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Robert Samuel "Sam" Thomas
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1878
North Cove
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1950
Callahan County
Texas, USA

R. S. Thomas, Clyde, Dies Tuesday
Funeral services for Robert Samuel Thomas, 71, were held at Clyde Baptist Church at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. W. C. Deavers, pastor, officiated, and burial was in Ross Cemetery here, directed by Wylie Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas died in Callahan County Hospital at 5 p.m. Tuesday after suffering a heart attack early Thursday morning. He had been in the hospital since Thursday of last week. A resident of Clyde for seven years, he had moved in 1943 to a farm just east of town. His home was partially destroyed by the tornado which struck Clyde April 28th. Born in 1878 in North Carolina, he moved to Tennessee while a young man. There he married Essie Jane Wilson. They came to Texas where he farmed in Erath county before coming to Abilene in 1934. He also farmed at Elmdale. He was married a second time - to Lavada Wilbanks of Abilene - following the death of his first wife. Mr. Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church at Clyde. Survivors besides the widow, include four sons, Floyd and Charles of Abilene, Jimmy of Ft. Worth, Ed of Munday, and six daughters, Mrs. Alice Reynolds of Ft, Worth, Mrs. Dora Taylor of Littlefield, Mrs. Lora Bell Helscher and Mrs. Mary Simpson of Tulsa, Mrs. Lillian Conner of Abilene, and Mrs. David Sherrod of Vancouver, Wash. Pallbearers were Earl Slater, A. Petty, Von Ray McClure, Harry Steen, M. E. Jolly and Alex Barton. Source: The Baird Star, Published June 30, 1950.

Note: Robert Samuel Thomas was married once before he married Essie Jane Wilson. He had a son, Nathan Thomas, by his first wife. Nathan was born in Madison Co. NC. Robert Samuel actually married Essie Jane Wilson in Yancey Co. NC...not TN. I have a copy of his marriage document. Robert Samuel and Essie Jane had a son who was born 1922 and died 1927. His name is Ralph and he is buried beside of his mother. Not mentioned in the obituary is George b. TN and William Emmett b. TX who died at a young age.
Family links: 
  James Carter Thomas (1845 - 1917)
  Martha Sellers (1845 - 1923)
  Essie Jane Wilson Thomas (1888 - 1929)
  William Floyd Thomas (1909 - 1978)*
  Dora Mae Thomas Taylor (1912 - 1967)*
  James Mack Thomas (1913 - 1970)*
  Ed Willis Thomas (1918 - 1987)*
  Charles Ray Thomas (1929 - 2015)*
  Mary E Thomas (1869 - 1924)*
  William Emmett Thomas (1871 - 1949)*
  Joseph Elijah Thomas (1872 - 1943)*
  Robert Samuel Thomas (1878 - 1950)
*Calculated relationship
Ross Cemetery
Callahan County
Texas, USA
Created by: Suzy Crews
Record added: Dec 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62509850
Robert Samuel Sam Thomas
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- Suzy Crews
 Added: Dec. 3, 2010

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