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    Robert Hanson THOMAS

    Male 1851 - 1931  (80 years)


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    • Name Robert Hanson THOMAS 
      Born 15 Apr 1851  Galesburg, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 13 Jul 1931  Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Buried 15 Jul 1931  Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Notes 
      • reference, TRAILS WEST TO RED WILLOW COUNTY NEBRASKA by Robert T. Ray and Lois Rutledge
      • In 1878, Robert Thomas, Verdon Glandon, Ed Leash and Charlie Hoag, made a pleasure trip from Illiinois and liking the country, they all took land. He was a contractor and builder, being one of the first in Indianola. He helped to put up many
        of the first buildings such as school houses, churches, businesses, and homes. He was a charter member of the Congregational Church in Indianola, a member of the Old Settlers' Association, the Modern Woodman, the Eastern Star and the Masonic
        Lodges. He died at his home just west of town, after being in poor health for over two years.
      • Uncle John Wolfe, " G-grandfather Puckett told Dad (Asa Wolfe), ""I don't know why you want to marry that Thomas girl. All your sons will be bald headed."" True, to the third generation."
      • Ina Mae Wolfe remembers that when grandpa Bob Thomas was old, he began to think that people were trying to steal his carpenters tools. To save them he began burying them, and then he would forget and think that they were stolen. When the family
        went to visit, Asa took Ina around the yard looking for signs of places that had recently dug up in the yard. Then they would recover the buried tools.
      • From a newspaper article dated "THURSDAY JULY 16, 1931" VOL. XXXIX
      • R.H. Thomas Succumbs
      • Pioneer Builder Answers Call
      • Robert H. Thomas, pioneer builder and farmer of Indianola and Red Willow County, died Monday afternoon at his home just west of town. On Sunday he had eaten a hearty dinner and was taken sick some time during the night. Monday morning
        Mr. and Mrs Wolfe called the doctor for him but he was unable to do more than relieve Mr. Thomas temporarily.
      • Mr. Thomas had been in poor health for the past two years and his death was not unexpected, although it is, nevertheless, quite a shock to his family. He was seriously ill shortlu before the death of Mrs. Thomas two months ago, but
        appeared to gain strength again. His mind has been clouded the last few months and never seemed to realize that Mrs. Thomas was gone.
      • Mr. Thomas was one of four young men who came to this country together in the late seventies and homesteaded. From this experience came a friendship that has endured as long as they lived. V.J. Glandon is the only remaining member of
        the quartet. C.B. Hoag, another member, died three years ago.
      • Mr. Thomas built many houses in and around Indianola and McCook, among which is the old Indianola high school building which, after 45 years of service, is still in use and is in fairy good shape. He was generous to a fault, a good
        neighborand a loving husband and father. He leaves a son and two daughters; Robert Jr., of Puyallup, Wash., Mrs. A.A. Wolfe of Kanawha Iowa, and Mrs. E.H. Korb of Indianola.
      • The community has suffered a severe loss and we extend our sincere sympany to his family.
      Person ID I21  Maykoski and Lewis
      Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

      Father Abel THOMAS,   b. 8 Jun 1816, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1894  (Age 77 years) 
      Mother Harriet W. BLAIR,   b. 12 Sep 1815, Trenton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1893  (Age 77 years) 
      Married 28 May 1839  Butler Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family Kate DUNNING,   b. 21 Jun 1857, near Mound City, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1931, Indianola, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 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

    • Photos
      Robert Hanson Thomas headstone, Indianola Cemetery
Photo taken by Rith Briggs
      Robert Hanson Thomas headstone, Indianola Cemetery Photo taken by Rith Briggs