He was the son of James Hiram Thomas and Mary McDougal, and the grandson of Hiram Peters Thomas and Mary Nancy Gilman Thomas all of whom resided in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. James H Thomas, Sr. was born in Granville, Ohio in 1852 and died in St. Paul, MN 25 Mar 1939.
James homesteaded in Mortlach, Saskatchewan, CAN. He and Lyla married there around 1916. They returned to the states in Jul of 1923 coming in through the port of Seattle from Victoria, B.C. They were living in Alameda, CA in 1930 and divorced before 1940. James remarried after 1940 to someone named Lylan, and was living in Felton when he passed away.
From his obituary:
Private inurnment in I.O.O.F. Crematory.
Removed to Mountain View Cemetery.
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