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Lillie May Thomas Abston
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1874
Coles County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1951
Mattoon
Coles County
Illinois, USA

The Mattoon Journal Gazette, Monday, Dec. 10, 1951, pg 1 (Coles Co., IL)

Mrs. Lillie May Abston, 77, died of a lingering illness in her home ... today. She had been ill since September. ....

Mrs. Abston was born 3-1/2 miles southwest of Charleston, Nov. 4, 1874, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Thomas. She was married to John A. Dunifer, Dec. 25, 1892, and moved to Mattoon after their marriage. He was killed while working on a railroad in 1906 (sic). She was married to William F. Abston, a carpenter, in October, 1910. He died March 12, 1934.

She is survived by a son, Paul Dunifer of Ogden, Utah, a daughter, Mrs. Clotilde Wood of Burbank, Cal., a stepson, Shelley Abston of Mattoon; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother Charles Thomas of Bloomington; two half-brothers, Arthur Thomas of Charleston and CPO L.N. Thomas of Great Lakes; and a half-sister, Miss Ilota Thomas, who lived with her at home.

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The Charleston Daily Courier, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1951, pg 6, adds that burial will be made in the Mound cemetery in Charleston.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Levi Nelson Thomas (1837 - 1913)
  Catherine Ellen Cassiday Thomas (1840 - 1896)
 
 Spouses:
  John A. Dunifer (1870 - 1908)
  William Farmer Abston (1859 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Bertha Clotilde Dunifer Wood (1894 - 1973)*
  Charles Paul Dunifer (1902 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  John S. Thomas (1866 - 1918)*
  Robert W. Thomas (1869 - 1896)*
  Charles Wesley Thomas (1872 - 1960)*
  Lillie May Thomas Abston (1874 - 1951)
  Orie Alma Thomas (1877 - 1896)*
  Arthur Thomas (1901 - 1972)**
  ILota Thomas Kelly (1903 - 1974)**
  Lewis N. Thomas (1908 - 1992)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mound Cemetery
Charleston
Coles County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Ruby
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
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Lillie May <i>Thomas</i> Abston
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Lillie May <i>Thomas</i> Abston
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Lillie May <i>Thomas</i> Abston
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