Obituaries - Thomas
THOMAS, HELEN “NELLIE”
(daughter of JOSEPH and MARTHA THOMAS)
d. July 13, 1906
“At the family home in Eckhart Friday evening, July 13, 1906, Miss Helen Thomas, youngest daughter of Joseph B. Thomas, foreman of Hoffman mine of the Consolidation Coal Company. Miss Helen had been seriously ill about four months of a complication of rheumatism and heart trouble. She suffered much, bore pain and the certain prospect of death with a submission which her friends will remember gratefully. She was 24 years old, and beautiful alike in face and character. Her untimely death is, therefore, a topic of sincere regret among a host of friends. Her father, four sisters and a brother survive—Mrs. H.B. Colburn, Mrs. H.S. Ecker, of this place; Mrs. F.E. Metzger, of Lutherville; Mrs. J.A. Taylor and Thomas I., of Eckhart. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the residence; interment in Percy cemetery. Messrs. H.T. Hocking, Samuel Johnson, Ralph Wilson, George G. Jeffries, William Lewis and Glover Cook were the pallbearers. The floral remembrances were beautiful and numerous.” [FMJ 7-21-1906, p. 2]
THOMAS, JAMES B.
(son of JOSEPH and MARTHA THOMAS)
b. September 1871
d. August 30, 1901
a. 29 yrs. 11 ms.
“At his home, Eckhart, Friday morning, August 30, 1901, Mr. James Thomas, son of Joseph B. Thomas, aged 29 years and 11 months. Afflicted with a chronic affection of the heart, he became acutely ill during the week, growing worse until death ensued at 3 o’clock yesterday morning, as stated. He was all his mature life an employee of the Consolidation Coal company, holding acceptably such positions as his strength enabled him to fill. Socially he was not only esteemed but it is not too much to say that he was beloved by the many who knew him. Handsome, amiable and companionable, it is quite certain he left not an enemy in the world. His father, several sisters and a brother survive.” [FMJ 8-31-1901, p. 3]
(son of MORGAN and BARBARA THOMAS)
b. January 8, 1869
d. May 5, 1870
a. 1 yr. 3 mos. 28 dys.
See Morgan Thomas Family Chart in Chapter 5.
(son of JOSEPH and MARTHA THOMAS)
b. June 11, 1884
d. August 14, 1884
a. 2 mos. 3 dys.
See Thomas-Davies Family Chart in Chapter 5.
THOMAS, JOSEPH B.
(husband of MARTHA THOMAS)
b. April 24, 1835
d. August 18, 1915
a. 80 yrs. 3 ms. 25 dys.
“Joseph B. Thomas, aged 80 years, an employee of the Consolidation Coal Company here for half a century and until his illness four weeks ago, the oldest man in their employ, died at his home in Eckhart yesterday afternoon. He was a native of Wales and came to Frostburg in his early manhood. He was foreman of Consolidation Mine No. 3. He was a charter member of the Royal Arcanum Lodge, Frostburg, and a member of the Odd Fellows of Mt. Savage.
Mr. Thomas was the brother of the late James B. Thomas, at the time of his death a number of years ago, superintendent of the Consolidation Coal Company, with residence here. The deceased was a man of sterling character and in the community where he lived for nearly half a century, enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all classes.
He leaves one son, Thos. I. Thomas, Glendale, Va., and four daughters: Mrs. Harry B. Colborn, this place; Mrs. C.E. Metzger, Lutherville, Md.; Mrs. H.F. Ecker, Reading, Pa.; Mrs. James Taylor, this place. All the children were at their father's bedside when the end came.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at three o’clock with services at the house in charge of Rev. Mr. Ecker. Interment will be made in the old Percy cemetery.” [CET 8-19-1915]
This is probably a child of Morgan and Barbara Thomas but we have been unable to confirm it.
THOMAS, MARGARET LEWIS
b. June 13, 1822
d. October 21, 1888
a. 66 yrs. 4 mos. 8 dys.
“Death of an Estimable Lady. This entire community was pained to learn Sunday afternoon of the death at home that day of MRS. MARGARET THOMAS, of this place. Not many knew that she was seriously ill so that the sad intelligence was a shock to the public. Mrs. Thomas had been in poor health for some time previous to the illness which terminated in her death, but the latter was immediately due to a severe cold of only a few days duration. She was the widow of the late James B. Thomas, for many years the resident superintendent of the Consolidation coal company, and a lady whose many domestic virtues had attracted and held general esteem. She was 66 years, 4 months and 8 days old. The funeral took place at her late residence at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev's J. E. Moffatt, of Cumberland, and Alex. C. Haverstick, of this place, conducting the services. The floral offerings were numerous, and the large concourse of friends evidenced the high regard in which she was held by those who had long known her. The deceased was the
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
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Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972