Biography of E. F. Thomas
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Thomas, E. F., son of John D. and Susan Thomas, was born at Salladasburg, Pa., in 1866. He was educated in the common schools and remained at home until eighteen years of age. Immediately after completing his education he engaged in the paper business in a large mill at Conowingo, Md., controlled by the Conowingo Paper Co. After three years at this place he accepted a position at Yorkhaven, Pa., in the same line of business and remained there two years. Five years ago he came to Felt's Mills and entered the employ of the Taggart Paper Co., where he holds the responsible position of the entire charge of the machinery department. In 1889 Mr. Thomas married Kittie B., daughter of Michael Strebler, of Rochester. N. Y., and they have four children: Ruth, Olive, Churchill and Vivian. Mr. Thomas is an enthusiastic lodge man, holding a membership in Bethany Lodge, F. & A. M., of Black River; Genesee Lodge, No. 3, I. O. O. F., of Rochester, and Court Jefferson, No. 1,430, I. O. F., of Felt's Mills, being vice•chief ranger of Court Jefferson. On December 26, 1894, Mr. Thomas had the misfortune to lose his right arm below the elbow through an accident which befel him while adjusting some machinery in connection with the wire friction. He is a young man of good repute, fine business capabilities and a thoroughly reliable citizen.

 

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