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Charles Thomas, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1866
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1949
Champaign
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

OBITUARY:

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, October 27, 1949


Thomas Rites Will Be Held Saturday

Charles Thomas, 83, retired railroad employe died at 2 a.m., Thursday at his home, 195 South Grossback drive, Urbana, following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Renner funeral home. Reverend R.T. Hickerson, pastor of the Webber Street Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Thomas was a son of the late John pastor Margaret Jane McCann Thomas. He was born in Somer township, March 6 1866. He spent his early life farming in Shelby, Neb., Haward, S.D., Tolono and Troy Grove, Illinois.

After retiring from the railroad he spent several years as custodian of the First National bank building in Urbana.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Thomas and seven children; Charles Thomas, California; Mrs. Gladys Fruzan, Champaign; Kenneth Thomas, Urbana, Robert Thomas, California; Harold Thomas and Mrs. Dorothy Grindley, Urbana; and Margaret Thomas at home. There are also six grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were married in Ottawa on May 8 1908. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Thomas (1822 - 1892)
  Margaret Jane McCann Thomas (1831 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy May Hammell Thomas (1890 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  Gladys C. Thomas Fruzen (1909 - 1991)*
  Kenneth Keith Thomas (1913 - 2010)*
  Mary Margaret Thomas (1923 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Thomas Crane (1850 - 1904)*
  William Leander Thomas (1851 - 1859)*
  Josephine Thomas Gwinn (1853 - 1876)*
  Harriet Ann Thomas Funkhouser (1855 - 1940)*
  George Perry Thomas (1857 - 1900)*
  Mary Ellen Thomas McCoy (1861 - 1942)*
  John Elmer Thomas (1861 - 1934)*
  Virginia Alice Thomas Brownfield (1863 - 1944)*
  Charles Thomas (1866 - 1949)
  Martha W. Thomas Clark (1869 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Lawn Cemetery
Urbana
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Record added: Jul 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28014262
Charles Thomas, Sr
Added by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
 
Charles Thomas, Sr
Added by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
 
Charles Thomas, Sr
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Rest in peace Great Grand-uncle
- Jeannine (Booton) Hall
 Added: Jul. 3, 2008
 
 
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