Biography of Alexander J. Thomas
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





ALEXANDER JOSEPH THOMAS was born in Baden, Germany, in 1835, and there was brought up and trained to the occupation of gardening generally and to the work of a florist specially. In 1866 he came to this country and worked nearly two years in Rochester, and then went to Binghamton and was gardener at the old inebriate asylum for four years. He then bought a small farm, worked it three years and sold out, then worked in a florist's garden five years. He èame to Owego in 1879 and started at work on the Pumpelly lot. In 1884 Mr. Thomas bought the land on which his present large and complete green houses stand, and here he has built up a successful business; and his success has been due to his own industry and perseverance. While living in Binghamton Mr. Thomas married Mary Colgan, who died in 1881. In Owego on January 8, 1884, he married Anna Merck, by whom he has four children.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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