Biography of A. A. Thomas
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A. A. Thomas, a retired farmer living in Williamsburg, is interested in the financial life of the community as a stockholder in the Williamsburg Savings Bank and in the Farmers Savings Bank. He was born in Troy township, this county, on the 20th of December, 1871, a son of Richard W. and Mary (Richards) Thomas, both natives of Oneida county, New York, where they were reared and married. In the '60s they came to Iowa, locating in Troy township, this county, where the father purchased eighty acres of land. He subsequently added an adjoining eighty acre tract and continued to operate his farm until March, 1910, when he retired and removed to Williamsburg. He passed away in July of that year but was survived by his widow until January, 1911.

A. A. Thomas is indebted to the public schools of this county for his education and after putting aside his textbooks remained at home with his father, assisting him with the work of the farm. When the latter removed to Williamsburg our subject accompanied him and has since resided in this city. He owns a splendid farm in the county and oversees its operation but otherwise is living retired. He is well to do and is recognized as one of the substantial men of Williamsburg. He believes in investing in local enterprises and owns stock in both the Williamsburg Savings Bank and in the Farmers Savings Bank.

Mr. Thomas is a member of Williamsburg Lodge, No. 36, I. O. O. F., and has many friends not only in that organization but in the community at large. He has good business ability and manages his financial interests well and while upon the farm proved to be a progressive and efficient agriculturist.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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