Thomas Family Obituaries

The Children of William Henry Thomas
& Mary Jane Hares

copright 2003 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Chester H. Thomas (1890-1927)
The Scranton Times, Thursday, June 30, 1927

Chester Howard Thomas, thirty-six, son of Mr. And Mrs. William H. Thomas of 1360 Monsey avenue, died yesterday at the West Mountain sanitarium. Mr. Thomas was a World War veteran. Previous to his illness he made his home in Detroit for several years. Besides his parents, he leaves four sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Hannah Richards, Mrs. Blanche Harris, Mrs. Elizabeth Ahearn, Miss Grace Thomas, Willard and George Thomas of this city, and John Thomas of St. Joseph, Michigan. The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with services in charge of Rev. L.J. Beckwith of the Green Ridge Baptist church. Burial will be in the Chinchilla cemetery.

George W. Thomas (1886-1934)
The Scranton Times, July 11, 1934

George W. Thomas, forty-seven, of 1115 Fairfield street, died suddenly in his home this morning. He was a lifelong resident of Scranton, and was employed as a salesman for the Woodlawn Farm Dairy Company. He was a member of Green Ridge Presbyterian Church, Union Lodge, F. and A.M. and Green Ridge Lodge, I.O.O.F. Besides his wife, Catherine, he leaves four daughters, Mrs. Robert Sheak, Dorothy, Ruth and Emma Thomas; two sons, Howard and George Thomas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Thomas; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Mrs. David Richards, Mrs. Wilfred Harris, and Grace Thomas; two brothers, William (s/b Willard) and John Thomas. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in the residence, in charge of Rev. Charles T. Leber, pastor of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church. Interment, North Chinchilla cemetery.




Willard Thomas (1902-1953)
The Scranton Times, Wednesday, July 22, 1953

Hit-Run Driver Kills Ex-West Side Man

A former West Scranton resident, Willard Thomas, 530 Georgia Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. was killed instantly in Washington last night when struck by a hit and run driver. Details of the accident were not available immediately.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. Thomas of this city, he had resided here for some time before moving to Washington where he was employed at the Government Printing Office for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Boorem of this city, a son, Lee, Washington; a brother Jack Thomas, Clark's Summit; four sisters, Mrs. David I. Richards and Miss Grace Thomas both of Washington, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas and Mrs. Wilfred J. Harris, both of this city, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be conducted in Washington at a time to be announced. Interment will be in Abington Hills Cemetery, Chinchilla.

Traffic Case Wins Award for Gilbert

The "Policeman of the Month" award for July has gone to Pvt. William K. Gilbert whose sleuthing while off-duty led to the arrest of a district man on a homicide charge after a hit-and-run fatal accident, it was announced yesterday. A pedestrian, Willard Thomas of 5309 Georgia Ave. NW was fatally injured on July 21st when he was struck by a car at Georgia Ave and Ingram St. NW. The accident was reported to police just after Gilbert had gone off duty. However, Gilbert went to work and checked an automobile registration given by witnesses. It was an incorrect number but Gilbert followed up other registrations with similar digits. He finally found a car with the right front hood badly damaged. Later the driver appeared and identified himself as Theodore C. Myers, 18, of 315 Whittier St. NW. Police said he admitted he was driving the car when the accident occurred. He was charged with homicide and leaving after colliding. Gilbert, a member of the Accident Investigation Unit, lives at 3917 21st NE. He joined the force in February 1946.

Elizabeth Thomas Ahearn (1888-1957)
The Scranton Times, Monday, September 16, 1957

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Ahearn, 69, of 1330 Jefferson Ave., Dunmore, died last night in Hahnemann Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of this city, Mrs. Ahearn resided here until about five years ago, when she located in Dunmore. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Mary Jane Hares Thomas, and the widow of John W. Ahearn who died last May.

Mrs. Ahearn was a member of Green Ridge Baptist Church. She was employed by the Haddon Craftsmen until her retirement in December, 1953.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Jenkins, at home, and Mrs. Michael J. Barrett, this city; a son John W., Westwood, Mass; a brother, John H. Thomas, Clark's Summit; three sisters, Mrs. David I Richards, Alexandria, Va.; Miss Grace Thomas, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Wilfred Harris, this city; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., with the... (remainder not copied)

Blanche Thomas Harris (1898-1966)
The Scranton Times, Monday April 4, 1966

Mrs. Blanche Thomas Harris, 205 Bissel St., Clark's Summit, died yesterday in Community Medical Center East where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Born in West Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Hares Thomas. She resided in Clark's Summit since September 1963. Mrs. Harris was a member of the Green Ridge Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Keystone Consistory.

Surviving are her husband, Wilfred J. Harris, a retired real estate agent for Hudson Coal Co.; a sister, Miss Grace Thomas, Clark's Summit; a brother, Jack Thomas, Clark's Summit, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 P.M. from the Young Funeral Home, 418 South State St., Clark's Summit, with the Rev. Evan Jones, Green Ridge Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Shady Lane Cemetery, Chinchilla.

Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.

John "Jack" Thomas (1904-1970)
The Scranton Times, Thursday, October 22, 1970

John Thomas Funeral Slated on Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday for John (Jack) Thomas, 403 Winola Road, Clark's Summit, former owner of Jack Thomas Printing Co, and the 1967 "Printing Man of the Year."

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. by the Rev Burt E. Sweet, pastor of the Clark's Summit United Methodist Church, from the Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clark's Summit. Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery. Viewing today and Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Memorial Fund of Clark's Summit United Methodist Church.



Grace Thomas (1900-1976)
The Scranton Times, Friday, February 5, 1976

Grace Thomas, 403 Winola Road, Clark's Summit, died Thursday in Green Ridge Nursing Home, after an illness.

A daughter of the late William and Mary Hares Thomas, she was born in Scranton, and lived in Clark's Summit 13 years. An employee of the Printing Deportment of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, she resided in Washington, D.C. 30 years prior to her retirement.

A number of nieces and nephews survive.

The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clark's Summit. The Rev. William H. Highfield, Clark's Summit United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery. Viewing, Sunday 2 to 4 and 4 to 9 p.m.



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