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    Kate DUNNING

    Female 1857 - 1931  (73 years)


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    • Name Kate DUNNING 
      Born 21 Jun 1857  near Mound City, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Female 
      Died 16 May 1931  Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Notes 
      • According to Uncle John Wolfe, there were 10 or 12 Thomas graves of children in the cemetery at Indianola, Nebraska. He also says, Grandmother praticed abortion. When dying she asked Mother, "Do you think I will go to heaven? " This would be confirmed by the 1900 census where Kate said that she had 11 births, three living.
      • Ina Mae Wolfe remembers that when she was very young and the family went to Indianola for Grandma Kate Dunning Thomas's funeral, Ina broke out in a terrible rash. Grandpa Bob Thomas took her around the yard asking finding out exactly what
        plants she had touched while she was out in the yard. It turned out that she had been bitten by bedbugs instead. Because of the rash, Ina was sent over to stay with Mary, the former foster child of Bob and Kate Thomas and so missed the
        funeral.
      • "My first view of Indianola was the 25th of April '78 (1878). It was a very nice looking clean, little place-- a store, drug store, court house, a small little school house, a hotel, and a small dwelling house or two. A buffalo cow laarriated
        out east of the town some little ways was a novel one to us at least.
      • While the size of the town was not so ________ as we had grown up in Nebraska and had seen the small places grow along with us and sure Indianola had grown. New settlers coming in the fall and the coming of the railroad made things go fast but
        we must remember the school, church and Sunday school was already well laid out and the people and children as well was glad to have those things that they were well attended by those in or living near here, I sometimes think better then than
        now. The added thought is to think of so many of the glad hands extended to the new comers here who have gone to the last home. While gone they are not forgotten. Now looking at the churches and nice homes and trees you have to stop and think,
        has all this been done since you first saw Indianola." Kate Dunning Thomas
      Person ID I20  Maykoski and Lewis
      Last Modified 13 Jan 2008 

      Father Cyrus DUNNING,   b. 4 Jan 1831, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1863, Salem, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
      Mother Lucy Ursula WHEELER,   b. 10 Apr 1831, Clarksfield, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1915, Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
      Married 25 Sep 1856 
      Documents
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1870 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1870 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1880 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1880 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1900 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1900 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1910 census
      Dunning - Lucy and family 1910 census
      Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Robert Hanson THOMAS,   b. 15 Apr 1851, Galesburg, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1931, Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
      Married 15 Mar 1883 
      Children 
       1. Robert H. THOMAS,   b. Apr 1893, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Washington (state) Find all individuals with events at this location
       2. Lucy H. THOMAS,   b. Feb 1890, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. probably in Indianola Find all individuals with events at this location
      +3. Mary A. Duborks,   b. Dec 1888, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [Adopted]
      +4. Alice Mae THOMAS,   b. 6 Dec 1890, Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1975, Billings, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
      Photos
      Thomas Home Burned
      Thomas Home Burned
      Thomas family sod house
      Thomas family sod house
      Documents
      Thomas, Robert and Kate 1900 census, Red Willow CO., Nebraska.
      Thomas, Robert and Kate 1900 census, Red Willow CO., Nebraska.
      Robert and Kate Thomas 1885 Nebraska Census
      Robert and Kate Thomas 1885 Nebraska Census
      Three Old Timers Who Came West Together
      Three Old Timers Who Came West Together
      Article on R.H. Thomas and friends V.J. Glandon and G.V. Hoag from the McCook Daily Gazette.
      Last Modified 10 Jul 2008 
      Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart