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Daniel S THOMAS
(1834-1911)
Catharina EISENHART
(1841-1865)
Thomas HOCH
(1824-1864)
Esther HEIM
(1823-1915)
Richard Monroe THOMAS
(1861-1926)
Amanda HOCH
(1859-1959)
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William Edgar THOMAS
(1890-1954)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mildred RODENBERGER

2. Ruth Sarah DAVIS

William Edgar THOMAS

  • Born: 22 Jun 1890, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 3 4 5 6
  • Baptized: 11 Jul 1890, St. Johns Reformed Church, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 4
  • Marriage: (1): Mildred RODENBERGER Bet 1914 and 1915 1
  • Marriage: (2): Ruth Sarah DAVIS 24 Oct 1917, Millersburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania 2
  • Died: 23 Aug 1954, Newtown Square (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania at age 64 7
  • Buried: 25 Aug 1954, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 8
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bullet  Baptism Notes:

Sponsors were the parents.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Confirmation, 29 Mar 1907, St. Johns Reformed Church, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 9

Residence: 1003 Mulberry Street, before 1900 until after 1910, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 10

Military Discharge, 14 Jun 1919, Camp Dix, New Jersey. 11 William was a Private in U.S. Army, Hdq Co 345 Field Artillery, and had inducted at the age of 27 (31 May 1918, at Shamokin, Pennsylvania). He was listed as having Brown eyes, Black hair, Buddy complexion and was 5 ft 3 3/4 inches in height. He served with the A.E.F. in France, sailed from the U.S. 22 July 1918, and returned to the U.S. 7 June, 1919.

Census: 1920 U.S., 21 Jan 1920, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 12 Family members were William E., age 29, wife Ruth, age 27, and son Robert, age 1 7/12. William was an Engineer at a stationary. They were renting their home.

Residence: 333 Walnut Street, 21 Jan 1920, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 12

Census: U.S. 1930, 16 Apr 1930, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 1 The household was living in a home they owned, worth $6,000, and they reported having a radio set. Members of the family recorded were William E, head of household, age 39, first married at age 24, worked as a clerk in an office, and was a veteran of the World War [I]; Ruth S., wife, age 38, first married at age 25; Robert, son, age 11, single, attending school; Ben, son, age 10, single, attending school; Evelyn, daughter, age 8, single, attending school; Richard, son, age 6, attending school; Dorthy, daughter, age 4 4/12; Walter, son, age 2 4/12. All were born in Pennsylvania, as well as their parents.

Residence: 135 Third Street, 16 Apr 1930, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 1

Residence: 101 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Aug 1954, Newtown Square (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. 8

Occupation: assembler in the EJ Fuse Unit, High Voltage Switchgear Department, 20 Aug 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 8 He had been employed by General Electric since April, 1944.

Alt. Death, 25 Aug 1954. 13


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William married Mildred RODENBERGER between 1914 and 1915.1 (Mildred RODENBERGER was born on 29 Jan 1895,7 14 died on 11 Aug 1916 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 7 14 and was buried in Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 14.)

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William next married Ruth Sarah DAVIS, daughter of Samuel Winfield DAVIS and Clara SHOPBELL, on 24 Oct 1917 in Millersburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.2 (Ruth Sarah DAVIS was born on 8 Apr 1892 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania,7 15 died on 9 Dec 1980 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 7 15 and was buried on 13 Dec 1980 in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 15.)

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Sources


1 Pennsylvania. Northumberland County, 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, online copy, <http://www.ancestry.com>; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2091, Shamokin, Enumeration District 49-60, Supervisor's District 9, sheet 12A (image 23), line 37, William E Thomas household.

2 Lawrence E Bair, Pastor, Cerificate of Holy Matrimony for William E Thomas and Ruth S Davis (1917, Millersburg, Pennsylvania. (photocopy from Dorthy Thomas)).

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

4 Rev. Hacker, Baptism Certificate for William Edgar Thomas, 11 July, 1890, Shamokin Pennsylvania; photocopy provided by Dorothy Thomas.

5 Pennsylvania. Northumberland County, 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, online copy, <http://www.ancestry.com>; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 1448, Coal Township, Enumeration District 115, Supervisor's District 10, sheet 19B, image 38 of 54, Garfield Precinct, line 47, Richard Thomas household.

6 Richard Monroe Thomas and Amanda Thomas Family Information, The Holy Bible, (Philadelphia: A. J. Holman & Co., 1883). Bible was originally Amanda's, passed down through children to greatgrandson David Thomas, Washington state, Births page.

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

8 William E Thomas Obituary, "W.E. Thomas, HV Employee, Dies," The General Electric News, Switchgear Departments, Vol. 32, August 27, 1954, Philadelphia, page 2.

9 St. Johns Reformed Church, Confirmation Certificate for William Edgar Thomas, (1907) Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; photocopy received from Dorothy Thomas.

10 Pennsylvania. Northumberland County, 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule, online copy, <http://www.ancestry.com>; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1383, Enumeration District 54, Supervisor's District 12, image 53 of 75, Sheet No. 27 A, page 46A, line 43, Richard M Thomas household.

11 U.S. Army, Honorable Discharge from The United States Army for William Edgar Thomas, (1919) U.S. Government Form.

12 Pennsylvania. Northumberland County, 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, on-line version from microfilms, online copy, <http://www.ancestry.com>, National Archives micropublication T625, Roll 1610, Coal Township, Enumeration District 66, Supervisor's District 11, sheet 15B (image 30 of 36).

13 Richard Monroe Thomas and Amanda Thomas Family Information, The Holy Bible, (Philadelphia: A. J. Holman & Co., 1883). Bible was originally Amanda's, passed down through children to greatgrandson David Thomas, Washington state, Deaths page.

14 Joseph A Meiser, Jr and Sarah Roadarmel Meiser, compilers, "A genealogist's guide to burials in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania," Vol 5, Shamokin Cemetery, (Elysburg, Pennsylvania: J.A. Meiser and S.R. Meiser, 1985-1990); microfiche 6100180 (5 fiches), Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 338.

15 Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Remembrance card for Ruth S. Thomas, (1980) Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.


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