry, Marion County, IN: "William S.Thomas, age on 1 Jul 1863: 23, single."

      MILITARY SERVICE:

      There are two entries for Civil War service of a "William S. Thomas," but they do not refer to the same individual.

      1. William S. Thomas, Co. B, 8th Indiana Inf, Pvt in and Pvt out. Pension application No. 380181 & certificate No. 334903 10 Sep 1888: "Widow Lydia N. Thomas."

      [8th Regt. Indiana Inf organized 20 Aug-5 Sep 1861, served in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, northern Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, and mustered out in South Carolina 28 Aug 1865.]

      2. William S. Thomas, Co. E, 55th Indiana Inf, Cpl in and Cpl out; Co. K, 139th Indiana Inf.

      Pension application No. 1208577, certificate No. 985,439: "19 Jul 1898; no widow." Certificate NO. 985,439, Declaration for Pension, 3 Feb 1917: William S. Thomas . . . born November 18, 1841 at Hancock County, Ohio; [died 6 May 1922 Kimmell, Noble County, IN; buried Wolflake Cemetery]. His several places of residence since leaving the service were Allen County (1864-1871; 1889-1896), [Wolf Lake IN, near Gary IN, in] Noble County IN (1871-1889; 1896-present)." Find-A-Grave contains an image of his gravestone.

      Therefore, this particular "William S. Thomas" is definitely not "I462281 William S. Thomas" and is not related to Edward C. Thomas and Catherine Moore.

      Edited by Roy Richard Thomas, December 2007.

    • Indiana State Digital Archives, Marion County Court of Common Pleas:

      "25 Jul 1870, E. Ball & Co. v. Robert Thomas, William Thomas, et al, Defendants."

      [Wikipedia: "The Ball brothers (Lucius, William, Edmund, Frank, and George) were five American industrialists and philanthropists, who established a manufacturing business in New York and Indiana in the 1880s . . ." They made glass jars for home canning of fruits, vegetables, etc.

      Evidently, Robert and William S. were sales agents before the company moved its headquarters from Buffalo, New York to Muncie, Indiana.]
    Person ID I12937  Complete
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2018 

    Father Edward Charles Thomas,   b. 15 Sep 1815, Nicholas County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1875, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Catherine Moore,   b. 21 Aug 1819, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1879, Maywood, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1838  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana State Library Genealogy Database, Marriages through 1850: "Edwin [sic] Thomas & Catherine Moore, m. 30 Aug 1838 Marion County."

      LDS FamilySearch, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992: "Catherine Moore & Edmond [sic] Thomas, m. 30 Aug 1838 Marion County."
    Notes 
    • Indiana Digital Archives, Marion County Superior Court:

      "17 Oct 1879, Edward Thomas, Petitioner & William T. Thames, et al, Petitioners, Civil Case-Partition of Property."
    Family ID F5766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Magdeline Sylvester,   b. 21 Apr 1842, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1903, Manhattan, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1877  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Lydia M. Sylvester, age 14 [sic; 34] b. Abt. 1843, & William S. Thomas, m. 24 Jan 1877 Marion County."
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F18044128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1841 - Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jan 1877 - Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1924 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Round Hill Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924) Death certificate
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924) Death certificate

    Census Records
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)

    U.S. Census Guilford, Hendricks County, IN 1880:

    "William Thomas age 40 b. Abt. 1840 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Lydia, age 37 b. Abt. 1843 Indiana, father b. Tennessee mother b. Indiana. Servant: Lincoln Lucas, age 20 b. Abt. 1860 Indiana, white, single, farm laborer."
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)

    U.S. Census Warren, Putnam County, IN 1900:

    "William S. Thomas age 60 b. Feb 1841 Kentucky, father b. Tennessee mother b. Ireland, farm labor, wife Lidia M., age 58 b. Apr 1842 Indiana, father b. Tennessee mother b. Pennsylvania; two nephews, both born Indiana, parents of both born Indiana: Isaac Haverstick age 17 b. Oct 1882, John Haverstick age 15 b. Apr 1885."

    One nephew was Isaac Sylvester Haverstick, WW I draft: "b. 12 Oct 1882, machine work, Link Belt Co., Indianapolis, Marion County, IN, wife Lillie M."
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)

    Indianapolis Star, 9 Oct 1909, p. 9: "Realty Transfers: Pivot City Realty Co. to William S. Thomas, lot 48, Talbott's revised addition, 40 x 120 feet, west side Pennsylvania St, north of 19th St."

    U.S. Census Perry, Marion County, IN 1910:

    "William Thomas age 70 b. Abt. 1840 Indiana, both parents b. U.S.A. [sic], boarder farm labor."
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)
    William S. Thomas (1841-1924)

    U.S. Census Perry, Marion County, IN 1920:

    "William S. Thomas, Head of houshold, age 79 b. Abt. 1841 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland speaks Irish [sic], farm laborer, widower."