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Major John W. Thomas

Major John W. Thomas

Male 1830 - 1906

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  • Title  Major 
    Born  24 Aug 1830  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Feb 1906  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Person ID  I716  Nashville
    Last Modified  30 Aug 2010 

    Family 1  Elizabeth Thomas,   b. abt. 1840, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876 
    Married  1852  [2, 6
    Children 
    >1. John W. Thomas, Jr.,   b. 24 Aug 1856, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1913, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ellen Thomas,   b. abt. 1862, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Aug 2010 
    Family ID  F239  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Evelina DeBow 
    Married  14 May 1891  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Last Modified  30 Aug 2010 
    Family ID  F240  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John W. Thomas
    John W. Thomas
    Photo from Centennial Album of Nashville, Tennessee: Containing Exposition Buildings, Officers of the Exposition, Representative Citizens, Public Buildings, Business Houses, and Private Residences. Nashville: J. Prousnitzer & Co, 1896.
    Memorial in Centennial Park: John W. Thomas Sr.
    Memorial in Centennial Park: John W. Thomas Sr.
    Photo taken by Flikr user http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/

  • Notes 
    • President of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition [6]
    • President of the Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railroad [6]
    • There is a book written about the memorial dedicated to him in Centennial Park - John W. Thomas: A Memorial. Nashville, Tenn: Press of Ambrose & Boselman co, 1906.

  • Sources 
    1. [S148] Obituary: John W. Thomas. Railway Age Gazette 41.7 (1906): 265. Google Books. http://is.gd/eMDcO.

    2. [S149] Allison, John. Notable Men of Tennessee: Personal and Genealogical, with Portraits. Atlanta: Southern historical Association, 1905. Google Books. http://books.google.com/books?id=Fag-AAAAYAAJ.

    3. [S151] 1870 US Census.
      Davidson County, Tennessee -- Ward 10, pg. 60, Family #419 - http://is.gd/eMFnE

    4. [S145] Blackstock, Towner. Delta Chapter at Union University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1851-1861 and 1870-1873. Archives: Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, Aug. 2006. http://fiji.hea.biz/history/Articles/Union2.htm.
      appears to mix the death date of John W. Thomas Jr. & Sr.? Obit of Jr. from the Confederate Veteran has Sr.'s death year as 1906.

    5. [S147] Obituary: John W. Thomas Jr. Confederate Veteran 22.3 (1914): 133. Google Books. http://is.gd/eMBZZ.

    6. [S145] Blackstock, Towner. Delta Chapter at Union University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1851-1861 and 1870-1873. Archives: Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, Aug. 2006. http://fiji.hea.biz/history/Articles/Union2.htm.

    7. [S7] Marriages Recorded in Nashville, 1864-1905 , (http://library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_lochisindexes.asp#marriages).