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  • ID: I00050
  • Name: John Bennet Thomas 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: JUN 1888 in FORT SMITH, SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES
  • Occupation: 1910 LABOR--FORT SMITH COMPRESS COMPANY
  • Residence: 1910 ROOM--12 WEST FORT SMITH
  • Religion: BAPTIST
  • Reference Number: 50
  • ADDR: (Room) 648 South 4th
    723 North 5th
    Muskogee
    Oklahoma
    74401
    Muskogee
  • Note:

    1900 United States Federal Census

    Name: John Thomas
    Home in 1900: Fort Smith Ward 4, Sebastian, Arkansas
    Age: 12
    Estimated birth year: abt 1888
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relationship to head-of-house: Son
    Father's name: John
    Mother's name: Emie
    Race: Black
    Occupation: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Thomas 41
    Emie Thomas 44
    Minnie Calvin 16
    Francis Thomas 14
    John Thomas 12


    Posted November 9th, 2007 by Tammie Miller

    FIREBUGS START A $300,000 FIRE AT FT. SMITH

    Ft. Smith, Ark., May 17.--Fire here today destroyed the Ft. Smith Compress and it's contents of five thousand bales of cotton. The loss is estimated at $300,000, covered by insurance. It is believed that the fire was incendiary origin as the flames broke out simultaneously in a dozen different places in the yard.

    Chillicothe Constitution, Chillicothe, MO 17 May 1909

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    Tuesday, May 18.
    Fire at Fort Smith, Ark., destroyed a compress and 5000 bales of cotton, causing a loss of $300,000.

    Adams County News, Gettysburg, Pa 22 May 1909


    1910 -- FORT SMITH ARK. CITY DIRECTORY

    Thomas, John B. (c), lab., Ft. Smith Compress Co., Residence Room 12 W Ft. Smith.


    1910 United States Federal Census

    Name: John Thomas
    Age in 1910: 23
    Estimated birth year: abt 1887
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Viola
    Home in 1910: Fort Smith Ward 3, Sebastian, Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Thomas 23
    Viola Thomas 20
    Lillian Thomas 2
    Osborne Thomas 4/12






    Father: Rev. John H. Thomas b: MAY 1859 in TENNESSE, UNITED STATES
    Mother: Emmie ???? b: AUG 1855 in TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

    Marriage 1 Viola Coursey b: 21 NOV 1889 in PINE BLUFF, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES
    • Married: 5 AUG 1907 in FORT SMITH, SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES 3
    • Note:

      State of Arkansas -- County of Sebastian -- Fort Smith District Marriage License----, To Any Person Authorized by law to Solemnize Marriage ---- Greeting: YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to solemnize the rite and publish the banns of Matrimony between Mr. John B. Thomas of Fort Smith in the County of Sebastian State of Arkansas, age 21 years, and Mis Viola Cousey of Fort Smith in the County of Sebastian State of Arkansas age 18 years, according to law, and do you officially sign and return this license to the parties herein named. Witness my hand and official seal this 5th day of Aug. 1907----J.W. Reed County clerk -- By Mont B Sims Deputy Clerk.



      *
    Children
    1. Has Children Osburne (pere) (Rev. O.V. Madison) Thomas b: 26 NOV 1909 in CHOCTAW AVE. (OVER BY POTEAU BRIDGE) -- FORT SMITH, SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES
    2. Has No Children Lillian Thomas b: 20 JAN 1908 in FORT SMITH, SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES
    3. Has No Children Harrison Thomas b: 11 NOV 1911 in FORT SMITH, SEBASTIAN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, UNITED STATES

    Sources:
    1. 1900 United States Federal Census

      Name: John Thomas
      Home in 1900: Fort Smith Ward 4, Sebastian, Arkansas
      Age: 12
      Estimated birth year: abt 1888
      Birthplace: Arkansas
      Relationship to head-of-house: Son
      Father's name: John
      Mother's name: Emie
      Race: Black
      Occupation: View image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Thomas 41
      Emie Thomas 44
      Minnie Calvin 16
      Francis Thomas 14
      John Thomas 12.
    2. 1910 United States Federal Census

      Name: John Thomas
      Age in 1910: 23
      Estimated birth year: abt 1887
      Birthplace: Arkansas
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
      Spouse's name: Viola
      Home in 1910: Fort Smith Ward 3, Sebastian, Arkansas
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: Black
      Gender: Male
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Thomas 23
      Viola Thomas 20
      Lillian Thomas 2
      Osborne Thomas 4/12.
    3. State of Arkansas -- County of Sebastian -- Fort Smith District Marriage License----, To Any Person Authorized by law to Solemnize Marriage ---- Greeting: YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to solemnize the rite and publish the banns of Matrimony between Mr. John B. Thomas of Fort Smith in the County of Sebastian State of Arkansas, age 21 years, and Mis Viola Cousey of Fort Smith in the County of Sebastian State of Arkansas age 18 years, according to law, and do you officially sign and return this license to the parties herein named. Witness my hand and official seal this 5th day of Aug. 1907----J.W. Reed County clerk -- By Mont B Sims Deputy Clerk.

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