Thomas Family Tree

John Thomas (1860 - 1938)

 
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Maria
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Van Den Boom
John
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Annie
Elizabeth
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Walter
James
Thomas
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Olive
Margaret
Thomas
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Hubert
David
Thomas
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Elizabeth
Thomas
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Annie
Thomas
 


John Thomas was the son of Walter Thomas and Maria Louiza Van Den Boom.

John was born on Monday 17 December 1860 in Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.

John married Annie Elizabeth Ambrose on Monday 15 June 1885 in the Parish Church, Huyton, Prescot, near St Helens, Liverpool, Lancashire.
The witnesses at the marriage were Joseph Ambrose (Annie's brother), Sarah Ann Mayor (Annie's niece) and Margaret Elizabeth Mayor (Annie's niece).
John was 25 years old and Annie was 27 years old when they married.

He had the following children from his marriage to Annie Elizabeth Ambrose:

- Walter James Thomas

born on 29 April 1887 at 90, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Olive Margaret Thomas

born on 29 January 1889 at 85, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Hubert David Thomas

born on 30 December 1889 at 6, Suffolk Street, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.

- Elizabeth Thomas

born on 26 January 1891 at 100, Albert Road, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.

- Annie Thomas

born on 26 January 1891 at 100, Albert Road, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.

The places where he lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1860    Poolton cum Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 1. 
1861    Oak Dale, Poolton cum Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 2. 
1871    1, Bibbys Works, West Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 3. 
1881    85, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 4. 
1885    Huyton, Prescot, near St Helens, Liverpool, Lancashire.  Note 5. 
1887    90, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 6. 
1889    85, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 7. 
1889    6, Suffolk Street, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.  Note 8. 
1891    100, Albert Road, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.  Notes 9 & 10. 
1901    40, Fernley Road, Yardley, Worcestershire (now part of Birmingham).  Note 11. 
1911  1912  371, Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.  Note 12. 
1916  1934  241, Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.  Note 13. 
1938    56, Fitz Roy Avenue, Harborne, Birmingham.  Note 14. 

John was a Copper Refiner (Journeyman) and later Foreman.

John died when he was 78 years old, on Sunday 18 December 1938 in 56, Fitz Roy Avenue, Harborne, Birmingham.   The cause of his death was Uraemia, Chronic Nephictis, Myocardial degeneration.   H.D.Thomas (his son) was the informant of his death.

He was buried in 1938 in St Peter's Church, Harborne, Birmingham.

Whilst in Jarrow, he is thought to have been working at the Rio Tinto Company Limited, Copper Smelters, Grange Metal Works, Western Road, where the manager was James A. McFarlane. His brother Walter is also thought to have been working there at the time. Later, he moved to Birmingham to take charge of the copper refinery at the Allen Everitt & Sons Works, Bridge Street Smethwick (now called Yorkshire Imperial Metals).

Notes - Sources of information:
1. Birth Certificate.
2. See 1861 Census.
3. See 1871 Census.
4. See 1881 Census.
5. Marriage Certificate.
6. Birth Certificate of his son Walter James.
7. Birth Certificate of his daughter Olive Margaret.
8. Birth Certificate of his son Hubert David.
9. Birth Certificate of his daughters Elizabeth and Annie.
10. See 1891 Census.
11. See 1901 Census.
12. Census Data, and a notebook belonging to H.D.Thomas.
13. His daughter Olive's marriage certificate and his wife Annie's death certificate.
14. Death Certificate.

Census Data:

Year Address
1861 Oak Dale, Poolton cum Seacombe.
1871 1, Bibbys Works, West Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.
1881 85, Oxford Street, Windle, St Helens, Lancashire.
1891 100 Albert Road, Jarrow, Durham.
1901 40, Fernley Road, Yardley, Worcestershire (now part of Birmingham).
1911 371, Rotton Park Road, Birmingham.