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Ben Thomas
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1888
Grenada County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1958
Galveston
Galveston County
Texas, USA

Ben Thomas was born in Vadin, Mississippi, on November 10, 1888. On September 9, 1910, he married Sarah Leona Timbs. They had a son, Bennie Alvis (Bo) in 1911. In 1913 Leona died along with her baby in childbirth. After Sarah's death he married Dezinita Lula Standard. They had two children while living in Mississippi, Emmitt Albert in 1917 and Bessie Lou in 1918. While those children were still young, Ben and Lula moved to Texas, settling in Cherokee County. There three other children were born, Mildred Inez in 1921, Bennie Gee in 1922 and Sybil Erlene in 1924. They also had one child who died at birth in 1925. Ben was a farmer in the community around Forest and Alto where he reared his family. Lula died in 1938 after a lengthy illness. At the time of his death, Ben was residing in Ratcliff, Texas. He was survived by two sisters, Effie Petty of Forest and Mattie Petty of Jackson, Mississippi; two brothers, George Thomas of Lufkin and Drew Thomas of Angleton; three daughters, Erlene Einkauf of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Mildred Vaculik of Sugar Land, and Bessie Lou McKinney of the Plain Community; three sons, Emmitt Thomas and Bennie Gee Thomas of Dickinson and Bennie Alvis Thomas of Rusk; and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Barsola Baptist Church near Alto. Pallbearers were Roe Turner, Henry Dowdy, Jim Vest, Coy Smith, C. B. Broach and Kenneth Petty. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alexander Thomas (1858 - 1929)
  Mary Jane McCain Thomas (1863 - 1895)
 
 Spouses:
  Dezinita Lula Standard Thomas (1888 - 1938)*
  Sarah Leona Timbs Thomas (1890 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Bennie Alvis Thomas (1911 - 1966)*
  Infant Thomas (1913 - 1913)*
  Emmitt Albert Thomas (1917 - 1960)*
  Bessie Lou Thomas McKinney (1918 - 2005)*
  Mildred Inez Thomas Vaculik (1921 - 2010)*
  Bennie Gee Thomas (1922 - 1977)*
  Infant Thomas (1925 - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  Effie Cordelia Thomas Petty (1886 - 1973)*
  Ben Thomas (1888 - 1958)
  Mattie O. Thomas Petty (1889 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arnold Cemetery
Forest
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Brenda Ashford
Originally Created by: Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75962144
Ben Thomas
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Ben Thomas
Added by: Brenda Ashford
 
Ben Thomas
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- Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013

- Tricia the Spirit Chaser
 Added: Jul. 15, 2012
 
 
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