John Miller Thomas

John Miller Thomas

Male 1844 - 1924  (80 years)

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  • Name John Miller Thomas 
    Born 5 Feb 1844  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Feb 1924  Marywood, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Round Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find-A-Grave
    Person ID I13259  Complete
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2017 

    Father Edward Charles Thomas,   b. 15 Sep 1815, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1879, Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 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."

      [Catherine Moore's obituary states, "widow of Edward C. Thomas." Census records for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 uniformly show "Edward Thomas."]


    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 Lucy Sarah Fendley,   b. May 1843, Kentucky, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1919, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1868  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection: "John M. Thomas & Lucy S. Fendley [sic], m. 12 Nov 1868 Marion County."
    Children 
    +1. Charles Edward Thomas,   b. Oct 1869, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1954  (Age ~ 84 years)
     2. William Casper Thomas,   b. 21 Aug 1871, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1943, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Ervin Dale Thomas,   b. 12 Apr 1874, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1930, Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +4. George Harvey Thomas,   b. 26 Aug 1877, Marion County, Indiana, U.SA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1951, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +5. Mary Ann Thomas,   b. Jun 1880, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. John Arthur Thomas,   b. 28 Mar 1884, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F5969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Feb 1844 - Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Nov 1868 - Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Feb 1924 - Marywood, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edward C. Thomas (1815-  ) & Catherine Moore (1819-1879)
    Edward C. Thomas (1815- ) & Catherine Moore (1819-1879)

    Find-A-Grave: Round Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.

    This monument for the Thomas family was evidently erected after the death of Catherine by the more wealthy Moore family.

    The inscription for Edward's death, "January 1, 1870," is clearly a guess as is that for his age, for he was listed in the summer of 1870 as the head of the Thomas family by the U.S. Census enumerator.

    Also, the middle initial "C' on the monument has weathered in such a way that it appears to be the letter "G."

    Documents
    John M. Thomas (1844-1924), Indiana 'Invalid Pension' increase 1889
    John M. Thomas (1844-1924), Indiana "Invalid Pension" increase 1889

    Indianapolis, IN "The Indiana State Sentinel," 9 Oct 1889, p. 8

    This is a Civil War pension, but there were 78 soldiers in Indiana units with the name "John Thomas," but none with "John M." or "John Miller Thomas," so we do not have a unit designation or positive ID.
    John M. Thomas, affidavit 1916 p. 1
    John M. Thomas, affidavit 1916 p. 1

    "Residence: 1710 West Minnesota St, Indianapolis IN; known brother, Robert Thomas, all his life; they lived in the same community.

    In support of Civil War widow's pension application of Addie Davenport Thomas
    John M. Thomas, Affidavit 1916 p. 2
    John M. Thomas, Affidavit 1916 p. 2

    In support of Civil War widow's pension application of Addie Davenport Thomas

    Contaiins only the signature of John M. Thomas. All other script was was written by the notary public.

    Census Records
    U.S. Census Perry, Marion, IN 1860:  Thomas & Finley Families
    U.S. Census Perry, Marion, IN 1860: Thomas & Finley Families

    Perry, Marion, IN:

    The Edward Thomas family, including John M. Thomas age 16, and George Finley (spelled Findley) family, including Lucy S. Finley age 17, were separated by two Kelly family households. John married Lucy in 1868.
    John Miller Thomas (1844- )
    John Miller Thomas (1844- )

    U.S. Census Perry, Marion County, IN 1870:

    "John Thomas, age 26 b. Abt. 1844 Indiana, teamster, wife Lucy, age 26 b. Abt. 1844 Kentucky; one son b. Indiana: Charles seven months," in the household of his in-laws, George & Judith F. Finley."
    Thomas Edward Thomas (1854-1924), Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919), & John Miller Thomas (1844-1924 )
    Thomas Edward Thomas (1854-1924), Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919), & John Miller Thomas (1844-1924 )

    U.S. Census Decater, Marion County, IN 1880:

    "John M. Thomas, age 36 b. 1844 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Lucy S., age 36 b. 1844 Kentucky parents b. Kentucky; four children b. Indiana: Charles E. 10, William 8, Ervin D. 6, George 3. Mother-in-law: Judith Finley, age 74 b. Abt. 1806 Kentucky, father b. Maryland mother b. Virginia, widowed. Two boarders: Levi Mitchell 20, Thomas Bowen 26."

    In the adjacent household lived the family of brother "Edward Thomas age 26 b. Abt. 1854 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farmer, wife Martha A., age 21 b. Abt. 1859 Indiana, father b. Pennsylvania mother b. Indiana. Brother [Elias] Nelson, age 24 b. Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, farm hand."
    U.S. Census Center Township, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1900: John M. Thomas
    U.S. Census Center Township, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1900: John M. Thomas

    1900: "John M. Thomas, age 56 b. Feb 1844 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, day laborer, m. 1868 wife Lucy, age 57 b. May 1843 Kentucky parents b. Kentucky; five children b. Indiana: William 26 b. Aug 1873 shipper-machines, Erwin D. 24 b. Apr 1876 teamster, George 22 b. Aug 1877 barber, Mary 19 b. Jun 1880 not employed, Arthur John 16 b. Mar 1884."

    1910 Center Township, Indianapolis, Marion, IN: night watchman at factory
    U.S. Census Marion County, IN 1910 & 1920:  John M. Thomas & Robert Shotts families
    U.S. Census Marion County, IN 1910 & 1920: John M. Thomas & Robert Shotts families

    Ward 14, Indianapolis, 1910:

    "John Thomas, age 66 b. Abt. 1844 Indiana, father b. Kentucky; mother b. Ireland speaks Irish, night watchman-factory, wife Lucie, age 66 b. Abt. 1844 Kentucky parents b. Kentucky." Also in the household: "daughter, Mary Shotts, age 30 b. Abt. 1880 Indiana, father b. Indiana mother b. Kentucky, son-in-law, Robert Shotts, age 30 b. Abt. 1880 Indiana parents b. Indiana, moulder-foundry; four children b. Indiana: Aldy 8, Ada 6, Georgia 4, Harry 2."

    Wayne Township, 1920 [enumerator recorded only initials on this page]:

    "R. Shotts, age 40 b. Abt. 1880 Indiana, father b. Ohio mother b. Indiana, owns home, moulder-foundry, wife M.A., age 39 b. Abt. 1881, father b. Indiana mother b. Kentucky; five children b. Indiana: A.I. 18, A.R. 16, G.M. 14, H.G. 11, M.E. 7." Also in the household: "father-in-law, J.M. Thomas, age 75 b. Abt. 1845 Indiana, father b. Kentucky mother b. Ireland, occupation-none."