Thursday, May 15, 2008

GEORGE THOMAS Jr. - Obituary

Thomas, George Jr.

The East Liverpool Tribune

Little George Thomas, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas, of Seventh street died at his home Saturday afternoon (Dec. 1, 1906) at 4:15 after a very short illness. His death was a chock to all friends of the family. He was born May 29, 1904, and was two and a half years of age. He was a bright little fellow, and was the ideal of the home, where he will be very much missed.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left last Tuesday for Culver, Indiana to spend Thanksgiving with their oldest boy, G. R. Thomas, who is a student at the Military academy. The home on Seventh street was left in charge of Mrs. Kinney, Mrs. Thomas' mother, and her brother, Mr. Ben Kinney, and wife. When they left the little fellow was in the very best of health, and continued so up until Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, when it was noticed that he was ill. He was restless through the night, and on Saturday morning at 8 o'clock it was deemed advisable to wire Mr. and Mrs. Thomas to come home at once. As they had already left Culver, the message overtook them at Plymouth, Indiana. They made the trip home on the Fort Wayne limited, and arrived here Saturday night on the midnight train.

A number of East Liverpool folks accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Thomas to Indiana. Three Liverpool boys, G. R. Thomas, Willard Blythe and Robert Brookes, are attending this military academy, and the following persons were in the party, intending to spend Thanksgiving with the boys: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thomas and son Lawrence. Mrs. Heber H. Blythe, a sister of Mrs. Thomas, and her daughter, Miss Margaret Blythe and Mrs. Jason H. Brookes, Miss Sara Thompson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Thompson, went along as the guest of Miss Margaret Blythe. It was a home coming for the entire party, who otherwise had a most enjoyable trip.

Miss Margaret Thomas, who has been attending the National cathedral for girls at Washington, D. C., arrived home Sunday morning. She was met at the train by members of her family, who broke the news gently to her of the death of her little brother. G. R. Thomas, the student at Culver, will arrive home this morning on the 6 o'clock train..

The funeral will take place this afternoon from the home in Seventh street. Religious services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillin and Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane. Interment will be at Riverview cemetery.

Every attention that physicians and friends could give was bestowed upon the little child, whose death was so sudden and unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have the sympathy of all their acquaintances in their sorrow and bereavement.

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