The Thomas Family
in the Scranton City Directory,
1867-1896

The table below traces John J. Thomas and his wife Elizabeth in city directories for Scranton from 1867 to 1896. The Thomas family begins appearing in city directories for Scranton in the mid-1860s, and their descendants are present in subsequent directories well into the 20th century. The listings from 1867 through the mid 1870s, show that John J. Thomas and family were living in their home on Hyde Park Avenue. This was likely the property John purchased from Thomas Eynon in 1864. Listings for John's son-in-law, Tunis Thomas, husband of his daughter Hannah, are also included for this period. John J. Thomas died in 1876, and afterwards we see his son John Jr., known locally as "Drummer Thomas" listed in the directories. In the late 1870s we see Elizabeth listed in the directories listed as John's widow, but in 1880 she remarried John E. Jones. John and Elizabeth Jones eventually moved into a duplex located to 508 North Hyde Park Avenue, where John died in late 1889. Elizabeth is again listed as a widow in the early 1890s, but in 1896 she married her third husband Isaac B. Morgans, who moved in with his new wife at 508 North Hyde Park Avenue, where the couple remained until Elizabeth's death in 1896. Afterwards, Isaac moved in with his daughter and family on 1212 Eynon Street, where he died in 1899.


Directory Year

Listing

Address

Occupation Comments
1867-68 Thomas, John J. Hyde Park Ave. miner John J. Thomas makes his first appearance in the city directory.
  Thomas, Tunis none given moulder DL&W RR. Tunis Thomas married John J. Thomas' daughter Hannah.
1870-71 Thomas, John J. Hyde Park miner D Mine John J. Thomas worked in the DL&W's Diamond Mines.
  Thomas, Tennis J. Main Avenue Foundry D.L.&W. Tunis Thomas. First name misspelled.
1871-72 Thomas, John J. Hyde Park 2d miner, D Mine  
1874-75 Thomas, John J. Hyde Park Ave near Troy miner last directory appearance, died 2/13/1876.
  Thomas, John J. Jr. Decker's Alley near Troy miner "Drummer Thomas" son of John J. Thomas
  Thomas, Tunis J. Decker's Alley near Troy moulder  
1876-77 Thomas, John J. Decker's Alley near Swetland miner "Drummer Thomas" son of John J. Thomas
1879-80 Thomas, Elizabeth (widow John) Hyde Park Ave. near Swetland   Elizabeth Davis, widow of John J Thomas.
  Thomas, John J. Decker's Alley near Swetland miner "Drummer Thomas" son of John J. Thomas
  Thomas, Tunis Decker's Alley near Swetland miner  
1881 Jones, John E. 177 N. Main proprietor Mt. Pleasant Hotel. in 1880 the widowed Elizabeth Thomas remarried John E. Jones.
1882 Jones, John E. 15 N. Main Ave. hotel John E. Jones was the 2nd husband of Elizabeth Thomas.
1883 Jones, John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave. laborer  
1884 Jones, John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave. miner  
1885 Jones, John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave. miner  
1887 Jones, John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave. miner  
1890 Jones, Elizabeth, wid John 508 N. Hyde Park Ave.   John E. Jones died 12/16/1889.
1891 Jones, Elizabeth, wid John 508 N. Hyde Park Ave.    
1892 Jones, Elizabeth, wid John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave.    
1893 Jones, Elizabeth, wid John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave.    
1894 Jones, Elizabeth, wid John E. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave.    
1895 Morgan, Isaac B. 508 N. Hyde Park Ave. machinist in November 1894, the widowed Elizabeth remarried Isaac B. Morgans.
1896 Morgan, Isaac B. 506 N. Hyde Park Ave. machinist  
1897 Morgans. Isaac B. 1212 Eynon St. machinist Elizabeth died 7/21/1896, and afterwards Isaac Morgans moved
        in with his daughter at 1212 Eynon Street where he died in 1899.

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