Mr. Amos Thomas, a young man of this vicinity, died of measles last week.
Cerulean News - Hopkinsville New Era Feb 1887


Fall In May Proves Fatal To Lady Who Formerly Lived Here. A Real Mother To Number Although She Never Had
Any Children Of Her Own.
Mrs. Aurora THOMAS former Trigg county lady who had been away from the county of her birth for more than forty
years, died last Monday at a hospital in Owensboro as the result of injuries sustained by a fall at her home in
Owensboro on May 19th.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Trigg county eight-eight years ago, the first of last September, and was a daughter of John Dillard WIMBERLY, her mother being a Miss BARNES Reaching young womanhood, she was united in marriage, on February 24, 1859, to the late Perry THOMAS.
While no children were born into this home, yet it had proven a real home to more orphan children than perhaps any other home in the entire county. Eight persons bereft of their parents in their youth were brought up to manhood and womanhood there, and two others spent a few years under its roof.
Among these were Mr. Henry KENNEDY, for a number of years past a resident of Cadiz. Miss Pop BOYD, who afterward married King CUNNINGHAM, and the mother of Esq. N.G. CUNNINHGAM and Carr CUNNINGHAM, was another. Miss Fannie BOYD, a sister, became the wife of Bart CANNON, and she was the mother of James R. CANNONn, who resides near Cadiz. A third of the Boyd sisters, Miss Lou BOYD, married Nathan
WALLACE and moved to Tennessee. Willie BATTS is now a resident of St. Louis, and Miss Eliza GUIER, who married
Will GREGSTON, of Caldwell county, many years ago, now resides in Texas. She is a sister of Edwin GUIER, west of
Cadiz, and she and a son were back on a visit of some weeks last summer. Miss Mary CAYCE and Miss Alice CUNNINGHAM are still members of the home and were with Mrs. Thomas in her declining years. Miss Cayce has been a member of the home for fifty years perhaps, and Miss Cunningham is the daughter of Mrs. King Cunningham, who herself resided in the Thomas home in Trigg county when a girl. Emma Thomas Batts, taken into the home at the age of one year, died three years later at the age of four. Willie Barnes spent some three years in this home in his youth. In the year 1889 or 1890 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas moved to Owensboro. Mr. Thomas had been appointed to a position in the government revenue service, which he held for a number of years. After the death of Mr. Thomas, which occured on October 13, 1903, the wife continued to reside in the Daviess county city. Until her health began to fail, she came back to the county often on visits, but she had not been here for some years. Mrs. Helen NOEL and Mrs. Nannie WADLINGTON, now residents of Cadiz, are first-cousins of Mrs. Thomas and she has a number of other
relatives in Trigg county. During the many years she resided in this county, no home within its borders dispensed
genuine hospitality more bountifully than did the Thomas home, and in the death of the good old woman who presided
over it, many will pause to drop a tear in loving memory of one who had spent her life very largely in going about
doing good. Burial took place in Owensboro. The husband was an uncle of Hon. G .P. Thomas, County Attorney of Trigg county, and when Rev. E. M. Keelor, now pastor of the Cadiz Methodist church, was a resident of Owensboro some years ago, he boarded in the home of Mrs. Thomas. She was a member of the Baptist church and had been for many years, and her devotion to her church was just as sincere and genuine as her life had been in the care of orphan children at the tender age when the care of real mothers had been denied them. There are but very few left in the county who were her associates and companions when she lived here years ago, but their children and their grand-children are here, and the brief story of her life has been told to them to the extent that many feel a real bereavement in her death, although many had never seen her.
Cadiz Record 1932

April 6, 1999
Pennyrile Deaths

PRINCETON, Ky. - Services for Bailey Thomas, 78, Princeton, will be at 1p.m. Wednesday at Morgan's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronnie Sivellsofficiating.

Burial will be in Cross Roads Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight. He died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday at the Caldwell County Hospital following a long illness.

A native of Caldwell county, he was born Nov. 24, 1920, the son of the late Wilson and Odie Fletcher Thomas. He was a retired truck driver, and was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Carroll Thomas; t*o sons, Bill Thomas, Bakersfield, Calif., Jim Thomas, Hutchinson, Minn.; two daughters, Brenda Cartier, Bakersfield, and Kathy Thomas, Chantilly, Va.; a brother, Wilson D. Thomas, Joliet, Ill, and five grandchildren.

ZION - Bishop M THOMAS, 56, Zion died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at home.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Linda J. LAUGHARY of Route 1 and Shelia GIBSONof Zion; a son Roger Dale THOMAS of Henderson County; and two sisters, Bertha Mae ROWELL of Columbus, Ga., and Thelma White of Geneva, Ala.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home with burial in Roselawn Memoral Garden
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
Maeech 1980 Henderson Gleaner 


Boyd Thomas, 81, Cadiz, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Trigg County Hospital. Burial will be in Starkie Thomas Cemetery, Trigg county.
A native of Trigg County, he was born Feb 22, 1917. He was the son of the late Lucian and Inez Crews Thomas, a farmer and owner and operator of Boyd's Dairi Dip, which was in business in Cadiz for 42 years. In addition, he was a retired board member of the Bank of Cadiz and Trust Co. He was a member of Canton Baptist Church. His first wife, Geneva Simmons Thomas, died in 1946,. His second wife, Eunice Grace Thomas, died in 1996. A son, Tony Thomas, and a dughter, Wanda Amador, also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Braboy, Cadiz, and Mrs. William (Jeanete) Hickman barnette, Hopkinsville; a brother Alton Thomas, Gracey; a sister, Mary Julia Pferrman, Salem; and 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Kentucky New Era
Saturday June 20, 1998


             Carl C. Thomas, 86, Cadiz, died at 1:32 p.m.
             Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Trigg County
             Hospital of natural causes.

             Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hughart
             and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the
             Rev. James E. Talley officiating. Burial will be in
             Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be
             from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday with Masonic rites at 7

             A native of LaFayette, he was born Dec. 4, 1913,
             the son of the late Ellis Wade and Amanda
             Robertson Thomas. He was the retired president
             and owner of Geneva Contractors Inc., Geneva,
             Ohio and was a member of the board of the Geneva
             Federal Savings and Loan Association, He was a
             past president of the Geneva Kiwanis Club. He
             was a Mason, a past president of the Shriners and
             was a Scottish Rite Freemason. He was a member,
             deacon and trustee of the United Church, Geneva.
             His first wife, Mildred Loftus Thomas, died inn

             Survivors include his wife, Sara Beth Long
             Thomas; a daughter, Carolyn Heflin, Geneva; two
             stepsons, Allen W. Beard, Hopkinsville, Jeffrey A.
             Beard, Bowling Green; a brother, Ray Thomas,
             Hopkinsville; a sister, Carolyn Thomas, Columbus,
             Ga.; one grandson and one stepgranddaughter.


Carson THOMAS, 75, formerly of Corydon, died Friday at St. Louis Hospital.
He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in St. Louis.
He is survived by three brothers, Elliott THOMAS, Malcolm THOMAS and Robert THOMAS all of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Alma HARRIS, Dayton, Sammie Lee THOMAS, Louisville, and Eddie Mae LEWIS, Henderson; two aunts, an uncle, nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gains Funeral Home with the Rev. Elder Patton officiating. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
March 1980 Henderson Gleaner


December 23, 1925
Young Farmer Dies Of Typhoid Fever
End Came Tuesday Night To Charley Thomas Southwest of Town
Mr. Charley Thomas, a splendid young farmer living in the Coleman hollow section five miles southwest of Cadiz, died Tuesday night of typhoid fever. He was about twenty five years of age and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thomas.
The wife who was a Miss Wallis before their marriage, and one child are among the surviving relatives.
Young Thomas was a member of the Baptist church and a clever young man, and his death is mourned by many friends.
Burial took place yesterday afternoon at the Starkie Thomas grave yard at two o'clock.



April 6, 1924
Chilt Thomas Died AT Eighty-Three
Brief Illness Of Pneumonia Fatal To Well-Known Donaldson Citizen
Mr. Chilton A. Thomas, a leading citizen of the Donaldson section, died last Sunday night of pneumonia. He had been ill only a few days and his death came rather suddenly and was quite a surprise to his family and friends.
Mr. Thomas was born near where he died in 1841, and was a son of Perry Thomas, long deceased. He was one of a very large family. For many years he was a merchant on Donaldson and in his neighborhood had a wide acquaintance and was well known. He stayed close to home, however, and outside of his immediate section his acquaintance was limited.
He was twice married. His first wife was a Miss Duncan, and the following children by the first marriage are living: Tom Thomas, of Calloway county, and Sanford Thomas, Mrs. T. D. Sumner, Mrs. Nora Sumner, of Trigg county, and Mrs. Henry Dixon, of Calloway. His second wife, who survives, was Miss Amanda Chewning, daughter of the late John D. Chewning, of the southern section of the county. Two daughters by the second marriage, Mrs. Walker Redd and Mrs. Fowler, are living.
Mr. Thomas was also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mr. Starkie Thomas, of graves county; Mr. W. Scott Thomas, Mrs. Eliza Futrell, and Misses Etna and Josie Thomas, of Trigg county.
A large crowd was present Tuesday afternoon at the funeral, which was conducted by Rev. Keidel Thomas and burial followed at the family grave yard near his home.
Cadiz Record


February 27, 1920 Pneumonia was fatal to Mrs D.B. Thomas of Donaldson Creek. Cadiz Record - 1940 "20 years


April 12, 1925
Pneumonia Fatal To Mrs. Richard Thomas
Daughter Of Esq. Sivills And Two Weeks Old Baby Among Survivors
Mrs. Effie Thomas, wife of Mr. R. E. Thomas, of Donaldson, and who is rural mail carrier on route nine, died Sunday night at the family home on Donaldson, of pneumonia and other complications. Mrs. Thomas had been ill for more than two weeks.
Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Sivills, of the Skinner's Spring section, and was about forty years of age. She was married to Mr. Thomas just a little more than four years ago, and an infant two weeks of age and another child two years of age are bereft of a mother's tender care.

Mrs. Thomas was a splendid woman, a good neighbor and a devoted wife and mother, and her untimely death is mourned by the entire community where she was so much loved.

Funeral and burial took place Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the Chewning grave yard near Carr's Store in the southern section of the county.

April 26, 1925
Cadiz Record


Killed In Texas Relatives in Trigg
Elmo Thomas And Two Young Ladies With Him Killed In Auto Accident
Father A Wealthy Citizen of Murray And Many
Relatives Reside In Trigg
Saturday afternoon Hon. G. P. Thomas, of this city, received a telephone message from his first cousin Mr. Monroe Thomas, a wealthy and prominent citizen of Murray, announcing the death of his son in an automobile accident in Texas.
A brief special from Murray to the COURIER JOURNAL of Sunday says:
Elmo Thomas, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Thomas, of this place, was instantly killed in his automobile last night at Palmer, Texas, when an interurban struck his car at a crossing.
Thomas had two young women in the car with him, both of whom also were killed.
Thomas was an oil geologist, son of wealthy and prominent parents.
His only sister is the wife of Dr. Hugh McElrath, a Murray dentist. His body will be shipped here.
A special from Ennis Texas, of May 3 says:
Perry Elmo Thomas, of Lexington, Ky., oil operator, Kathleen Mc Knight and Miss Geddis Manning school teachers, were killed last night near Palmer, when their automobile was struck by a Corsicana-Dallas Interurban car.
Mr. Monroe Thomas, father of the dead man is a first cousin of Hon. G. P. Thomas, of this city, the grandfather being Starkie Thomas, formerly of Trigg county, but for many years a leading citizen of Calloway.
Mrs. J. Cul Thomas, of Graves county, whose husband spent his life in Trigg until reaching manhood, is an aunt of the dead man.
All the Trigg county Thomas's are his near relatives, and "Old Uncle" Perry Thomas, many years a leading citizen of Donaldson, was the great grandfather.
In the telephone conversation from the young man's father to Mr. Thomas in Cadiz Saturday, it was stated the remains would reach Murray and burial would take place there last Monday.
The estate of the father includes some very valuable oil buildings in Texas and the young man had been in Texas for some time looking after his father's business there.
Cadiz Record


Mrs. Eura Thomas Succumbs Wed. Beloved Lady Of City Passes After Four Months Illness 1948
Death came to Mrs. Pearl Lawrence THOMAS Wednesday morning at 4:15 at the Futrell Clinic where she had been a patient for the past four weeks, after suffering a stroke at her home here May 5.
She had been in a serious condition all of this time and her death came as no surprise to her family. Mrs. Thomas was 55 years of age, having been born November 13, 1892.
She was the daughter of Edd and Mollie LAWRENCE of Trigg County and she spent her entire life here.
When quite a young girl the deceased was united with the Oak Grove Baptist church and remained a faithful member all during her life. She was truly a Christian; kind and loving to all whom she cam in contact with and had a great host of friends who loved her and will be grieved at her going.
In 1912 she was united in marriage to Eura THOMAS who preceded her to the grave in 1938. There were three children born of this union: Mrs. Edward ROGERS, Mrs. W.C. SKINNER and Virginia Dare THOMAS.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday)
at 2:30 oÕclock from the DyerÕs Chapell Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Hinchee, of Puxico, Mo. officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrence grave yard near the church. Pallbearers will be James Thomas, Luther
Thomas, Lucian Thomas, Leslie Thoms Clyde Lawrence and Elliott Malone.
Survivors in addition to the three
daughters are: her mother, Mrs. E. C.LAWRENCE, one grandson, Charles ROGERS, and one brother, Lonnie LAWRENCE of Hopkinsville. Cadiz Record 1948


Mr. F. M. Thomas Passes Away After An Illness Of Some Months
Was Past Eighty-Eight Years Of Age And Large Family Survives Him
Mr. F. M. Thomas, a prominent citizen and Christian gentleman, died at his home six miles south of Cadiz last Sunday 12 o'clock, November 20, 1927. The illness that resulted in his death dates back for some months and his condition had been considered serious for six weeks and the end had been hourly expected for a couple of weeks or more. A complication of troubles caused his death.
While enduring intense suffering he retained consciousness all the time, and to his many friends who were permitted into his presence he was cheerful and happy.
Mr. Thomas was a member of one of the oldest and most honored families of Trigg county. He was the son of Starkie Thomas, a native of North Carolina, who came as a child to Trigg county at the age of sic. The mother, Mary Bridges, was also a native of North Carolina.
Mr. Thomas was born in Trigg county August 5, 1839, and was thus eighty=eight years of age last August. He was married December 21, 1876 to Mary F. Rogers and to this union ten children lived to be grown. A daughter and son, Mrs. E. H. Cunningham, of Paducah, and Harvey Thomas, a deputy sheriff of Trigg county, died a number of years ago and following are the names of the living children ; Haywood, Robert, Johnnie, Alford, Starkie, Jimmie, Miss Nellie and Mrs. W. D. Mize, all of Trigg county. Also one sister, Mrs. W. T. Armstrong.
When a young man he united with the Baptist church at Donaldson, but for many years past held his membership at Oak Grove and for many years had been an officer of the church.
For years Mr. Thomas was recognized as one of the leading farmers of the county. He was a man of industry and energy and always lived an active life and loved his farm and made a success in operating it.
No home in all Trigg county entertained more friends than were entertained at the Thomas home. Hospitality was dispensed most beautifully and Mr. Thomas delighted in the company of his friends and enjoyed having them with him.
With convictions positive and unmistakable upon all questions, he conceded to others the right to think and act as they pleased, and when it came to a question of right it was no trouble to find him on the right side of all questions.
He was a devoted husband and kind father, a good neighbor and friend to all. He was a recognized leader in his community.
On Monday afternoon at two o'clock the funeral was conducted at the family cemetery by his long time friend and pastor, Rev. J. T. Cunningham, of Princeton.
The pallbearers were his six sons, Haywood, Robert, Johnnie, Alford, Starkie and Jimmie Thomas.
Cadiz Record


In Memory
On January 30th, death visited the home of Mr and Mrs Richard Thomas and took from them their darling baby,
Fannie Jane, aged two years, ten months and five days.
Weep not father and mother, for little Fannie Jane, for she
has fled from this troublesome world to one where trouble and sorrow never comes. I know she will be missed by papa
and mama and two little sisters. Lay aside her little shoes and dresses, for she will never need them here on earth
again. She has gone to meet little Gobel on that bright and peaceful shore, where parting is no more. It is hard, so
hard, to part from one so dear, but the Lord taketh away. All we can say if farewell, little darling, thou has gone
before us, but we hope to meet you in that world that is far brighter than this. Her Aunt Cadiz Record Feb 1905


A severe storm passed north of Nebo, Webster county, last Saturday morning, blowing down several houses and a great deal of fencing. Champ Cox, Daniel Burnett, both colored, were badly hurt, and Hiram Thomas, a seven year old negro boy, was killed.
Hopkins Co
Hopkinsville New Era March 1887


Hugh D. (Buddy) Thomas passed away at his home in the Oak grove community last Thursday morning at 8:30
o'clock after an illness of several weeks.
He was born December 29, 1901 and died November 9, 1944, making him 42 years, 10 months, and 10 days of age.
The deceased was the second son of John Spurlin and Hattie Ricks Thomas. He was married June 24, 1933. Early in the life he united with Wallonia Baptist Church and later moved his membership to Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he remained a faithful member until death.
Buddy as he was affectionately called by his friends and associates was well liked and respected by all who knew him. He will be remembered by his friends for his many acts of kindness to them and his ever willingness to help others in any way he saw fit. He was a farmer all his life and it can be said that his was a full and unusual life.
He is survived by two small sons, R.C. and Harold Eugene Thomas, his mother Mrs Hattie Thomas, of Trigg county; also two sisters, Mrs Shelly Cummins, of Lamasco, Ky; and Mrs Lee Warren, of Detroit Mich. Three brothers, Lacey D. Thomas, Gracey, Ky; Wallace Thomas, Princeton, Ky; Douglas Thomas, of near Cadiz, and a number of nieces and nephews and a great host of friends and relatives.
The remains were laid to rest in the Thomas Graveyard and funeral was also held at the Oak grove Church where he
was a member.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Marvin Hall, of Kuttawa. Pall bearers were Homer Cunningham, Harmon Coleman, Bill Davis, Eura Lawrence and Aubrey Lancaster. Cadiz Record Nov 1944


Mrs Ira Thomas Called By Death
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs Ira Thomas, well known resident of near Gracey. Burial took place at the Vinson graveyard about four miles west of Cadiz. A detailed statement will be published in a later
issue of the Record.
Cadiz Record Feb 1940


J.M. "Bud" Thomas Died December 29
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30, 1939 for J. Milton "Bud" Thomas 77, who died Friday after a
brief illness.
A Kidney ailment was attributed the cause of his death. "Uncle Bud" as he was commonly known, was born Jun 23, 1862, the first son of Carroll and Margaret Reid Thomas.
He spent his childhood and early manhood on Donaldson Creek on his father's farm. In 1888 he was married to Miss Lou Shelton and to this union were born five children namely: Albert S. Thomas, Bowling Green, Ky; Mrs Julian Jones, Hartford, Ill, Mrs Bryan Cockerel, Philadelphia, Miss and Robert E. Thomas, Hartford, Ill.
All survive except one, John who was killed several years ago in an accident in Mississippi. At various times the Thomas family has resided in Starville, Mississippi and Seneth, Missouri, however, since 1922 they have resided on the Donaldson Creek section of Trigg county.
Mr Thomas was a prominent farmer up until a few years ago when he retired from active work and operated a small retail store near his home.
Burial took place at the Carroll Thomas burial ground near the spot where the deceased was born, with only a simple service being performed. Pall bearers were: Herschel Thomas, James Robert Thomas, Odell Thomas, D.B. Redd, Perry Thomas, Bayliss Sumner. All surviving children were present for the funeral with the exception of Mrs Bryan Cockreil who arrived the following day.Cadiz Record Jan 1940


Writes Officer to Mr and Mrs Seldon Thomas Of Their Son Garnet
JAMES GARNETT THOMAS, a Trigg county soldier and son of Mr. and Mrs. Seldon T. Thomas, of Montgomery, who was accidentally killed in Germany on the first day of this year, stood high among his comrades in the army.
The following letters one from one of his commanding officers and another from an associate in arms, tell of the high regard in which he was held in the army and of the splendid Christian life he lived during the period he was in the service of his country.
My Dear Mr. Thomas. We have received your letter, and in compliance with your request, several of the boys signed and mailed a letter to you which you will probably receive by this time.
I am an officer of "E" Company, and knew your son well. He was in my platoon from the very first -- both in the
United States and over here. I gave him his first real training as a soldier, and I must say he made one of the best we have had in this company. He was like equally by officers and men, and was know to be a good Christian and honest and trustworthy. He was always strictly obedient and seemed always to take price in his military duties. Under fire he behaved courageously and was always cheerful no matter how hard the going was.
We all deeply regret the unfortunate accident which resulted in his death especially happening as it did, after he had
passed through so much danger in the four campaigns in which his regiment has participated, and we all greatly
sympathize with you in your great sorrow.
His funeral was the best obtainable and was held with full military honors the casket being borne to the grave on an
artillery casson drawn by eight horses, led by the regimental band and followed sorrowfully by myself and my platoon (60 men) of which he was a member, as an escort of honor. He was laid to rest across and in sight of the River Rhine while three volleys of musketry were fired over his grave, and "taps" sounded.
You may rest, Mr. Thomas, in the firm assurance that your son was an excellent soldier, a good comrmad and a man.
Hoping I may have the pleasure of meeting you some day. I am,
Respectfully yours,
William A. Lebeau
1st Lieut. Co. E 1st Pioneer Inf.
February 17, 1919
My dear Mr. Thomas: We are strangers to you, but we're well acquainted with your son, James, who was killed in accident. It sure was a shock to us all as he was well liked by every man in the company. He was always there with a smile for all of us and was a true Christian. Never swore and always was clean in mind and body. It surely is sad after coming through war safely to be taken at the last moment. He was buried with full military honors and the boys from
his squad acted as pallbearers. He was buried in a cemetery in Ehrenbrelstein near the Rhine. Many of the boys who
died while fighting France were not buried for few days as it was impossible to get to them. We did all in our power.
Our Chaplain read the funeral service and then three volleys were fired over the grave. All of us boys sympathize with
you and all in your great sorrow, and may God be with you all and bless you in your sorrow. Your friend,
Pvt A. Engel
Co. E 1st Pioneer Inf.A.E.F.
February 17, 1919
Cadiz Record 1919

August 6, 1925
Reached County Thursday Afternoon
The body of James Garnett Thomas, a young soldier of Trigg county, who was accidentally killed in Germany on the first day of January 1919, reached the county Tuesday afternoon. The body was taken to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seldon T. Thomas, near Montgomery, where it will remain until Friday, and then it will be taken to the old Starkie Thomas grave yard six miles south of Cadiz for burial. The burial will take place about 1:30 Friday afternoon. The American Legion of this city will conduct the burial with usual military honors.
The body reached the states a few days ago and was shipped from New York City Sunday morning leaving there at ten o'clock. From Louisville the body was accompanied by Private Lenzy Pruitt, of Camp Taylor, who will remain here until after the burial Friday afternoon.
A large number of friends and relatives of young Thomas will attend the burial and funeral services Friday.

Sebree, Ky. - Mrs. Vina Katherine "Kit" THOMAS, 73, died last night at 11:15 in her home in Sacramento, Ky. She is a former resident of Sebree, and the widow of the late E. V. THOMAS .
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Dorothy HAILMAN of Henderson, and Mrs. Murdnal SCOTT, of Sebree; sons Lawrence of Sacramento, Walter of Calhoun and Edward of Ogden, Utah; brother Henry MEDLIN of Granite City, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren and 13 great grand children.
The body is at the home of Mrs. Scott.


December 5, 1925
Mrs. Chilt Thomas Dies On Donaldson Creek
Was Sixty-Five Years Of Age And A Daughter Of Late John E. Chewning
Mrs. Manda Thomas, wife of the late Chilton A. Thomas, who died two years ago, passed away last Saturday morning at the Thomas home place on Donaldson. Pneumonia was the cause of her death.
Mrs. Thomas was sixty five years of age and was a daughter of the late John E. Chewning, of the southern section of the county. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walker Redd and Mrs. Joe Fowler.
Mrs. Thomas was a splendid lady with hosts of friends, and her death is deeply mourned by many.
Burial took place Sunday at the old J. F. Chewning burying ground near Carr's store, in the southern section of the county. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carl Mc Bride.

Memorial (No year)
In Memory of Little Martha Thomas.  ---  The Death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs., Lee Brandon on the 25th of December, and plucked from it one of its brightest flowers - little Martha Thomas. She was just eleven months old. Throat trouble caused her death. Weep not, father and mother, for our loss is her gain, for she has left this troublesome world and gone to dwell in that higher kingdom.      Her Aunt,  Sedalia Jones


February 1926
Jagoe Thomas Loses His Baby Daughter
Little Daughter Follows Mother Who was Burned To Death In Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas, of this city have received notice from their son, Jagoe Thomas, of Christopher, Ill., stating that his little daughter, Marcella, died on last Saturday.
Last week THE RECORD contained a long account of the death of the mother by burning. At the time it will be remembered the little daughter also suffered burns. This, counted with an illness the baby already had caused her death.
The little one was about eighteen months of age.


PARADISE - A Henderson County man died Friday morning in a construction accident in Muhlenberg, County.
Martin Durane Thomas, 26, Route of Henderson, died at 10:25 a.m. after he fell 74 feet at the Paradise Steam plant, according to Mulhenburg County Corners Charles L. Nelson.
Nelson said Thomas, an iron worker for J. A. Jones Construction Co., and his stepfather were installing temporary hand rails made if wire cable, "He apparently failed to tighten on end of the cable clamp, put his weight against it and the cable slipped through the clamp," said reported.
The cause of death was listed a internal injures to the head and body.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Ann and Angela Ellen; his parents, Sam Thomas of Princeton and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Crowley of Henderson; one brother, David Thomas of Evansville.
Funeral services are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.
June 1980 Henderson Gleaner


Services for Mary A. Thomas, 69, Tucson, Ariz., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Irvin Darnall officiating. Burial will be in Trigg Memory Acres.
She died Thursday at Desert Life Medical Center, Tucson, of natural causes.
A native of West Virginia, she was born Dec. 1, 1928, the daughter of the late Charlie and Betty Barker Burton.
She was retired from the manufacturing industry.
Survivors include her husband James Robert Thomas; two sons, Lyle E. Baker, Bossier City, La., Chris M. Baker, Salt Rock, W. Va.; two daughters, Vickie A. Bryan, Huntinton, W. Va., Margaret Polk, Parkersburg, W. Va.; two sisters, Clara Frances Fransworth, Tucson, Eva Hogston, Tucson; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Kentucky New Era
Monday June 15, 1998


February 21, 1926
Burned To Death In Illinois Town
Wife of Jagoe Thomas Formerly Of Trigg Meets Horrible Death
Daughter In Law Of Cadiz Citizen And Trigg County Relatives Attend Funeral
Marcellus Jagoe Thomas, a former popular young man of Trigg county and son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Thomas, of Cadiz, lost his wife by a most horrible death at Christopher, Ill., on Tuesday night of last week.
She sustained burns and injuries when the Thomas home burned at Christopher which caused her death some hours later.
The father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas, Conrad Thomas and Herschel Thomas, brothers of Mr. Thomas, of Trigg county, and another brother, William S. Thomas, and wife of Hopkinsville, left here on Thursday morning and motored to Christopher to attend the funeral and burial.
Funeral took place Saturday morning at the First Baptist church in Christopher, a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives being present, and burial followed Saturday afternoon at Benton, Ill.
They reached their homes Sunday afternoon.
Young Mr. Thomas has hosts of relatives and friends in Trigg county will sympathize with him in the sad bereavement that has befallen him.
The Christopher, Ill. PROGRESS of last Thursday, February 18th, gives the following detailed account of the death of Mrs. Thomas and the circumstances leading up to it.
A most deplorable tragedy which plunged the city of Christopher into a concord of sorrow occurred Tuesday night about midnight when the home of M. J. Thomas, 809 South Emma street, burned and the death of Mrs. Thomas was brought about as a result of injuries she received from the flames while she was trying to escape from the burning building.
The blaze was probably discovered from the outside by Richard Shoof, who lives on Thomas street, almost directly behind the former home of the Thomas's. As he drove his car into the garage shortly before midnight he observed sparks coming from the roof of the house and thought at the time that they were coming from the chimney. He decided to put his car in the garage and go over and warm Mrs. Thomas of the danger. On coming out of the garage he was amazed to see the fire shooting from the entire front of the house. He quickly ran to the telephone and turned in the fire alarm. He then went to the scene of the fire.
The fire department soon had the blaze under control and no damage was done to the adjacent residence except a severe scorching and cracking of window panes. Thomas' house and all its contents were completely destroyed.
In the meantime the large crowd which had assembled sorrowfully received the word that Mrs. Thomas and her 17 month old daughter, Marcella had been seriously burned while escaping from the inferno.
Mr. Thomas is a storekeeper for Old Ben Corporation and had recently been transferred to watchman at the Old National because of the closing down of some of the mines. He had been working from midnight until the preceding Sunday when he changed shifts, beginning work at noon and coming home at midnight.
On the night of the tragedy Mrs. Thomas had retired early rather than wait up for her husband's coming. According to the best story she could give, she woke up to find the house on fire. She slipped on her shoes and a pair on the baby and then wrapping the child in its feather mattress, attempted to escape thru the front door. She had trouble unlocking the door and almost before she could realize what had happened she found herself trapped in a mass of flame. Apparently a grim determination to save her baby at any cost saved her and the child from death then and there.
She finally got the door open and running out fell from the porch to the ground. Her gown and hair were in flames. Mrs. Walter Burklow who had just arrived home from Benton was attracted by her screams and hastened to her relief. She took charge of Marcella and her husband carried Mrs. Thomas to their home. Medical aid was summoned and all-----.
By this time several of the neighbors had been awakened and had reached the scene. They aroused the family of A. E. Townsend whose home was only a few yards from the Thomas house, only a driveway and a few feet on each side between the houses. Some little difficulty was encounters in waking up this family who were deeply wrapped in slumber.
The Thomas house was now a mass of flames from one end to the other. It was seen that efforts to save the burning house or any of its contents would be van and the men who had assembled began emptying the house which was not afire. In a few minutes all the household goods had been safely deposited in the yard with very little damage except that usually occasioned by hurried moving.
When he arrived he first observed Mrs. Thomas at some distance up the ----- was done that could be done to relieve her suffering and that of the little girl and to save the life of the mother who had offered the extreme sacrifice of mother love. It was found that Marcella was painfully but not seriously burned.
Both were later removed to the home of Mrs. Olive Leitch, 410 North Emma street, where at three o'clock Thursday morning Mrs. Thomas passed from this earth to receive her reward at the hands of Him whose mission on this earth was to die that others might live.
Mrs. Thomas; maiden name was Minnie Olive Leitch. She was born July 15, 1905, at Spencer, Indiana. She with her family moved to Christopher about seven years ago.
On May 22, 1920 she was united in marriage to Marcellus J. Thomas, of Christopher. A daughter, Marcella was born to them September 30, 1924. They bought the home which was destroyed Tuesday night shortly after their marriage and had devoted themselves faithfully to their home, each other and to their daughter.
The father of the deceased preceded her in death about eighteen months ago. She leaves to mourn her untimely and apparently cruel departure from the earth her husband and daughter, mother and three sisters, Mrs. Lyda McMann, o9f Westville; Mrs. Joe Rigo, of Valier, and Miss Billie Leitch, of Christopher. It would be entirely appropriate to mention also her brother in law, Raymond Thomas, who has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas most of the time since their marriage, and who loved the deceased with all the devotion of a full brother.
It is useless to indulge the eulogy of the departed. Her life was exemplary and made beautiful by her friendly and ineffective simplicity. Her sacrificial death was the crowning glory of her life. May she rest peacefully and live long in the memory of those who loved her.
Cadiz REcord


Mrs B.I. Thomas Called to Reward
One of Trigg County's Most Gracious Ladies Dies Following Illness,
Host of friends Left to Mourn Passing Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 7, 1940 for Mrs Lula Vinson Thomas, 71, wife of B.I. Thomas, Gracey, who died Tuesday at the Jennie Stuart Hospital, Hopkinsville, after an
illness of some duration.
Mrs Thomas was one of Trigg county's most gracious ladies, and the many friends she had made during her span of years of gracious and Christian living held her in a glorious esteem won only by a choice few on this earth. She always took an active part in church affairs, having united with the Baptist faith early in life. She held a belief in all that was right all that was good and kind and strong, and the life she lived was in perfect accord with that of which she believed.
Mrs Thomas was born April 3, 1869, the daughter of Henry C and Mary Catherine Vinson one of Trigg county's pioneer families. Practically her entire life was spent in Trigg county and her many friendships date from the time her life began among those she loved.
On December 25, 1895, she was married to B.I. Thomas also of this county. To this union were born seven children all of whom survive. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Gracey West Union Baptist Church and is remembered by all of her untiring efforts for her Creator.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Gracey West Union Baptist church, with Rev. J.J. Jenkins, the
pastor, conducting. Assisting were Rev. E.E. Spickard, Lewisburg, Ky, a former pastor, and Rev. L.E. Martin, pastor
of the Second Baptist Church, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Besides the husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs J. William Stewart, Mrs C.E. Wright, Mrs Archer Haydon, Mrs Marion Ladd; three sons, Clifford, Henry V, and Clyde S. Thomas, and nine grand children. Also surviving are three brothers; A.T. Vinson, Gracey; John R Vinson, Cadiz; and Clyde H. Vinson, Hopkinsville. People from out of the county who attended the funeral included, Rev. E. E. Spickard,
Lewisburg, Ky, Mrs Guy Nabb, Bill Bob Nabb and Mrs Lawson Poindexter, Trenton, Ky, Rev. L.E. Martin, J.F. Bell,
city commissioner. Hal Johnson, Phil E. Chappell, Herman Cox, Clyde H Vinson, Mr and Mrs Jim Adams, Mr and Mrs
Lander Meacham, Mrs James Sholar, Mrs Mark Dillard, Miss Ethel Golladay, all of Hopkinsville.
Cadiz Record Mar


In Memory of Little Martha Thomas
The death angel visited the home of Mr and Mrs. Lee BRANDON on the 25th of December and plucked from it one of
its brightest flowers. -- little Martha Thomas. She was just eleven months old. Throat trouble caused her death. Weep
not, father and mother, for our loss is her gain for she has left this troublesome world and gone to dwell in that higher
Our little daughter is sleeping,
In a lone and silent grave,
Blessed be the Lord that taketh,
Blessed be the Lord that gave.
Around her little grave we linger,
Until the setting sun was low
Feeling all our love had perished
With the flower we cherished so.
A precious one from us is gone,
Her place can never be filled,
Her face was once so warm
But now is cold and still
A face from us has gone;
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our heart
Which never can be filled
When we see a precious blossom
That we tended with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom
How our hearts almost despair
Go to thy rent fair child
Go to thy defenseless bird,
Gentle and meek and mild
With blessings on they head
Cadiz Record Jan 26, 1905


April 12, 1925
Pneumonia Fatal To Mrs. Richard Thomas
Daughter Of Esq. Sivills And Two Weeks Old Baby Among Survivors
Mrs. Effie Thomas, wife of Mr. R. E. Thomas, of Donaldson, and who is rural mail carrier on route nine, died Sunday night at the family home on Donaldson, of pneumonia and other complications. Mrs. Thomas had been ill for more than two weeks.
Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Sivills, of the Skinner's Spring section, and was about forty years of age. She was married to Mr. Thomas just a little more than four years ago, and an infant two weeks of age and another child two years of age are bereft of a mother's tender care.
Mrs. Thomas was a splendid woman, a good neighbor and a devoted wife and mother, and her untimely death is mourned by the entire community where she was so much loved.
Funeral and burial took place Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the Chewning grave yard near Carr's Store in the southern section of the county.
April 26, 1925
Cadiz REcord

Services for Sara W. Thomas, 94, Barkley Lake Court, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. Thomas W. Eblen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral Friday at the funeral home.
She died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at her home.
A native of Christian County, she was born Feb. 7, 1902, daughter of the late Frank B. White and the late Chris "Queet" White Brandon. She was an occupational therapist, having worked for 40 years at Western State Hospital, and a member of First United Methodist Church. Her husband, James Earl Thomas, died in 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy J. Thomas and Mrs. Malcolm (Mary) King, both of Hopkinsville; a brother, Chris Brandon Jr., Trenton; a sister, Kathleen McClure, Columbus, Ohio; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


S.W. Thomas Dies Thursday
Resident of Trigg Furnace Called to Reward Was 87 Years of Age
Funeral and burial was held Thursday, February 22 for Seth W. Thomas, 87 year old resident of Trigg Furnace
neighborhood who died shortly after midnight Wednesday.
Mr THOMAS, the son of S.W. THOMAS had lived a long and useful life in this county. His parents were among the early settlers of the county, the father coming from Virginia and the mother from Tennessee.
He was married two times, the firsT to Miss Lilly CURLIN and second to Miss Mary SIMS. Both have preceded him to the grave.
Death was attributed to complications of flu and pneumonia. He was a member of the Siloam church and burial took place near the place where he had served his Master for so many years.
Four surviving children by his second marriage include: Fay THOMAS, of this county; Fount THOMAS, Detroit,
Mich.; Piffer THOMAS, Madisonville and Mrs King HALL, Gracey, OTIS, another son, died 14 years ago. Also
surviving are 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.Cadiz Record - 22 Feb 1940


:The Times-Leader
Princeton, Ky.
Oct 14, 2000
Sudie L. Ricks Thomas, 83 of Cadiz, Ky. died Wednesday, Oct 11, 2000 at 1 p.m. at her home of natural causes.
A homemaker and member of Akron Baptist Temple, she was born Feb. 12, 1917 in Trigg County, Ky. a daughter of the late John and Florence Ricks.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Earlie Preston Ricks ; and three sisters, Pearl Wyatt, Beatrice Sivells and Myrt Wyatt.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years Herschel Thomas ; three sisters, Mable Burns and Mary Louis Kem, both of Princeton, and Eula Carr of Trigg County ; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services Sat. Oct 14, 2000 at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz with the Rev Irvin Darnell officiating.
Burial in East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Ky.

Wickliffe, Ky., March 29 -(Special)-Funeral services for Walter (Hal) Thomas, 78, who died Friday at his home here,
will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. At the Ryan-Cocke funeral home.
Mr. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. N.
Daugherty, East St. Louis, Ill., and Mr. F. C. Stiles, Kansas City Mo.; three sons, Irby F., Nashville Tenn., Wallace A., St. Louis, Mo., and Guy L. Thomas, Kansas City; and five grandchildren. Burial will be in the Elsey cemetery, Carlisle county.
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