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Thursday, September 15, 2016

THOMAS, Minnie Dunham and sons

Harry THOMAS and Frank THOMAS
UPDATE - The THOMAS family photos have been claimed by a relative and are going home! Both photos were taken at Thomas Photographic Studio in Edmore, Michigan.

Scalloped edges on the card were typical in the early-to-mid 1890's.

1900 Federal Census, Michigan, Montcalm County, Home Township
THOMAS, James A., head, June 1854, 45, grocer
THOMAS, Minnie B., wife, Feb 1865, 35
THOMAS, Harry A., son, May 1892, 8
THOMAS, Frank C., son, Aug 1894, 5
THOMAS, Clyde D., son, July 1896, 3

1910 Federal Census, Michigan, Montcalm County, Home Township,
THOMAS, James A., head, 55, born in Penn to NY & Penn Parents, photographer
THOMAS, Minnie, wife, 45, born in Michigan to NY parents, merchant in general store
THOMAS, Harry A., son, 17, born in Michigan, newsboy
THOMAS, C. Franklin, son, 15, born in Michigan, newsboy
THOMAS, Clyde, son, 13, Michigan, newsboy

At the age 22, when Charles Franklin Thomas registered for the WWI Draft, he indicated that he was married and worked as a telegraph operator. He was a lifelong resident of the Edmore Michigan area, and died there in 1974, at the age of 79.

The parents of these two boys are:

James A. Thomas (1854-1927) son of Alason T Thomas and Rachel Graham.

Minnie Belle Dunham (1865-1913) daughter of Miles Dunham and Sarah Hayford.
Birth:  Feb. 21, 1865, Michigan, USA
Death:  Oct. 19, 1913, Edmore, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA

This photograph of Minnie Dunham Thomas was located in the same box of photos at the same booth. The back of photo reads:  Minnie Dunham, sister of Ida French, marrie James Thomas in 1891.

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