Monday, January 07, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013, of Bread, Deer and Dead People

Yesterday, while I was off walking, George got pictures of 5 big bucks, all with racks on the pond bank.

I  took the spy camera down and put it on a tree by the salt block.  If we don't get deer pictures, we will probably get some fat goat pics.

The bread turned out great.  I took one loaf to work today and it went over well.  After it set all night, it sliced up really nicely.  And, yes, I used the Kitchen Aid with the bread hook to make it.

Then, dead people.  A descendant of Sam and Mary Thomas Cox contacted me over the weekend.  Mary Thomas was Charlie Thomas' sister and Mama's great aunt.  A picture of that Sam Cox was in those pictures I got from Aunt Leona's grandchildren after Aunt Leona died.  I am hoping he can help identify some of the other pictures.

While checking out all this online, I found an obit for Walter Thomas, brother of Charlie Thomas:
Walter Thomas (-1906)


Posted By: Gail and Dennis Bell
Date: 6/20/2005 at 08:20:27

THE MAXWELL TRIBUNE, Maxwell, Iowa, Thursday, October 25, 1906, page 5, column 5. "DEATH CLAIMS WALTER THOMAS - Walter Thomas, a resident of Zearing, who was for a time a patient at St. Thomas hospital, Marshalltown, and who was later adjudged insane and sent to the asylum at Clarinda, died Saturday night. Mr. Thomas's mental condition was attributed to an injury to his head which he received a few years ago and from which he never recovered. He went to Marshalltown with the intention of being operated on, and soon after his arrival became violently insane. It was necessary to restrain him and he was accordingly sent to the asylum. A post-morteum is being held today to determine the exact cause of his mental affliction, and later the body will be sent to the relatives in Story county. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made."

And on find a grave, I found a photo of the grave marker Elizabeth Brockway Thomas, Charlie's grandmother, in Bokes Creek Cemetery, Delaware Co. Ohio. It says she is the Consort of Lord Thomas.  Helen will be so excited.


Sister--Three said...

Lord Thomas...I always thought that was the weirdest name. It is always nice to have someone contact about family of the past.

The 4th Sister said...

yeah, skipped over most of this post