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Richard Monroe THOMAS
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Samuel Winfield DAVIS
William Edgar THOMAS
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Richard Davis THOMAS


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Richard Davis THOMAS 2

  • Born: 3 Jan 1924, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 2 3
  • Baptized: Salem Reformed Church, Shamokin, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 4
  • Marriage: Anna Mae MUMMERT 26 Jan 1952, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania 1
  • Died: 24 Jul 1967, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania at age 43 3 5
  • Buried: 27 Jul 1967, Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania 5

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Graduation: Littlestown High School, 28 May 1941, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Occupation, 1952-1967, Pennsylvania. High School teacher (chemistry, math, earth science) at Littlestown Area High School, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and Milton S. Hershey High School, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Military Service: U.S. Army's 65th Armored Infantry Battalion, 20th Division, 30 Nov 1942-3 Feb 1946. 6 7 He was a Radio Operator after completing 14 weeks of Radio School in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was in central Europe between 18 February 1945, and 28 July 1945, during the closing months of World War II. Had the war with Japan continued, the Division was expected to head to the Pacific Theatre. He was decorated with a Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, each with 1 Bronze Star, and a Victory Medal.

Residence: 925 Bedford Avenue, 1952, Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. 8

Residence: 154 E. King Street, 1942, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania. 6

Residence: 2708 Conestoga Terrace, 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6

Organizations: Kappa Phi Kappa (Professional Education Fraternity), 1950. 9 He also served on the consisteries of Redeemer's Reformed Church, Littlestown, PA, and then Trinity United Church of Christ, Palmyra, PA, during the 1960s. He was also a Sunday School teacher during this timeframe, and served as the Sunday School Superintendent at Trinity Church at the time of his death. Richard also was active with Boy Scout Troop 56 in Palmyra, PA during the 1960s, serving on the Troop Committee.

Graduation: Gettysburg College, 1953, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. 8 He received his bachelor's degree, with a major iin chemistry, and had transferred to the school from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Graduation: The Pennsylvania State University, 1958, State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He received his Master's degree in education.

Residence, 1952-1963, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Although, he lived in State College, Pennsylvania, during 1957-1958 while attended The Pennsylvania State University. In 1963 he moved to Palmyra, Pennsylvania, where he lived until his death.


Richard married Anna Mae MUMMERT, daughter of Ira Milton MUMMERT and Esther May GOTWALT, on 26 Jan 1952 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania.1 (Anna Mae MUMMERT was born on 4 Dec 1927 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania,10 11 died on 14 Jan 1998 in Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 10 and was buried on 19 Jan 1998 in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania 10.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married by Rev. Paul Levi Faulk. Witnessed by Robert E Thomas, Elmer B. Thomas (brothers of groom), and Helen L. Huff (friend of bride).

Honeymooned in Washington, D.C. 1



1 Family data, Richard and Anna Thomas Family Bible, The Holy Bible, Family Heritage Edition, (New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1947), Family Register section, Marriage Page.

2 Richard Davis Thomas, Certification of Birth, File No. 0168260-1924, (1924), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health, Vital Records.

3, Social Security Death Index Search Results, <> (5 Mar 2000), Entry for Thomas, Richard.

4 Letter from Dorothy Thomas to her nephew, Richard D. Thomas, Jr., Various Thomas family information, 2000, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

5 Richard D Thomas, Certificate of Death, File No. 066900-67 (1967), Department of Health, Vital Statistics, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

6 Richard D Thomas, Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Army of the United States, (3 February 1946), Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania.

7 Home Site of the 20th Armored Division Association (

8 Gettysburg College, Spectrum (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: 1952), 59.

9 Certificate of Initiation, Kappa Phi Kappa, Epsilon Chapter (8 Nov 1950, member number 501).

10 Anna M Heim, Certificate of Death, No. 4723666, 1998, Department of Heath, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

11 Anna Mae Mummert, Report of Separation from the Armed Forces of the United States, 1951, U.S. Navy.

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