Biography of Cassius B. Thomas
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Thomas, Cassius B., was born at Greenfield, Saratoga county, August 17, 1848, and has resided in Saratoga Springs since he was twelve years of age. He was educated in the schools of this village and then entered the post-office as assistant postmaster, which position he occupied until he went into the coal business, forming the firm of Thomas & Brown in 1879. In 1890 Mr. Brown sold out and the firm is now composed of Cassius B. Thomas, Eugene Wiswall and Henry W. Keith. Mr. Thomas has several important interests in Saratoga Springs. including a large ice business, the Peerless Magnetic Spring and the celebrated baths conducted in connection therewith, and he is also a director in the Citizens' National Bank and is a prominent Mason. In 1894 he was elected on the school board, re-elected in 1897 and was president of the board during the years 1896 and 1897. In 1870 Mr. Thomas married Sarah M., daughter of Amasa Keith of Saratoga Springs, and their children are Mary, Sylvia, Harry and Cassius B. Thomas, jr. Harry Thomas is a corporal in Company L, Second New York Volunteers, and is serving with his regiment at the front. Cassius B. Thomas, the subject, is a son of Felix and Hannah (Ballow) Thomas. Seth Thomas, his grandfather, came to Washington county, N. Y., from Rhode Island; he served as a soldier in the war of 1812, and was a native of Rhode Island, where his people had lived for generations. Mr. Thomas is also a director and treasurer of the Saratoga Atheneum, and managing director of the Saratoga Floral Association.


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