San Diego County
MRS. HARRIET (FLOYD) THOMAS
††††††††††† For many years a resident of National City, Mrs. Harriet (Floyd) Thomas is thoroughly informed regarding events that have shaped the history and influenced the development of this part of the state. She is a daughter of Ira and Christiana M. (Bonney) Floyd, who were of Revolutionary stock, the latter a direct descendant of John Robinson who was one of the Pilgrim Fathers. In search of health, Ira Floyd came to Southern California in 1876, establishing a home in National City because his friends, the Kimballs, pioneers of 1869, were residing here at that time, but unfortunately he lived only eight years in his new home. He was the father of nine children, of whom but three survive: Mrs. Anna Zinn, who lives with her sister, Mrs. Thomas, in National City; and Mrs. Carrie Harbison, whose home is also in this city.
††††††††††† In 1902, at National City, Miss Harriet Floyd became the wife of George W. Thomas, who took his bride to the dwelling at 37 East Twenty-seventh street that he had prepared for her, and this has been her home for thirty-one years. Mr. Thomas prospered as a dairyman and farmer and was thus engaged until his death in 1921. Besides his widow, he left a son, Warren Floyd Thomas, born January 15, 1903. The young man had planned a college education but abandoned this at his fatherís death to take charge of the Thomas dairy farm, which he owns, and this property he has since managed successfully. Close study and practical experience have given him a detailed knowledge of his occupation and through modern methods and plenty of hard work he is making this one of the most desirable and valuable ranches in San Diego county. In August, 1929, at Chula Vista, California, he was married to Miss Esther Craft, a graduate of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, and they now have a little daughter, Jean Esther, who is two years of age.
††††††††††† Mrs. Harriet (Floyd) Thomas has a winning personality and those qualities which make for social prominence. She belongs to San Miguel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, to the Olivewood Club and the M. A. B. Club. Her niece, Miss Mary L. Floyd, is a well known educator who has served as principal of the Selma Avenue school in Hollywood, California, for the past twenty-one years.†
Transcribed By:† Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: California of the South Vol. II,† by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 485-486, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles,† Indianapolis.† 1933.
© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.