born in Dover, NH to John Hough and Laura Young(both born in England). His brother George H Hough of Grand Rapids, MI signed his death certificate. Death was due to cancer of prostate. He married Abby Francis Hall who was born in RI but moved to Malden, MA as a child - daughter of Horatio Hall and Elizabeth Pinder. The couple resided in Malden and had no children. Thomas was a machinist, owned a sewing machine company and was the chief of the Malden Fire Department (he also held many other roles at the fire department) and the president of a mining company. He was a Knight Templar Mason.
Abby and Thomas were very close with their nephew Charles Milton Hall.