The Lusk Herald
September 14, 1944
Funeral Services For Mrs. Sam Thomas Held in Harrison
Last rites for Mrs. Sam Thomas, pioneer resident of Eastern Wyoming, were held in Harrison, Nebraska, on Saturday, September 2. A large crowd of friends attended the services.
Adeline Burroughs Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Burroughs, was born September 6, 1856, at Peoria, Illinois, and passed away at the Spencer Hospital, in Lusk, Wyo., August 30, 1944.
She grew to young womanhood in the vicinity where she was born. On Christmas day, at the age of 17, she was united in marriage to Samuel M. Thomas. To this union five children were born. For several years Mr. and Mrs. Thomas continued to live in the East, coming west in a covered wagon in 1888. They arrived in the vicinity northwest of Harrison on November 9th.
There they filed on land and built a home, which they continued to improve and add to throughout their entire life. At the time of Mrs. Thomas' death she still resided at the same home where they began life together in the West. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were among Sioux County's early pioneers, who went through the hardships of the early settler to build their ranch and home, which ranks among Sioux County's most prosperous.
Mother Thomas' sole pleasure was to work around her home, her greatest delights were her flower and vegetable gardens and caring for the poultry. She had enjoyed good health all her life, and until a few months before her death had taken care of all her home work. She was a loving wife and mother, and a friend of all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. At an early age she joined the Methodist church.
Four of her grandsons, Lt. Samuel Thomas, Lt. Milton Thomas, Sidney Thomas and Ralph Thomas and one great grandson Henry Lewis, are in the Armed Services. Her father was a casualty in the Civil War. Just a few days before her going on, she was able to enjoy to the fullest the pleasures of a week's visit with her grandson, Lt. Milton Thomas, here on a furlough.
She leaves to mourn her death four children, Mrs. P. K. Franzman of Glendora, California; Ira Thomas of Hat Creek, Wyo.; Henry Thomas of Miles City, Mont.; Sam Thomas of Harrison, Neb.; fourteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; three sisters, one 90 years of age; twins, 86 years of age, and a brother, 84 years of age. Her husband preceded her in death February 2, 1938, and a son, Charles, and four grandchildren also preceded her.
The Lusk Herald
September 7, 1944
Mrs. Susan Thomas Dies August 30
Mrs. Sam Thomas, Grandma Thomas, as she was known to many, passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Wednesday, August 30, just six days before she would have reached her 88th birthday.
She had been suffering from a heart affliction and had been in a serious condition for some time.
Her husband had preceded her in death by several years. They were pioneer residents of the Whitman community, where they ware widely known and were among the prominent ranchers of eastern Wyoming.
Funeral services were held in Harrison on Saturday, September 2, and interment was made in the cemetery at that place.
A more complete obituary will be published next week.
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Irene Christine Roth Conrad (September 21, 1909 - August 11, 2007)Marguerite Irene Davies (November 19, 1923 - February 17, 2004)Marvin Davies (November 8, 1913 - October 13, 1977)Adeline B. Fleming (1902 - March 26, 1945)Theresa Franzman (July 23, 1874 - December 13, 1949)Warren Lee Hales (April 24, 1918 - January 10, 2005)Rosalie T. Hunt (November 8, 1927 - February 6, 2007)Charlls L. Larson (September 21, 1904 - November 24, 1995)Grace Catherine Larson (December 3, 1897 - August 30, 1965)Ina Marcia Larson (September 22, 1889 - December 14, 1966)Josephine Ann Larson (May 11, 1932 - January 30, 1960)Malter Larson (July 7, 1857 - January 3, 1944)Martha Larson (April 15, 1867 - December 6, 1962)Marvin Wenton Larson (July 14, 1922 - August 3, 1934)Ralph Malter Larson (August 14, 1891 - March 15, 1957)Raymond Andrew Larson (January 3, 1897 - May 12, 1969)Warren Clay Larson (August 31, 1903 - January 11, 1967)Irene Lewis (1895 - April 16, 1962)Ruth Janet Manring (November 27, 1920 - September 19, 2015)Geneva McConaughey (November 1, 1908 - July 12, 2004)Theodore McConaughey (October 21, 1902 - April 3, 1972)Richard G. Montgomery (August 16, 1916 - November 1, 2011)Ruth Ellen Montgomery (September 5, 1921 - October 19, 2000)Ira R. Roth (January 22, 1896 - August 19, 1961)Charles John Stevenson (August 20, 1928 - July 17, 1944)John Calhoun Sturman (December 19, 1848 - February 15, 1926)Albert Edward Thomas (June 25, 1899 - July 23, 1981)Charles Milton Thomas (February 11, 1876 - May 17, 1916)Clara N. Thomas (October 29, 1888 - August 13, 1978)Everette Sam Thomas (July 10, 1913 - September 2, 1996)Helen Pauline Thomas (October 21, 1921 - January 13, 2002)Henry Thomas (November 9, 1880 - August 12, 1955)Lawrence Milton Thomas (December 31, 1920 - June 3, 2009)Ralph L. Thomas (August 31, 1915 - July 24, 1999)Samuel Earl Thomas (May 27, 1884 - July 15, 1975)Samuel Milton Thomas (1853 - February 2, 1938)Samuel Malter Thomas (June 4, 1916 - February 15, 1978)Thelma Thomas (March 16, 1909 - March 9, 1997)Thelma Alberta Thomas (August 29, 1925 - September 2, 1927)Marjorie M. Walker (July 4, 1924 - October 6, 1990)Mary Thomas Wills (June 26, 1880 - November 1, 1972)
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