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Jack Thomas

North Bend, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Death 24 Mar 1991 (aged 84)
Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Burial Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 61497319 · View Source
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Jack Thomas, b. 2 February 1907, Kentuck Inlet, North Bend, Coos County, Oregon; d. 24 March 1991, Hearthside Nursing Home, Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon; burial 29 March 1991, Kentuck Thomas Cemetery, Kentuck Inlet, Coos County, Oregon. (He is buried in the family cemetery just a few feet up the hill from where he was born.)

Jack was the son of John Paul Thomas and Ida McDonald Thomas; he was married to Catherine Irene "Irene" Meehan Thomas on 17 November 1934, North Bend, Oregon.

Funeral services for Jack Thomas, 84, North Bend, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, 29 March 1991, at North Bend Chapel with Father Patrick Kienan of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at Kentuck Thomas Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel.

He was born 7 February 1907, in North Bend (Kentuck Inlet), and died 24 March 1991, at Coos Bay.

Mr. Thomas had resided in North Bend his entire life. He will be buried at the family cemetery which is the same property he was born. Jack's grandfather, George W. Thomas, moved here from Kentucky and was the original settler on Kentuck Inlet, which was named after him.

Mr. Thomas attended Kentuck School and one of his teachers was Dr. William Horsfall.

He was a member of the Coquille Indian Tribe. He worked for Weyerhaeuser as a log boomer operator, retiring in 1972. He was also a commercial fisherman.

His wife Irene preceded him in death in 1986. Mr. Thomas was one of seven children and of that family only a brother survives him.

Survivors include his son, Joe Thomas of North Bend; brother, Charles Thomas of North Bend; nephew, William Martin of North Bend, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

NOTE: Jack and Irene Thomas adopted 2 daughters of the Siletz Tribe in the 1940's. Theresa had 5 children and she was killed in an auto crash near Bandon, Oregon. Mary had 9 children and is also now deceased. At Mary's funeral, we learned that she was the last full blood Siletz Tribal member.

The above biographical information was provided by Joanne Thomas wife of Joe Thomas and Jack's daughter-in-law, on 11/12/10.

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  • Maintained by: Joanne Thomas
  • Originally Created by: Pam R.
  • Added: 12 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61497319
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Thomas (2 Feb 1907–24 Mar 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61497319, citing Kentuck Thomas Cemetery, Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Joanne Thomas (contributor 47371971) .