Biography of P. George Thomas
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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 of Ottawa.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886