|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1875|
|Death: ||May 31, 1948|
John Henry Thomas was my grandfather. I never met him, but knew him through relatives who had met him.
John Henry was the son of Calvin Thomas and Elizabeth (Foster) Thomas. He had 3 brothers: Issac, Finn, Marsh; 3 sisters: Winnie, Nancy, Sally.
He married Minda (Foster) Thomas and together they had ten children: Cordelia, Elizabeth, Rilda, Gletha, Charlie, Willie, Calvin, Sylvester, Issac, and James. Charlie and Willie died at young ages.
In 1917, Minda preceded him in death.
John Henry married Minnie LeVernie Smith on July 12, 1922. Together, they had four sons: Gabriel, Aaron, Cleophia, and Joseph. Joseph died as an infant.
John Henry died May 31, 1948 not 1945 as his tombstone reads.
As of 2012, John Henry had two remaining sons: Gabriel Thomas of Knoxville, Tennessee and Cleophia Thomas of Roseburg, Oregon. All of his other children have passed away and are buried in either Tennessee or Oregon.
John Henry has many grand and great grandchildren in Tennessee as well as several in Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, and Canada.
Scott County News, June 4, 1948
THOMAS, JOHN HENRY died 31 May 1948 Comment
THOMAS, JOHN HENRY – aged 73, died at his home on Route 3, Oneida last Monday, May 31. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie Smith Thomas, and a number of children and other relatives. Funeral services at Smith cemetery Wednesday, June 2, with Rev. Leland Thomas and General Cal Phillips officiating. Interment in Smith cemetery with Hickman in charge. (Source: The Scott County News, 4 Jun 1948, p8)
Calvin Thomas (1848 - ____)
Elizabeth Foster Thomas (1851 - ____)
Menda Jane Foster Thomas (1872 - 1917)
Minnie LaVerne Smith Kidd (1901 - 1999)*
Cordelia Thomas Cecil (1897 - 1982)*
Glitha Thomas Cecil (1901 - 1921)*
Sylvester Thomas (1901 - 1967)*
Lizzie Thomas West Davidson (1903 - 1988)*
Rilda Thomas Burke (1907 - 1995)*
Calvin Thomas (1908 - 1917)*
Isaac Thomas (1910 - 1974)*
Charlie Thomas (1912 - 1915)*
Willie Thomas (1915 - 1916)*
James Z Thomas (1916 - 1994)*
Aaron Thomas (1931 - 1996)*
Cleophia Thomas (1934 - 2015)*
Joseph Thomas (1936 - 1936)*
John Henry Thomas (1875 - 1948)
Sally Smith (1888 - 1967)**
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Dec 29, 2004
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