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Helen Louise Thomas (1915-2008)
Helen Louise Thomas (1915-2008)

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  18 Feb 2018
Henriatte Alois Fendley (1924-2013)
Henriatte Alois Fendley (1924-2013)

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"Henrietta A. McAninch Hamilton, 88, of Brazil died February 12, 2013 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born February 24, 1924 in Marion County, the daughter of Albert Fendley and Flora Henchen Fendley. As a young lady, she married Harvey E. McAninch, Sr in 1941 and together they raised their six children.

In her work career, she worked at RCA in Indianapolis, DePauw University in Greencastle and then worked for over 17 years for Mallory Co. in Terre Haute. She also worked for a time at CBS and last worked at Pizza Hut in Brazil.

Henrietta was a member of TOPS, and enjoyed bowling, playing BUNCO and had been a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge. She also enjoyed going to Rose-Hulman to listen to blue-grass music. She was a member of the First Christian Church and enjoyed going to her Sunday school class. At the age of 60, she obtained her GED. That was an important goal for her and she saw it through to completion." 
  17 Feb 2018
Colin Spencer Ward (1964-1995)
Colin Spencer Ward (1964-1995)

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"North Adams State College, North Adams, MA, Class of 1987"

"I met Colin in September of 1982 when [he] and I were freshman at *North Adams State College. [He] and I lived in the same dormitory. It wasn't until our sophomore year that him and I got to be friends.

Colin had a really good sense of humor. He made people laugh. He was in the air force reserves. Upon graduation Colin was really looking forward to moving to Texas. I ended up transferring to another school after sophomore year. Besides seeing Colin during a visit to North Adams State, he and I pretty much lost touch with each other. It wasn't until ten years after I last saw him that I learned he had been killed in an accident in Texas while driving his jeep.

Colin was thirty at the time of his death. It's been over thirty years since I met him. Being that [he] and I were both freshman, we stuck together with a couple other first year students in the dormitory. I have good memories of hanging out with Colin.

*The school is now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He was a sociology major at the school, class of 1987." 
  29 Jan 2018
Chief Warrant Officer Louis Charles Culmann (1918-1997)
Chief Warrant Officer Louis Charles Culmann (1918-1997)

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Death File, 1850-1910:

"Louis Culmann, b. 13 Oct 1918 d. 26 Jul 1997, SSN 304-09-0339, enlisted 15 Jun 1945 U.S. Army [Reserve], released 13 Oct 1978" 
  27 Jan 2018

 
  22 Jan 2018
Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954), U.S. Marine Corps, 1919
Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954), U.S. Marine Corps, 1919

Snapshot in World War I photo album of Roy Elmer Thomas:

"Enlisted 19 Apr 1918, discharged 25 Oct 1919, private," according to burial certificate
 
  20 Jan 2018
Addie Davenport Thomas (1860-1928).
Addie Davenport Thomas (1860-1928).

This image was part of a group snapshot taken summer 1919, vicinity of Indianapolis, IN, after discharge of her sons from the U.S. Army (Robert R.) and Navy (Roy Elmer).

Roy Richard Thomas Summer 2006 
  19 Jan 2018
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  18 Jan 2018

 
  18 Jan 2018
John Thomas Cowger (1845-1919)
John Thomas Cowger (1845-1919)

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  12 Jan 2018
John Mitchelltree Thomas (1829-1911)
John Mitchelltree Thomas (1829-1911)

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"History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington 1889," v. II

"JOHN M. THOMAS. - Mr. Thomas was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky, 8 Jul 1829, and is the youngest son of a family of seven children. When he was four years old, his parents moved to Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, where his father died a year later. In 1844 John went to an older brother in Kentucky, where he remained for five years, and in October, 1849, returned to Indianapolis.

On March 30,1852, he went to St. Louis, and one month later to St. Joseph, and there joined a friend from Indianapolis; and together they started with ox-teams for Oregon. At Fort Hall they lost some of their stock, and traded that left for pack-horses, and came on into the Grande Ronde valley, arriving there about August 30 1852.

At Willow creek his partner left him; and he came on alone to Portland, arriving on September 5, 1852. He found employment at Tryon's mill in Milwaukee, where he remained for two months, when he was taken sick and returned to Portland. In February, 1853, he went to Oswego, and in the same year went to Puget Sound and took up his residence in Port Townsend, where he remained until July, 1853. He then, in company with E. McFarland, came to White River; and, after looking over the country, in January, 1854, he took up the place now owned by J.B. Hewitt, and became the first white settler on White River.

He lived there until driven off by the Indians. He soon returned, however, but only remained a short time, when he went to Seattle for safety. There he joined a company and came back to help bury the victims of the Indian massacre near the town of Slaughter.

He afterwards went to Port Orchard and engaged in running a stationary engine in a mill. He soon returned to the blockhouse built by Captain Dent, and was secured by the Captain to act as guide all through the Indian war. When the war closed, he located a homestead seven miles lower down, where he remained until 1877, when he located on his present place at Thomas Station and engaged in hop-raising and general farming.

He served as county commissioner for a term of three years, those of 1857, 1858 and 1859. He was married in 1854 to Miss Nancy Russell of Ohio, and has nine children living." 
  12 Jan 2018
Edgar Morton Thomas (1880-1954) Sketch, 19 Feb 1933
Edgar Morton Thomas (1880-1954) Sketch, 19 Feb 1933

"Prominent Charleston, WV Businessmen: Partner, Thomas Brothers Store, 125-127 Charleston Street"

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  12 Jan 2018
John Hughes Thomas (1874-1949)
John Hughes Thomas (1874-1949)

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  12 Jan 2018
Margaret Francis Thomas (1854-1935)
Margaret Francis Thomas (1854-1935)

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  10 Jan 2018
Nancy E. Russell (1832-1902)
Nancy E. Russell (1832-1902)

The Pioneer Story of Nancy Russell Thomas (1892)
HistoryLink.org Essay 5623

"This story was published in the Tacoma Ledger on November 13, 1892. It was submitted by Liz Russell.

(Nancy Russell Thomas was born on September 15, 1832, in Ashland, Ohio. She came west with her parents, Samuel Woodburn Russell and Jane Sprott Russell, and her seven siblings. The Russell family arrived at Alki in 1853. In 1854, Nancy married John M. Thomas, and they lived in the White River area. They had nine children. Nancy Russell Thomas died in November 1902.)

[Nancy Russell] Walked across the Plains and Over the Mountains to Pacific Slope; She Started with a Pony, but Indians Stole It and Nearly Everything Else; Followed by Wolves -- Ague in Portland -- Reminiscences of Indian Massacre and War; No Disgrace to Work in Those Days -- No Preachers, Lawyers or Doctors – Truly a Pioneer Woman!

[Her story:] On January 10, 1852, accompanied by my eldest brother, T. S. Russell (now deceased), I left Ashland, OH for Auburn, IN, to join my folks, who were preparing to come to Oregon across the plains. We left that place February 15th, with three yoke of oxen, four cows, three heifers, and two wagons. There were nine of us in the family -- my father, S. W. Russell, Mother, three brothers, three sisters and myself. John Hawk and family of Dungeness, and Elliot Cline of Thurston County came with us.

Concerning the first of the trip, I cannot say much, as I was sick most of the time. I remember an old Dunhard [Dunkard?] preacher that came with us about 20 miles to cheer us up, and when he left us he sang:

'I’ll shout salvation as I fly
I’ll shout salvation till I die.'

Little our friends thought we would ever get to the Pacific Coast. We crossed the line between Illinois and Indiana on the first day of March. The weather was very cold. We encountered snow, rain, hail, and sleet all through both states. We stopped and looked over the Joliet prison in Illinois, which was being built. We lay over four days at Morris,IL to rest. On March 17th, we reached New Boston, IL and stopped there four weeks to rest and buy feed for the cattle. We were advised not to buy horses or mules on account of the Indians. We could not find a place to cross the river till we got to Fort Madison, IL, and then the settlers advised us not to try the old flatboat. (The steam ferries were not many then.) In spite of their entreaties, we risked it, and arrived safely on the Iowa side. There we were joined by ten men who were going to California, and two families – Horr’s and Pattens – going to Oregon. They traveled a short distance with us and then we lost them till we got to Sweetwater, WY. At Farmington, IA, we lay over four days waiting for mother and brother Tom to return from visiting mother’s brother James Sprott of Keokuk, IA.

Then we began to feel heartsick, and also to realize what we had undertaken. All were strangers we met, but then we were not looking for friends. We left home for a place where we wouldn’t shake nine months out of every twelve with chills and fever. We traveled zig-zag across Iowa to escape high streams and arrived at the Missouri River. The flatboat used to ferry emigrants across had sunk and drowned a man and a boy, and a number of cattle. Our men assisted them in raising the boat, and after laying there seven days we got across. Others, who had been there for weeks, were afraid to cross, so they waited for the steamboat which came a few days afterward. All that then represented the new great city of Omaha, NE was a small cabin.

There we fell in with a company of Mormons who were just from the old country. Our men folks helped them in a good many ways, such as fording streams, yoking their cattle, etc. They traveled with us till we were within 40 miles of Salt Lake City, UT, when they left us to go to that place. We were sorry to bid them goodbye, as they had proved very agreeable company.

We had little trouble with Indians except once. Some white men had built a pole bridge and gave the chief an order to collect $1.00 for a wagon, 50 cents for a man and horse, and 25 cents for a person. This was on the Elkhorn River. We rebelled against paying so much, but settled with very little difficulty. We organized a company, and a man by the name of Allen was chosen captain. The next morning the captain did not get up till we had our breakfast almost ready to eat. He wanted us to break up camp and go without eating, but we wouldn’t do it, so he drove on and left us and we didn’t see him any more until we got to Olympia, WA.

After we left the Elkhorn we saw the first grave. We met a Pawnee chief there, who wore a silver medal tied around his neck with a buckskin string, which Martin Van Buren had given him during his administration. We arrived at Fort Laramie, WY one month after we had crossed the Missouri River, and a few days afterward we parted with Hawks and Cline and never saw them again.

At that time, the cholera was raging on the plains. Every little while we could see them burying their dead. A great many that died we thought did not have cholera. Two cases I remember -- one that of a young man from the same place we came from. He came to our camp at 7 o’clock in the morning and bade us goodbye, said his folks were afraid of the plague and were going to push right on. At one o’clock we found his grave. The other was a deaf and dumb man from Fort Wayne, IN, whom we saw there before we left. He called on us before and bade us goodbye. He intended going to California where he had some friends. Mother gave him some bedding and provisions. Shortly after, we came to his grave with a headboard which told us that some doctor had found him dying with cholera and stayed with him till he was dead and buried him.

We drove slowly along, most of the time with just our two wagons, sometimes with others, which was more pleasant than being by ourselves. On the north side of Laramie, WY sister Mary and I went into the camp of a Sioux Indian, and there found a little baby about ten months old, with blue eyes and white hair. We supposed it belonged to some white folks there, so didn’t think much about it. We rode along for about half a day, and met and Indian with four little white-haired children and driving a white man’s team. We found out then that their parents had been murdered by a man hired to drive their team, who had given everything but their money to the Indians. He was finally caught and hanged. At the edge of the road leading to where he was hanged a finder board was fastened on a tree, with “Fresh Beef for Sale” written on it. A great many went out and found him hanging there.

There were marriages, births, and deaths all along the road, which carried a great deal of excitement. There were no deaths with us, for mother was very careful what we ate and drank. On Sweetwater we met with ten men we had parted with at Fort Madison, who kept in company with us until we came to the junction of the California-Oregon roads. Here we were joined by a family named Kauffman, going to Oregon. About noon the next day we came to a small stream of water where there were several families camped, and here, Mrs. Judge Hays, of Yantis, dies from the effects of the measles, on the 4th of June.

On the 4th of July, we were at the South Pass, in the Rocky Mountains, and thought we were nearly at our journey’s end. Here we met two white men and three squaws (their wives) going to Fort Hall. They belonged to the Hudson Bay Company. When we reached Snake River, we found it a dangerous place, but nevertheless there were a great many making boats of their wagonbeds to ferry their families over. It looked foolhardy to us, and I guess a great many found it so, for there were several drowned. We passed through Great Rondo Valley, and saw several Indians and their ponies, with a good many American horses. My father traded a young cow to their chief for a good pony, and that night he was peddling beef from that same cow at 20 cents per pound.

We met a young man in what is now Idaho. He told us not to stop short of Puget Sound if we were looking for health, so when we reached the Columbia we met some Indians who said they would take us to The Dalles for $25. As we were short of provisions, two families – Gaylors and Sheltons -- having joined us, we thought it was best to take them up on their offer. It was the first ride we had ever taken in canoes, and we found it pretty dangerous. We found we couldn’t get to The Dalles on account of the rapids, so we traveled 125 miles to the Des Chutes River. There we found four men with cattle belonging to the Olmy brothers. We stayed there a week, and were well treated.

On the 15th of September I was 20 years old. That same day my two brothers, whom we left at the Columbia River, came with the wagon overland. One brother left us on Bear River, Oregon, to drive a team for a widow lady whose husband had died on the plains. On September 16th we started for The Dalles, where we laid three days while my father disposed of all but one yoke of oxen. We had lost but one ox and two heifers on the plains. We chartered an old “yawl” to bring us to the Cascades, and here we took passage on the J.B. Flint for Portland, OR. We reached there in the morning, after a long and tiresome night, there not being room to lie down on the boat. Oh, how discouraged we were, and there was as much ague there, if not more, than there was in Indiana.

We easily found work in Portland. Mother kept a boarding house and I went to work for a minister’s family. We had plenty to eat, but had to work hard for it. People say, “You must have had good times then.” Of course we did but they do not realize what hardships we had to endure. Everything was very high. Flour was $48 a barrel, sugar was 25 cents per pound, bacon was 50 cents per pound -- hardly fit for soap grease, potatoes were $3 per bushel. Coffee was the cheapest thing we could get, it being 25 cents a pound, and everything else was in proportion.

We laid in our supplies before we left (in ...) April, for Puget Sound. Cowen, Moxlie, Garrison, Hilery Butler (now in Seattle), and a widow lady by the name of St. Martin came down the Columbia and up the Cowlitz River with us in an old flatboat in charge of Captain Henry Winston, ex-sheriff of Pierce County. We women folks walked most of the way. We stopped at Mr. Garner’s while waiting for the boat and he treated us to hard bread. That was the name given to him by emigrants. We proceeded to Cowlitz landing, and stayed at Goodell’s two days. I rode horseback from there to Olympia, WA and drove cattle while my mother took care of the children, who had the measles.

While at Olympia we stopped at S. Sylvester’s, who kept the only hotel in the place. There were only three or four white women there besides us. Mrs. Shelton and Mrs. Close I remember meeting there. We stayed there seven days, and helped with the cooking and sewing. We left there on the 26th of April and chartered a scow owned by old Captain Rogers, who was killed a year or two afterwards by the Indians out of revenge for a worthless Indian that was hanged in Seattle.

We arrived in Seattle, WA the 28th and stayed there two days, when they sent for us to go to Alki Point to start a boarding house, that being the principal place outside of the Garrison at Steilacoom. We went to a house that belonged to A. A. Denny and Captain Lowe.

I think that every pioneer that crossed the plains ought to be canonized or made saints of. But then, we were happy and healthy, and had plenty of wild game, clams, oysters, salmon, and wild fruit, and good pure spring water; had neither doctor, lawyers, or preachers; lived by the golden rule and had trouble with no one.

When the Fourth of July came, we had a nice little picnic. There were sixty-three for dinner. We set the table in Mr. Smith’s store. That night over 100 came, and we had a grand time dancing. But, understand, we would not have had such a go(o)d time if Captain Collins had not just come in with a big cargo of provisions from San Francisco, CA.

About this time Captain Renton started a sawmill, which furnished employment for a great many. My eldest brother and myself worked there. I cooked for the hands. My brother Robert came with the cattle about the middle of August from Steilacoom, by the beach, as there were no wagon roads then.

My father being a carpenter, he found plenty to do. We were acquainted with every one along the Sound then. It was no disgrace to work in those days. In February I was married to John M. Thomas from Indiana, who crossed the plains about the same time as we did. He worked in the sawmill. We are still living on the old donation claim on which we first settled.

On April 4th, Captain Barton and G. McConahan were drowned just below Vashon Island. We were out walking, and there came up an awful storm. Someone made the remark it would be a bad time for a canoe out there, and it was but a few minutes before someone came in and told us of the capsizing of one.

Sometime that spring an old man named Young, left there with a demijohn of whiskey, and not long after Dr. Cheery [Dr. Wesley F. Cherry] came up and said he had been murdered by the Indians. Dr. Cheery’s brother, Tom, F. M.Tyner, and R. Phillips went to arrest the murderers, and they were attacked by the Indians. Dr. Cheery was mortally wounded and died next day -- Tom was shot through the hip; Tyner was shot through the mouth; Phillips was wounded in the top of his head. On May 26, a lady named Ayers dies, and on the same day there was an eclipse of the sun. The Indians asked if that happened every time one died. I had forgotten to say that Governor Stevens had arrived through the Natchez Pass with five men and pushed right on to Olympia.

Nothing more of interest happened till July when my husband and Ephriam McFarland, and Bell of Pierce County, came up the White River. Mr. Thomas located the donation claims where we now live; the others not liking the looks of the Indians did not stay. In May, 1854, we built a small house and moved on our place. The notorious Whitson, who figured so in the massacre of our neighbors a year or two afterwards, moved up the river in a canoe. I was always afraid of him. In October there were several families moved on the river: Cox’s, Kirkland’s, C. C. Thomson from Louisiana, Lake boys and King’s from Iowa, D. A. Neely’s from Missouri, Kersand and Cooker from Wisconsin, Will Brannan’s from Illinois. Mrs. Neely’s was the first child born on the river, and mine, Mrs. Aaron Conger of Ellensburg, the second. Mrs. Will Brannan’s was the third.

Everything was peaceable till June, 1855. When I was alone one day two Indians came to kill me. We had the house fill of provisions. The dog scared them away.

The fall of ’54 was a great time. The Indians came from all over the Sound for salmon. We didn’t fear them until the next summer. But they were preparing then for the outbreak. My mother was always afraid of them.

The fish weir was built at our place and they carried of tons of dried salmon. January 11th the river overflowed the whole valley; then men who had been away came home and stayed two weeks. On the 22nd we had another overflow. Out folks and Mr. Neely went to work again. We all had to work for our bread, and butter we could not get. After this, we had a very nice winter. In March, we put in a garden, of which the Indians had the benefit.

On July 11th we had an election in our house. Allen Porter was there and said redskins were getting saucy; be believed there was going to be trouble. The men laughed at him, but it set me to thinking and watching, and there was not a strange Indian came into camp but that I knew of it. I was teaching at this time; had taught for six weeks. There were eight miners at our place fixing to go back to the mines. Amasa Miller was the only one that came back. The others were killed by the Indians.

There was no one afraid but Porter and I. Sometime in September he came in the morning. The Indians had run him all night long. His clothes were torn from him, his flesh scratched as if torn with iron hooks. I wish some of these “know-alls” could have seen him, as “seeing is believing.” He was so exhausted when he came to the river he did not have strength to get in the canoe without help.

All the families left their homes for Seattle, where we stayed two weeks. Acting Governor Mason and Judge Edward Lander said there was no danger and advised us to go back. May they be tormented through eternity by the ghosts of the murdered. We came back on Sunday night and found everything safe. Tuesday night Riley (a man we knew on the plains) and Cornell came and advised us to leave. We couldn’t get away to go and had to depend on the Indians. On Thursday old Whatoon, Seattle’s brother, sent his son, Charley, with a canoe to take us to Seattle. Oh, how the rain did pour. We stayed at Collin’s that night. They didn’t give us anything to eat, nor let us make a fire. Tired out, we lay down in our damp clothes, and in the morning had wind and tide to contend with. We got to Seattle at two o’clock Friday; met Frank Clark, late of Tacoma, who said we were foolish to be afraid. My father and husband were going on the jury in ten days, and stayed to take care of things. We meant to come home after courts if everything was all right.

After we left, my husband lay by the tent one night and heard old Kanasket trying to get old Whatoon to join them in war against the whites. He offered Watoon ponies and every other inducement to join them, even said the King George men would help them. Whatoon said “No,” and said he wouldn’t take to them. Old Whatoon tied to get the families that stayed on their places to leave but they wouldn’t. They said they might be killed and lose everything. They started to build a fort in an out-of-the-way place, as there was none on the river. October 21st, I met D. A. Neely. He said he had just brought his family from Tumwater, and was coming up home the next day. About two hours later Joe Lake came in, shot through the shoulder. He said he knew the neighbors were all killed; he had heard shots fired and women screaming. Still, the sympathizers said “nonsense.” October 22nd, a company of volunteers was organized with H. H. Tobin as captain. I know positively there were only four married men in the company. They were D. A. Neely, H. H. Tobin, G. A. Cox, and John M. Thomas. They came up the river and buried the dead.

Three families were murdered. They found Will Brannan on the floor all torn to pieces; found Mrs. Rannan in the well dead with her baby in her arms; Mrs. King was found out open with her breast cut off; Mrs. Jones was shot through the body and beaten with a musket till she was a mass of bruises. Mr. Jones was sick with typhoid fever at the time. He and King were burnt up in their houses. Their bones were picked up and buried with their wives. Enos Cooper was found and buried where he fell and his body never removed. King’s baby was never found. Little George was taken prisoner and brought to Seattle in the spring, after he had been well taken care of by “Spoon Bill,” an Indian.

Mrs. Jones’ three children were saved partly by Indian Nelson. Her oldest child was her husband’s – Johnnie King, seven years old. He said Nelson snapped his guy at them three times and it wouldn’t go off. He told them to go, they were saved. He went to all the settler’s houses and found them either gone away or lying dead. He then went back to his own house and found his mother alive. She asked him were he was going; he told her to Seattle, if he could get there. She told him to go and “God bless him.” He started for the river and met an old Indian, Tom Clutson, (still living, now peddling fish and well treated by all) who told him to go with him to camp and he would give him something to eat, if he could keep the baby quiet. He put them under mats and baskets, and kept them till the moon got up, then took them in a canoe, well hid, to the mouth of the river. Then Old David, an Indian who was feeding the hostiles from the man-of-war, took them aboard the man-of-war. Mother and I took care of them five months, then they were taken back to Ohio by their Uncle Surail.

On October 28th a company was organized, and C. C. Hewett was elected captain. This was a week after the massacre. The volunteers were camped in sight of where I am now writing. Father and my three brothers were in the company. December 4th Lieutenant Slaughter started from Puyallup with a company of men. Lieutenant Harrison of the revenue cutter, Dr. Taylor, man-of-war Decatur, while camped in William Brannan’s house (Captain Hewett was there also on a visit) were ambushed. By the Indians and eleven killed and wounded. Lieutenant Slaughter was killed and his body buried at Steilacoom. Taylor, Hewett, and Harrison were not touched.

I moved to Port Orchard January 3rd, and was there till the 19th. Charley Whatoon warned me off again. Said the Indians were going to attack Seattle within ten days. He thought it would be the next Sunday. (His father had moved to Port Orchard.) I came back to Seattle with my baby (we were both sick), my husband staying till the day before Seattle was attacked, being out on the bay the night before with two Indians. There was nothing brave to do but to defend ourselves.

The Decatur had been disabled on Restoration Point by a treacherous pilot. The Indians would have caught a good many people if there hadn’t been a shell thrown from the Decatur into Tom Martin’s house. He was stealing produce along the river and selling it. The Indians were in his house preparing for the attack. Fifteen Indians were reported killed. Two white men were killed b[y] the Indians when the attack was made. First was Milton Holgate, who, while standing with several others on the steps of the Fort, was shot and instantly killed. Bob Wilson, a cook in the Elliott house had just stepped to the door and was shot and lived but a few minutes. They threw fire all night trying to burn the Fort, but didn’t succeed.

A company of volunteers was organized in February. My husband served thirty-three days in the voluntary service, then was transferred to the regular service under Captain F. T. Dent. He and William Bucy were recommended by Colonel W. H. Wallace as good scouts and interpreters. I came up to the Fort on the steamer Tramer when she brought supplied for the soldiers. J. B. Parker and Captain Horton owned her. When I got to the fort the soldiers had just gone out on a nine day scout. I stayed over night and went back to Seattle, where I stayed ten days, and then came back up the river and found them gone again. There wasn’t even a commissary officer there. On that scout they found and Indian camp on the Cedar River, and clothes they had stolen from the people when they burned all of their houses. Still, people think we did not lose anything.

The Spring of ’56 I was living inside the stockade in a little house. Two men-of-war vessels came. The John Hancock and the Massachusetts, commanded by McDougal and Swartout. Captain Sterrat commanded the Decatur.

The Sound Indians were very docile that summer, but we were tormented terribly by the British Indians. In October, one morning I stepped to the door just in time to see the British Indians fire into a sloop and kill two men; the other man hid. The men-of-war were cruising up and down the Sound in search of hostile Indians. But we were troubled no more with outbreaks from them.

In July I moved over to where Sidney now is, and stayed there and cooked for loggers till September. From there I moved over to Chico; stayed there till March and then moved to Colby.

I was truly a pioneer woman. I was the first white woman on the White River and also in three places above mentioned. The first five years of my married life I moved seventeen times. If it hadn’t been for H. L. Yesler we would have fared worse than we did. But no man ever went from him in need; now he gets curses rather than thanks.

I think every pioneer woman should have a word to say about the state flower. The wild Honeysuckle or the LaCamas would be suitable, as they grow in all parts of the state.

All my folks are dead now but two sisters – Mrs. Tanner of Seattle, Mrs. Crowe and myself.

Signed: Nancy Thomas

Prolochia, Washington" 
  7 Jan 2018
Edward C. Thomas (1815- 1875) & Catherine Moore (1819-1879)
Edward C. Thomas (1815- 1875) & Catherine Moore (1819-1879)

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

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

The middle initial "C' on the monument has weathered in such a way that it appears to be the letter "G." 
  7 Jan 2018
Edgar Morton Thomas (1880-1954) Biographical cartoon, 19 Feb 1933
Edgar Morton Thomas (1880-1954) Biographical cartoon, 19 Feb 1933

"Born Kansas and educated in public schools at Ripley, WV and Mountain State Business College, Parkersburg, WV [established 1888].

First job--worked on a farm in Jackson County when a boy

Taught school in Jackson County six years

Was engaged in general mercantile business [Thomas Store] in Ripley, WV eleven years

Has operated men's furnishing store, 24 Capitol Street [Charleston, WV] since 1926

Purchased Kelly Department Store, 2 Feb 1933 [renamed Thomas Bros. Department Store] and is continuing in real estate business, established in 1928." 
  6 Jan 2018
Carol Jean Wehrwein (1929-2017)  Wensink cousins
Carol Jean Wehrwein (1929-2017) Wensink cousins

l. to r., Monica (Judith Ann) Wensink, Carolyn & son Roger Ullman, Johanna Margaret Wensink , Carol Jean Wehrwein, Pieter Croissant & Mary Ann Wensink  
  6 Jan 2018
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  2 Jan 2018
Carl Frederick Wehrwein (1893-1967) 5 Jul 1920
Carl Frederick Wehrwein (1893-1967) 5 Jul 1920

From photo album of Carl Frederick Wehrwein (1893-1967)

"At George's residence, Madison," beside an auto that probably belonged to brother George Simon Wehrwein.  
  2 Jan 2018
Jennie Leona Wensink (1895-1992) at Camelot Hall, 10 Aug 1988
Jennie Leona Wensink (1895-1992) at Camelot Hall, 10 Aug 1988

Camelot Hall, 88th Birthday party
 
  1 Jan 2018
Carl Frederick Wehrwein  (1893-1967) looking dapper, 5 July 1920
Carl Frederick Wehrwein (1893-1967) looking dapper, 5 July 1920

From photo album of Carl Frederick Wehrwein (1893-1967): 
  27 Dec 2017
Irma S. Shoemaker (1890-1995)
Irma S. Shoemaker (1890-1995)

Photo taken at age 100 
  22 Dec 2017

Documents

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Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919) Death certificate
Elias Nelson Thomas (1855-1919) Death certificate

"Nelson Thomas, 2053 S. Meridian St, Indianapolis, white, married, b. 18 Dec 1851, father: Edward Thomas b. England [sic] mother b. Ireland; d. 10 May 1919; buried Crown Hill Cemetery, 13 May 1919." [The other data are not legible]


The entry, "Edward Thomas b. England" tends to confirm that Elias Nelson Thomas was indeed the grandson of Edward Thomas and Elizabeth Shaw 
  18 Feb 2018

 
  18 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  18 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  18 Feb 2018
Wanda Estell Thomas (1911-1987) Death certificate
Wanda Estell Thomas (1911-1987) Death certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Wanda Estell Thomas (1911-1987) Birth certificate
Wanda Estell Thomas (1911-1987) Birth certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Helen Louise Thomas (1915-1008) Birth certificate
Helen Louise Thomas (1915-1008) Birth certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Goldie Fritts (1894-1929) Death certificate
Goldie Fritts (1894-1929) Death certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Omer Thomas (1891-1973) Death certificate
Omer Thomas (1891-1973) Death certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Omer Thomas (1891-1973) World War II Draft registration
Omer Thomas (1891-1973) World War II Draft registration
 
  18 Feb 2018
Omer Thomas (1891-1973) World War II Draft registration
Omer Thomas (1891-1973) World War II Draft registration
 
  18 Feb 2018
Omer Albert Thomas (1921-1992) Death certificate
Omer Albert Thomas (1921-1992) Death certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Omer Albert Thomas (1921-1992) Birth certificate
Omer Albert Thomas (1921-1992) Birth certificate
 
  18 Feb 2018
Austin Virgil Wratten (1918-1990) Death certificate
Austin Virgil Wratten (1918-1990) Death certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
Austin Virgil Wratten (1918-1990) Birth certificate
Austin Virgil Wratten (1918-1990) Birth certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
John Hamilton (1914-1989) Death certificate
John Hamilton (1914-1989) Death certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
Henriatte Alois Fendley (1924-2013) Birth certificate
Henriatte Alois Fendley (1924-2013) Birth certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  17 Feb 2018
Donald Everett Fendley (1925- ) Birth certificate
Donald Everett Fendley (1925- ) Birth certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
Dorothy Lea Fendley (1915-2013) Birth certificate
Dorothy Lea Fendley (1915-2013) Birth certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  17 Feb 2018
Eugene Edward Eitel (1912-1989) Death certificate
Eugene Edward Eitel (1912-1989) Death certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
Eugene Edward Eitel (1912-1989) Birth certificate
Eugene Edward Eitel (1912-1989) Birth certificate
 
  17 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  17 Feb 2018
Gary Verne Thomas (1951- ) & Jane Martha Coolidge (1952- ) Marriage certificate
Gary Verne Thomas (1951- ) & Jane Martha Coolidge (1952- ) Marriage certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Robert O. Bennett (1922- ) & Mary Jane Freyman (1921-2006) Marriage certificate
Robert O. Bennett (1922- ) & Mary Jane Freyman (1921-2006) Marriage certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Charles Keller Thomas (1920-2001) & Mary Jane Freyman (1921-2006) Marriage certificate
Charles Keller Thomas (1920-2001) & Mary Jane Freyman (1921-2006) Marriage certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Charles Keller Thomas (1920-2001) Birth certificate
Charles Keller Thomas (1920-2001) Birth certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Florence Marion Thomas (1917-1983) Death certificate
Florence Marion Thomas (1917-1983) Death certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Lilah Dawn Thomas (1922-1994) Birth certificate
Lilah Dawn Thomas (1922-1994) Birth certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Mason Wayne Thomas (1949- ) & Ami J. Van Dyke (1967- ) Marriage certificate
Mason Wayne Thomas (1949- ) & Ami J. Van Dyke (1967- ) Marriage certificate
 
  14 Feb 2018
Mason Wayne Thomas (1949- ) & Sophia Giovann Desiderio (1956- ) Marriage certificate
Mason Wayne Thomas (1949- ) & Sophia Giovann Desiderio (1956- ) Marriage certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Mason Jennings Thomas (1926-1997) Death certificate
Mason Jennings Thomas (1926-1997) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  13 Feb 2018
Mason Jennings Thomas (1926-1997) Birth certificate
Mason Jennings Thomas (1926-1997) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
 
  13 Feb 2018
Wanda Jean Pebbles (1928-1981) Death certificate
Wanda Jean Pebbles (1928-1981) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Wanda Jean Pebbles (1928-1981) Birth certificate
Wanda Jean Pebbles (1928-1981) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Lloyd Allen Thomas (1924- ) Birth certificate
Lloyd Allen Thomas (1924- ) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Walter Lloyd Thomas (1904-1986) Death certificate
Walter Lloyd Thomas (1904-1986) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Donnie O'Niel [sic] Thomas (1931- ) Birth certificate
Donnie O'Niel [sic] Thomas (1931- ) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Phillip A. Thomas (1933- ) Birth certificate
Phillip A. Thomas (1933- ) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
John Edward Thomas (1937- ) Birth certificate
John Edward Thomas (1937- ) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Patricia Ann Thomas (1940- ) Birth certificate
Patricia Ann Thomas (1940- ) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Hessie F. Thomas (1883-1974) Death certificate
Hessie F. Thomas (1883-1974) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Walter Lloyd Thomas (1904-1986) & Mary Grace Keller (1897-1998) Marriage certificate
Walter Lloyd Thomas (1904-1986) & Mary Grace Keller (1897-1998) Marriage certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Owen Zack Thomas (1908-1983) Birth certificate
Owen Zack Thomas (1908-1983) Birth certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Grace Belle Thomas (1880-1963) Death certificate
Grace Belle Thomas (1880-1963) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
David Franklin Thomas (1853-1902) Death certificate
David Franklin Thomas (1853-1902) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018
Wilma Margarete Schlapp (1915-1917) Death certificate
Wilma Margarete Schlapp (1915-1917) Death certificate
 
  13 Feb 2018

Headstones

 Thumb   Description   Cemetery   Status   Linked to   Last Modified 
Colin Spencer Ward (1964-1995)
Colin Spencer Ward (1964-1995)

Find-Grave:

"Trinity Park Cemetery, Scituate, Plymouth County, MA." 
     29 Jan 2018
John Louis Culmann (1910-1971) & Alma Elaine Bridwell (1912-1990)
John Louis Culmann (1910-1971) & Alma Elaine Bridwell (1912-1990)

Find-A-Grave:

Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN 
     27 Jan 2018
Marian K. Harris Thomas (1896-1979)
Marian K. Harris Thomas (1896-1979)

cremains, Mausoleum, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 
Crown Hill Cemetery     27 Jan 2018

 
Crown Hill Cemetery     23 Jan 2018
John Hughes Thomas (1874-1949
John Hughes Thomas (1874-1949

Find-A-Grave:

"Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane County, WA" 
     10 Jan 2018
Summerfield T. Thomas (1840-1923)
Summerfield T. Thomas (1840-1923)

Lieutenant, Union Army, 1862-1865

Indiana Civil War Soldiers:

"Enrollment 14 Jul 1862 Marion County, IN, Sergeant. Ordnance Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant Mar 28, 1865. Wounded in forehead at Battle Resaca, GA (May 13-15, 1864, 'hallowed ground where much of the heaviest fighting occurred at the start of General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign']. Mustered out 18 Jun 1865 near Washington D.C." 
     5 Jan 2018
James Thomas (1800-1876) & Narcissa Collins (1798-1889)
James Thomas (1800-1876) & Narcissa Collins (1798-1889)

Find-A-Grave:

"James Thomas b. 9 Jan 1800 Nicholas County, KY; d. 9 Oct 1876 Nicholas County, KY; buried Needmore Cemetery, Nicholas County, KY." 
     5 Jan 2018

Census Records

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John A. Colvin (1872-1912)
John A. Colvin (1872-1912)

U.S. Census San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA 1900:

"John A. Colvin, age 27 b. Oct 1872 Indiana parents b. Indiana, salesman-dry goodsm. Abt. 1895 wife Josephine, age 28 b. Mar 1872 Italy (immigrated 1878) parents b. Italy," in the household of a brother-in-law: "Thomas F. & Jennie Gavigan." 
  16 Feb 2018
 John M. Thomas & Robert Shotts families
John M. Thomas & Robert Shotts families

U.S. Census Ward 14, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 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." 
  16 Feb 2018
John M. Thomas & Robert Shotts families
John M. Thomas & Robert Shotts families

U.S. Census, Wayne Township, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 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." 
  16 Feb 2018
Robert Vernon Thomas (1894-1973)
Robert Vernon Thomas (1894-1973)

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1900 & 1910: w/parents

U.S. Census Ward 4, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1920:

"Robert V. Thomas, age 25 b. Abt. 1895 Indiana parents b. Indiana, auto chauffeur, wife Grace, age 22 b. Abt. 1898 Indiana, father Emmons Keller mother Lillie both b. Indiana; one child b. Indiana: Florence M. 2 10/12." In the same household, father-in-law & mother-in-law: "Emmons Keller, age 49 b. Abt. 1871 Indiana parents b. Indiana, farmer, wife Lillie, age 46 b. Abt. 1874 Indiana parents b. Indiana." 
  16 Feb 2018
Robert Vernon Thomas (1894-1973)
Robert Vernon Thomas (1894-1973)

U.S. Census Ben Davis, Marion County, IN 1940:

"Robert V. Thomas, age 45 b. Abt. 1895 Indiana, education: 8 yrs, residence in 1935: same house, assistant delivery manager-retail department store; wife Mary, age 42 b. Abt. 1898 Indiana, education: 10 yrs; four children b. Indiana: Charles 20 education: 12 yrs gas station attendant, Lelia 17 education: 10 yrs, Mason 13, Kennard 11." 
  16 Feb 2018

 
  16 Feb 2018
Robert Vernon Thomas (1894-1973)
Robert Vernon Thomas (1894-1973)

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

"Robert V. Thomas, age 35 b. Abt. 1895 Indiana, parents b. U.S.A. [sic], night watchman-department store, wife Grace, age 32 b. Abt. 1898 Indiana parents b. Indiana; five children b. Indiana: Florence M. 13, Charles R. [sic], Lela D. 7, Mason J. 3 7/12, Kennard H. 1 4/12." 
  16 Feb 2018
Harry Thomas Baker (1906-1994)
Harry Thomas Baker (1906-1994)

U.S. Census Mattoon, Cole County, IL 1940

(Wikipedia: "The 1940 discovery of petroleum reserves near Mattoon led to a small 'oil boom' over the next two decades, bringing with it economic benefits and increased civic pride. Oil extraction continues to be an important economic activity." 
  10 Feb 2018
Harry Thomas Baker (1906-1994)
Harry Thomas Baker (1906-1994)

U.S. Census Lawrence, Marion County, IN 1920 
  10 Feb 2018
Harry Thomas Baker (1906-1994)
Harry Thomas Baker (1906-1994)

U.S. Census Allerton House, Chicago, Cook County, IL 1930 
  10 Feb 2018
James Harrison Thomas (1836- )
James Harrison Thomas (1836- )

U.S. Census Lawrence, Marion County, IN 1920 
  10 Feb 2018
Albert I. Baker (1874-1960)
Albert I. Baker (1874-1960)

U.S. Census Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA 1910 
  10 Feb 2018
Albert I. Baker (1874-1960)
Albert I. Baker (1874-1960)

U.S. Census Brawley, Imperial County, CA 1920  
  10 Feb 2018
James Harrison Thomas (1836- )
James Harrison Thomas (1836- )

U.S. Census Warren, Marion County, IN 1880 
  9 Feb 2018

 
  9 Feb 2018
James Harrison Thomas (1836- )
James Harrison Thomas (1836- )

U.S. Census Warren, Marion County, IN 1870 
  9 Feb 2018
Hessie F. Thomas (1883- )
Hessie F. Thomas (1883- )

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1940 
  9 Feb 2018
William S. Thomas (1805-1895)
William S. Thomas (1805-1895)

U.S. Census Lawrence, Marion County, IN 1860:

"William Thomas, age 54 b. Abt. 1806 Kentucky, farmer real estate owned $2720 other property $827, wife Polly, age 50 b. Abt. 1810 Canada; six children b. Indiana: James H. 24 master carpenter, John C. 20 farm laborer, Isaac 18 painter, William H. 16 farm laborer, Sarah 14, Mary 12." 
  9 Feb 2018
William S. Thomas (1805-1895)
William S. Thomas (1805-1895)

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

"William S. Thomas, age 65 b. Abt. 1805 Kentucky, farmer real estate owned $2000 other property $60, wife Mary, age 61 b. Abt. 1809 Canada; two children b. Indiana: Mary M. 21, Clara E. 8." 
  8 Feb 2018
William S. Thomas (1805-1895)
William S. Thomas (1805-1895)

U.S. Census Lawrence, Marion County, IN 1850:

"William Thomas, age 45 b. Abt. 1805 Kentucky, farmer, wife Mary, age 40 b. Abt. 1810 Virginia; nine children b. Indiana: Elizabeth 18, Nancy 16, James 14, Oliver 11, John 10, Isaac 8, Harvey 6, Sarah 4, Mariah 2." 
  8 Feb 2018
William Lewis Butler (1876-1964) & Mary Elizabeth Pickle (1855-1949)
William Lewis Butler (1876-1964) & Mary Elizabeth Pickle (1855-1949)

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1930 
  4 Feb 2018
William Lewis Butler (1876-1964)
William Lewis Butler (1876-1964)

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1920 
  4 Feb 2018
Thomas Lewis Butler (1876-1964)
Thomas Lewis Butler (1876-1964)

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1940 
  4 Feb 2018
Caleb Louis Thomas (1821-1876)
Caleb Louis Thomas (1821-1876)


U.S. Census Center North Part, Marion County, IN 1860 
  4 Feb 2018
John Shaw Thomas (1796-1834)
John Shaw Thomas (1796-1834)

U.S. Census District 2, Nicholas County, KY 1850:

"John Thomas, age 49 b. Abt. 1801 Kentucky, landlord; real estate owned $1000; four children b. Kentucky: Francis M. 22 cabinetmaker, Sarelda 19, John J. 10, Elizabeth M. 8. Also in the household: Maria Parks, age 43 b. Abt. 1807 Kentucky."

"History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington 1889," v. II

". . . When he [John Mitchelltree Thomas] was four years old [1833], his parents moved to Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, where his FATHER died a year later. . . ."

Actually, John Shaw Thomas was enumerated in 1850 in Nicholas County, KY.  
  4 Feb 2018
Caleb Louis Thomas (1821-1876)
Caleb Louis Thomas (1821-1876)

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1850 
  4 Feb 2018
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." 
  2 Feb 2018
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." 
  2 Feb 2018
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." 
  2 Feb 2018
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." 
  2 Feb 2018
John Miller Thomas (1844-1924)
John Miller Thomas (1844-1924)

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." 
  31 Jan 2018
Edward Charles Thomas (1815-1875) & George Fendley (1800-1865) Families
Edward Charles Thomas (1815-1875) & George Fendley (1800-1865) Families

U.S. Census Perry, Marion County, IN 1860:

The Edward Charles Thomas family, including John Miller Thomas age 16, and George Fendley (spelled Findley) family, including Lucy Sarah Finley age 17, were separated by two Kelly family households. John married Lucy in 1868. 
  31 Jan 2018
John Miller Thomas (1844-1924)
John Miller Thomas (1844-1924)

U.S. Census Center Township, Indianapolis, Marion, IN 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
 
  30 Jan 2018
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." 
  30 Jan 2018
Theodore Raymond Schlapp (1881-1960)
Theodore Raymond Schlapp (1881-1960)

U.S. Census Ward 1, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH 1920:

"Theodore R. Schlapp, age 39 b. Abt. 1881 Ohio, father b. Germany mother b. France, pipe fitter-ship yard, wife Maggie, age 39 b. Abt. 1881 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two children b. Indiana: Ruth 10, James O. 9; nephew, son of Savilla Thomas: Harold Burke, age 18 b. Abt. 1902 Indiana parents b. Indiana, apprentice-Blowes Co."

(In 1920, Maggie's brother, Ora Albert Thomas (ID# I462261) & family were living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH. Both Theodore & Ora were working as pipe fitters in a shipyard.) 
  29 Jan 2018
Theodore Raymond Schlapp (1881-1960)
Theodore Raymond Schlapp (1881-1960)

U.S. Census Inglewood, Los Angeles County, CA 1940:

"Theodore R. Schlapp, age 57 b. Abt. 1883 Ohio, education: 4 yrs, residence in 1935: San Pedro, CA, stevedore-longshoreman, wife Nettie N., age 60 b. Abt. 1880 Illinois." 
  29 Jan 2018
Theodore Raymond Schlapp (1881-1960)
Theodore Raymond Schlapp (1881-1960)

U.S. Census, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, CA 1930:

"Theodore Schlapp, age 48 b. Abt. 1882 Ohio, father b. Germany mother b. Missouri, stevedore, age at first marriage: 23, wife Nettie, age 50 b. Abt. 1880 Illinois, father b. Canada mother b. Massachusetts." 
  29 Jan 2018
Elmer L. Volderaur (1880-1904)
Elmer L. Volderaur (1880-1904)

U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1900:

"Elmer Volderauer, age 19 b. Jun 1880 Indiana, father b. Pennsylvania mother b. Illinois, rip sawyer-meat packing, m. 1899 wife Madge, age 20 b. Apr 1880 Indiana parents b. Indiana." 
  29 Jan 2018
John Mitchelltree Thomas (1829-1911)
John Mitchelltree Thomas (1829-1911)

U.S. Census King County, WA 1900 
  28 Jan 2018
Thomas N. Thomas (1807-1861)
Thomas N. Thomas (1807-1861)

U.S. Census, Perry, Marion County, In 1850:

"Thomas N. Thomas, age 38 b. Abt. 1812 Kentucky, carpenter real estate owned $1000, wife Eliza, age 39 b. Abt. 1811 Kentucky; six children b. Indiana: Edward 14, Benjamin 12, Elizabeth 10, John S. 7, Oliver H. 5, Sarah T. 1." 
  28 Jan 2018
Sanford Henry Thomas (1893-1966)
Sanford Henry Thomas (1893-1966)

U.S. Census Chicago, Cook County, IL 1940:

The Tonty Hotel, South State St, 39 guests, all male, mostly unskilled, includes,

"Pete Thomas, age 48 b. Abt. 1892 Indiana, education: 8 yrs, residence in 1935: same place, porter-horse bookmaker, worked 20 weeks; seeking work-34 weeks, single." 
  28 Jan 2018
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." 
  28 Jan 2018
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)

U.S. Census Center Township, Marion, IN 1920:

"Louis J. Culmann age 44 b. Abt. 1876 Indiana, parents b. Germany, baker-owns shop; wife Mamie K., age 33 b. Abt. 1887 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two children b. Indiana: John L. age 10, Louis C. age 1 2/12." 
  28 Jan 2018
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)

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

"Louis Culmann, age 53 b. Abt. 1877 Indiana, parents b. Germany, baker-owns shop, wife Mamie, age 43 b. Abt. 1887 Indiana parents b. Indiana; two sons b. Indiana: John 21, Louis 11; servant: Sarah Green 79." 
  28 Jan 2018
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1962)

U.S. Census Ward 3, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1900:

"Son: Louis Culmann, age 23 b. Jul 1876 Indiana, baker, single," in the household of his parents: "John Culmann, age 55 b. Aug 1844, wife Maggie, age 48 b. Mar 1852."


U.S. Census Ward 3, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1910:

"Louis Culmann, age 33 b. Abt. 1877 Indiana, parents b. Germany, owns bakery 1212 North Senate Ave, wife Mamie, age 23 b. Abt. 1887 Indiana parents b. Indiana; one son b. Indiana: John newborn." 
  28 Jan 2018
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1972), John Louis Culmann (1910-1971), & Louis Charles Culmann (1918-1997)
Louis Jacob Culmann (1876-1972), John Louis Culmann (1910-1971), & Louis Charles Culmann (1918-1997)

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

"John L. Culmone [Culmann], age 30 b. Abt. 1910 Indiana, residence in 1935: Indianapolis, IN, education: 11 yrs, salesman-department store, wife Lelia, age 27 b. Abt. 1913 Indiana, education: 9 yrs; one daughter b. Indiana: Lois Jean 5; parents: Louis J. Culmone [Culmann] age 63 b. Abt. 1877 Indian, caretaker education: 8 yrs, wife Manie [Mamie] age 52 b. Abt. 1888 Indiana, saleslady education: 8 yrs; brother: Louis C. Culmone [Culmann], age 21 b. Abt. 1919 Indiana, education: college 3 yrs, student." 
  27 Jan 2018
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." 
  27 Jan 2018
James W. Byler (1898- ) & Beulah Bernice Thomas (1911-1995)
James W. Byler (1898- ) & Beulah Bernice Thomas (1911-1995)

U.S. Census Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH 1940:

"James Blyler, age 42 b. Abt. 1898 Pennsylvania parents b. Pennsylvania, education: 8 yrs, residence in 1935: same house, driver-city service dept., wife Hazel, age 36 b. Abt. 1894 Indiana, education 6 yrs."

In the same household: "Bernice (Blyler) Holman, daughter age 26 b. Abt. 1914 Indiana, divorced, typist, education: 12 yrs, Caroll Holman 5, Mary L. Holman 3."  
  23 Jan 2018
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.) 
  23 Jan 2018
Addie Davenport (1861-1928), Sanford Henry Thomas (1903-1966), & Robert R. Thomas
Addie Davenport (1861-1928), Sanford Henry Thomas (1903-1966), & Robert R. Thomas

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

"Sanford Thomas, age 26 b. Abt. 1894 Indiana, chauffer--ice cream co. and Robert R. Thomas, age 18 b. Abt. 1902 Indiana, repairman-automobile," in the household of their mother, "Addie Thomas, age 59 b. Abt. 1861 Indiana, father b. England mother b. Kentucky, widow no occupation, renter." Two lodgers also in the household: "Harris Facemire, age 32 salesman-drug store & Bernard F. Walton, age 34 post office clerk." All in household could "read/write." 
  22 Jan 2018

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree   Last Modified 
I14002 
Thomas, Elias Nelson 
b. 18 Dec 1855  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23263 
Wolf, Glenn Harold 
b. 2 Sep 1900  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23264 
Dickenson, Minnie 
b. 9 Sep 1900  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38921 
Milburn, Leona 
b. Abt. 1905  Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38922 
Milburn, Albert G. 
b. 6 Feb 1907  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23262 
Unknown, Ruth 
b. Abt. 1905  Kentucky, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23261 
Hollingsworth, William E. 
b. 20 Sep 1906  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38923 
Milburn, Mary Belle 
b. 11 Jan1909  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38924 
Milburn, James Thomas Gordon 
b. 26 Dec 1911  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23260 
Hyatt, Rita Margaret Ellen 
b. Abt. 1911  Canada  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23259 
Milburn, Unknown 
   Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23258 
Osborne, Kenneth Alton 
b. 4 Feb 1907  Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23256 
Harness, Rosemary Sue 
b. 15 Nov 1908  Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23257 
Milburn, Jean Alberta 
b. 7 Dec 1929  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38914 
Thomas, Wanda Estell 
b. 14 Jul 1911  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38915 
Thomas, Helen Louise 
b. 12 Sep 1915  Edgewood, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38913 
Fritts, Goldie 
b. 4 Aug 1894  Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I14016 
Thomas, Omer 
b. 23 Mar 1891  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I38916 
Thomas, Omer Albert 
b. 5 Jun 1921  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 18 Feb 2018
I23255 
Call, Marcella L. 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23254 
DeMaris, Ray James 
b. 13 Dec 1900   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I38917 
Stark, Otto George 
b. 26 Aug 1909  Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I41813 
Wratten, Austin Virgil 
b. 21 Jul 1918  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23251 
Robling, Bertha F. 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23250 
Wratten, Harry A. 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23239 
Hamilton, John 
b. 25 Aug 1914  Clay County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I41837 
Fendley, Henriatte Alois 
b. 24 Feb 1924  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23245 
McAninch, Diane 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23248 
Krackenberger 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23244 
McAninch, Janice 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23247 
Joyce 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23241 
McAninch, Donald 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23243 
McAninch, John 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23242 
McAninch, Robert 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I23238 
McAninch, Harvey E. 
   Complete 17 Feb 2018
I41838 
Fendley, Donald Everett 
b. 10 Sep 1925  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I41839 
Fendley, Dorothy Lea 
b. 3 May 1915  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I43573 
Eitel, Eugene Edward 
b. 13 Mar 1912  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 17 Feb 2018
I43779 
Colvin, John A. 
b. Oct 1872  Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 16 Feb 2018
I43778 
Colvin, Alexander 
b. Feb 1844  Ohio, U.S.A.  Complete 16 Feb 2018
I14003 
Thomas, Mary A. E. 
b. Abt. 1848  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 16 Feb 2018
I13259 
Thomas, John Miller 
b. 5 Feb 1844  Perry, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 16 Feb 2018
I12949 
Thomas, Robert Vernon 
b. 05 Oct 1894  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA  Complete 16 Feb 2018
I14051 
Thomas, Lelia Dawn 
b. 17 Nov 1922  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A.  Complete 14 Feb 2018
I23233 
Buser, Unknown 
   Complete 14 Feb 2018
I22259 
Thomas, Lydia 
b. 5 Aug 2011  Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, U.S.A.  Complete 14 Feb 2018
I22258 
Thomas, Liam 
b. 27 Oct 2008  Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, U.S.A.  Complete 14 Feb 2018
I16718 
Freyman, Mary Jane 
b. 6 Jun 1921  Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, U.S.A.  Complete 14 Feb 2018
I13969 
Thomas, Charles Keller 
b. 03 Mar 1920  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA  Complete 14 Feb 2018
I23231 
Adams, Unknown 
   Complete 14 Feb 2018

Families
                                                  
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree   Last Modified 
 F8879 
 I23263  Glenn Harold Wolf  I23264  Minnie Dickenson  9 Sep 1918  Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8878 
 I23263  Glenn Harold Wolf  I38921  Leona Milburn    Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8877 
 I38922  Albert G. Milburn  I23262  Ruth Unknown    Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8876 
 I23261  William E. Hollingsworth  I38923  Mary Belle Milburn  14 Jul 1928  Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8875 
 I38924  James Thomas Gordon Milburn  I23260  Rita Margaret Ellen Hyatt  16 Sep 1940  Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8873 
 I38924  James Thomas Gordon Milburn  I23256  Rosemary Sue Harness  Jan 1930  Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8874 
 I23258  Kenneth Alton Osborne  I23256  Rosemary Sue Harness  13 Aug 1949  Complete 18 Feb 2018
 F8872 
 I38916  Omer Albert Thomas  I23255  Marcella L. Call    Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F18043238 
 I14016  Omer Thomas  I38913  Goldie Fritts  4 Dec 1910  Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F8869 
 I23254  Ray James DeMaris  I38915  Helen Louise Thomas    Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F18043239 
 I38917  Otto George Stark  I38914  Wanda Estell Thomas  3 Jun 1929  Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F8867 
 I23250  Harry A. Wratten  I23251  Bertha F. Robling    Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F8861 
 I23238  Harvey E. McAninch  I41837  Henriatte Alois Fendley  Abt. 1941  Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F8862 
 I23239  John Hamilton  I41837  Henriatte Alois Fendley    Complete 17 Feb 2018
 F18044879 
 I43779  John A. Colvin  I43781  Josephine Lombard  25 Dec1895  Complete 16 Feb 2018
 F18044878 
 I43778  Alexander Colvin  I14003  Mary A. E. Thomas  11 Jan 1871  Complete 16 Feb 2018
 F8858 
 I23233  Unknown Buser  I14051  Lelia Dawn Thomas    Complete 14 Feb 2018
 F6868 
 I13969  Charles Keller Thomas  I16718  Mary Jane Freyman  20 Apr 1946  Complete 14 Feb 2018
 F8826 
 I23231  Unknown Adams  I13968  Florence Marion Thomas    Complete 14 Feb 2018
 F8818 
 I23226  Mason Wayne Thomas  I23227  Ami J. Van Dyke  18 Apr 2000  Complete 14 Feb 2018
 F8819 
 I23226  Mason Wayne Thomas  I23228  Sophia Giovann Desiderio  11 Mar 1983  Complete 13 Feb 2018
 F8817 
 I23224  Harry Hilgenberg  I23225  Margaret Alice Ferguson    Complete 13 Feb 2018
 F8815 
 I23220  Samuel William Ellison  I23221  Grace Martha Riley    Complete 13 Feb 2018
 F5771 
 I12952  Owen Zack Thomas  I12956  India Marie Orrell  16 Nov 1945  Complete 11 Feb 2018
 F18043342 
 I39234  Woodrow William West  I39235  Mary Ida Steele  22 Jul 1939  Complete 11 Feb 2018
 F8810 
 I23213  John W. Steele  I23214  Jane Keller    Complete 11 Feb 2018
 F8401 
 I16218  Donnie O'Niel Thomas  I21891  Eugenia Rae Moure  17 May 1953  Complete 11 Feb 2018
 F18043355 
 I12952  Owen Zack Thomas  I39235  Mary Ida Steele  11 Feb 1908  Complete 11 Feb 2018
 F8809 
 I23205  Col. Harry Thomas Baker  I23211  Unknown    Complete 10 Feb 2018
 F8807 
 I23205  Col. Harry Thomas Baker  I23208  Carrie Elizabeth Burge  Abt. 1947  Complete 10 Feb 2018
 F8808 
 I23209  Lawrence Burge  I23210  Blanche Irene Shaw    Complete 10 Feb 2018
 F8806 
 I23206  William Hambleton Baker  I23207  Sarah Caroline Boyes    Complete 10 Feb 2018
 F8805 
 I23203  Albert I. Baker  I14022  Ethel Thomas  19 Oct 1899  Complete 9 Feb 2018
 F8804 
 I23202  Henry Franklin Gerstley  I23201  Hessie F. Thomas  4 Apr 1906  Complete 9 Feb 2018
 F6141 
 I13275  James Harrison Thomas  I13914  Maria Jane Merriman  Bef. 1879  Complete 8 Feb 2018
 F18043338 
 I39223  Allen F. Haffield  I13195  Mary M. Thomas  30 Sep 1879  Complete 8 Feb 2018
 F8803 
 I23199  Joseph Haffield  I23200  Polly Unknown    Complete 8 Feb 2018
 F8802 
 I23198  William Lewis Butler  I23075  Grace Belle Thomas  24 Dec 1915  Complete 4 Feb 2018
 F18044836 
 I43617  Caleb Louis Thomas  I43647  Germima Van Blaricum  7 Feb 1848  Complete 4 Feb 2018
 F8801 
 I43649  Zachariah T. Thomas  I23192  Elizaabeth Davis  20 Apr 1873  Complete 4 Feb 2018
 F8798 
 I23184  Henry Addison Harris  I23185  Phyllis Arrol    Complete 30 Jan 2018
 F18044871 
 I43759  Henry Addison Harris  I43764  Lucy M. Thatcher    Complete 30 Jan 2018
 F18044445 
 I42524  Albert Hal Jeske  I42529  Sue E. Wisniewski    Complete 29 Jan 2018
 F7819 
 I13521  John Louis Culmann  I19648  Alma Elaine Eirkmeier  14 Jan 1950  Complete 29 Jan 2018
 F8797 
 I23183  Unknown Bridwell  I19648  Alma Elaine Eirkmeier    Complete 29 Jan 2018
 F8796 
 I23181  Unknown Stone  I16343  Sharon Lea Wilson    Complete 27 Jan 2018
 F8795 
 I23179  Carl L. Shaffer  I23180  Eunice Rule    Complete 27 Jan 2018
 F8793 
 I23176  Ernest E. Koslasky  I23171  Marylou Hazel Holman  Abt. 1956  Complete 25 Jan 2018
 F8789 
 I23168  Frederick Van Holman  I12934  Beulah Bernice Thomas  9 Dec 1933  Complete 23 Jan 2018
 F18042321 
 I16286  Vernon A. Blessing  I37185  Evelyne Maud Huff  22 Mar 1924  Complete 23 Jan 2018