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87. William Alexander THOMAS was born on 14 May 1847 in Tennessee.58 He died on 26 November 1926 at the age of 79 in Fannin County, Texas.79

I have never been able to find the family in 1880.


1900 Census. Justice Prec 4, Fannin Co TX Hh 190
William A. Thomas, b. May 1847, age 53, married 30 years, b. TN, father b. VA, mother b. NC; Grocer
Mollie, wife, b. Dec 1851, age 48, had 7 children, 4 are living, b. TN, parents b. NC
Eddie B., son, b. May 1882, age 18
Iria B., son, b. Oct 1883, age 17
Murtle, dau, b. Apr 1888, age 12
Ruffus Book, boarder, b. May 1882, age 18


1910 Census. Prec. 4, Gober, Fannin Co TX Hh 289
Wm. A. Thomas Sen. age 62, married 1 time for 40 years. Born TN, father b. VA, mother b. NC
Mollie, wife, age 58. 7 children, 4 living. b. TN, parents b. TN

1920 Census. Bonham City Ward 2, Fannin Co, TX Hh 377
William A Thomas, age 73, b. TN
Mollie, wife, age 68, b. TN

Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin Co, TX
William A. Thomas, b. 14 May 1847, d. 26 Nov 1926.
Mollie J. Thomas, b. 15 Dec 1851, d. 11 Oct 1926

Texas Death Certificate for William Alexander Thomas, Bonham, Fannin Co. #38096.
He was widowed. Born 14 May 1847 in Tennessee, and 79 years, 7 months, and 11 days at his death, 26 Nov 1926. Cause of death says "Died Instantly". He was Farmer. His father was W. A. Thomas, born Virginia; mother was Hanna Graves, b. NC. W. A. Thomas Jr. of Dallas was the informant. He was buried Willow Wild Cemetery.

Texas Death Certificate for Mollie Thomas, Bonham, Fannin Co, #34774 has the same dates of birth and death as her grave marker. She was married at the time of her death. Died of angina pectoris [heart attack] Father stated as Elija Nelson. The informant was Mrs. Joe H. Hooper of Dallas.

There must have been an eldest son named William A. Thomas Jr.
1920 Census, Prec 1, Dallas City, Dallas, TX
William A. Thomas, age 45, b. TX [born about 1875]
Katherine, wife, age 39, b. TX
Sibling Mayo, stepson, age 12, b. TX

His name was actually William Albert Thomas. Texas Death Certificate #1458.
Residence was 4336 Avondale, Dallas - he had lived in Dallas for 35 years. He died at Baylor Hospital and was married. Born 28 Jul 1876, died 27 Jan 1946 - heart attack. He was an Internal Revenue Collector. His father was W. A. Thomas; his mother Mollie Nelson. Dick Rayburn of Dallas was the informant. He was buried Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas.

William Alexander THOMAS and Mollie J. NELSON were married circa 1868. Mollie J. NELSON was born on 15 December 1851. She died on 11 October 1926 at the age of 74 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.

William Alexander THOMAS and Mollie J. NELSON had the following children:

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William Albert THOMAS was born on 28 July 1876. He died on 27 January 1946 at the age of 69 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

There must have been an eldest son named William A. Thomas Jr.
1920 Census, Prec 1, Dallas City, Dallas, TX
William A. Thomas, age 45, b. TX [born about 1875]
Katherine, wife, age 39, b. TX
Sibling Mayo, stepson, age 12, b. TX

Dallas Morning News, 4 Jan 1941
First Income Tax Payment
The first Federal income taxpayer of the year was C. S. Holderness, left [there was an accompanying picture], 6247 Richmond, vice-president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association, who is pictured here paying the taxes for the association to Internal Revenue Collector W. A. Thomas, Friday. Individual blanks were placed in the mail during the night Thursday and individual payers will begin paying in a few days, Thomas predicted.
Note: These two men were first cousins once removed.


His name was actually William Albert Thomas. Texas Death Certificate #1458.
Residence was 4336 Avondale, Dallas - he had lived in Dallas for 35 years. He died at Baylor Hospital and was married. Born 28 Jul 1876, died 27 Jan 1946 - heart attack. He was an Internal Revenue Collector. His father was W. A. Thomas; his mother Mollie Nelson. Dick Rayburn of Dallas was the informant. He was buried Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas.

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Eddie B. THOMAS was born in May 1882 in Texas.

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iii.

Ira B. THOMAS was born on 26 October 1884 in Texas. He died on 16 September 1904 at the age of 19 in Fannin County, Texas.

On FindAGrave.com.
Buried Gober Cemetery, Fannin Co, TX
Ira Thomas, b. 26 Oct 1884, d. 16 Sep 1904
Son of W.A. and M Thomas

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Myrtle THOMAS was born in April 1888 in Texas.