Thomas Family Tree

Walter Thomas (1871 - 1937)

van den Boom

Walter Thomas was the son of Walter Thomas and Maria Louiza van den Boom.

Walter was born on Sunday 31 December 1871 in Ravenhead, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

Walter married Medina Hopkinson on Friday 29 May 1896 in the Register Office, Solihull, Warwickshire.
The witnesses at the marriage were E.Thompson and Frank Glen Thompson.
Walter was 24 years old and Medina was 25 years old when they married.

He had the following children from his marriage to Medina Hopkinson:

- Rhoda Isabella Thomas

born on 15 November 1896 in 16, Humbert Street, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.

- Muriel Medina Thomas

born on 14 September 1901 in a house in Liverpool Silver and Copper Companys Yard, Widnes, Lancashire.

- Walter Cyril Thomas

born on 26 June 1905 in a house in Liverpool Silver and Copper Companys Yard, Widnes, Lancashire.

- Miriam Cleasina Thomas

born on 13 September 1908 in 57, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.

The places where he lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1871    Ravenhead, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 1. 
1881    85, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.  Census Data. 
1891    100 Albert Road, Jarrow, Durham.  Census Data. 
1896    43, Fernley Road, Sparkhill, Solihill, Warwickshire.  Note 2. 
1896    16, Humbert Street, Jarrow, South Shields and Durham.  Note 3. 
1901    10, Railway Street, Garston, Lancashire. (See 'Pictures' link above).  Census Data. 
1901  1905  Liverpool Silver and Copper Companys Yard, Widnes, Lancashire.  Note 4. 
1908    57, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.  Note 5. 
1911    71, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.  Census Data. 
1937    Bryn-Gwyn, Darley Bridge, South Darley, Matlock, Derbyshire.  Note 6. 

Walter was a Copper Refiner, Chemical Metalurgist, Timekeeper, Foreman and Lead Smelter.

Walter died when he was 65 years old, on Sunday 12 September 1937 in Whitworth Hospital, Darley Lane, Matlock.   The cause of his death was Bronchopneumonia and Chronic Bronchitis.   W.C.Thomas (his son) was the informant of his death.

He was buried in 1937 in Widnes, Lancashire.

See 'Documents' link above to view a copy of testimonial from Jas A. McFarlane (Manager of Grange Metal Works, Rio Tinto Co.) for Walter Thomas written on 17th Jan 1896.

His gravestone (see 'Pictures' link above) had the following inscription:

In Loving Memory of
Beloved husband of Medina Thomas
Died Sep. 12th 1937, aged 65 years
Always Remembered
Also Muriel Medina, their beloved daughter
Died May 26th 1906, aged 4 years
Also Elizabeth Hopkinson
Died Feb. 17th 1921, aged 87 years
Also the above Medina Thomas
Died Sep 30th 1946, aged 76 Years

Notes - Sources of information:
1. Birth Certificate.
2. Marriage Certificate.
3. Birth Certificate of his daughter Rhoda Isabella.
4. Birth Certificate of his children Muriel Medina and Walter Cyril.
5. Birth Certificate of his daughter Miriam Clesina.
6. Death Certificate.

Census Data:

Year Address
1881 85, Oxford Street, Windle, St Helens, Lancashire.
1891 100 Albert Road, Jarrow, Durham.
1901 10, Railway Street, Garston, Lancashire.
1911 71, Highfield Road, Widnes, Lancashire.