Mar. 6, 1947 Columbia Tuolumne County California, USA
Native of Missouri, Tom worked as a superintendent of an oil claim on Kern County that yielded 400-500 barrels a day. He was an oil promoter in the Los Gatos oil strikes in the early years of the 20th century. Late in life he reopened the Shanghai gold mine in Tuolumne County during the 1930's.