Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906
P. George Thomas was born at Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., N. Y., Feb. 3, 1833. His parents, John and Susan L.
(Maxon) Thomas, were born in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. His grandfather Peleg G. and his father George Thomas
were born in Rhode Island, the former a soldier in the war of 1812, and the latter an officer in the Revolutionary
war. Jairus Maxon, father of Mrs. Thomas, was a Lieutenant in the war of 1812. John Thomas and his family settled
in Brookfield Township in 1864 on land now owned by our subject, on section 33, where the father died in 1881,
aged eighty years. His widow yet survives and lives on the homestead with her son. P. George Thomas, whose name
heads this sketch, and his brother Charles, now living in Seneca, came to this county in 1858. George has followed
farming since coming here. The first nine years he managed the farm of his uncle, George P. Maxon, on section 2,
of this township. He was married Dec. 31, 1862, to Jane Farrell, daughter of James and Nancy Farrell, who now reside
at Fall River, this county, where they settled in 1857. Mrs. Thomas was born in Barron County, Ky., Jan. 4, 1836.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have had three children, two of whom are living - Philip D. and Alida, both at home. The eldest
child died in infancy. In politics Mr. Thomas affiliates with the Democratic party. He is a member of Seneca Lodge,
No. 532, A. F. & A. M. He has been Township Assessor, which position he has held almost continuously for the
past nineteen years. He has also served as Commissioner for six years, School Treasurer sixteen years and School
Director many years. Oar subject has five brothers and two sisters living-Mrs. Indiana Grossbeck, Rensselaer County,
N. Y.; John A., Meriden, Conn.; Charles H. R, a druggist at Seneca; Frederick, a farmer at Brookfield; Frank M.,
in railroad office, Seneca; WiIliam J., clerking with his brother Charles H. R.; and Mrs. Fanny M. Weidman, a resident
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.