Biography of David W. Thomas
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

David W. Thomas ranks among the prosperous farmers and substantial citizens of Knox Township, where he was born Oct. 13, 1858. He is the son of Eli and Rachel (Bushman) Thomas.

Eli Thomas, deceased, was born in Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio, and at an early age removed to Columbiana County He was the son of Jacob Thomas, an extensive land owner of Knox Township. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Thomas, deceased, were the parents of the following children: David W., the subject of this sketch; Mrs. Sarah Sanor, lives in Knox Township; James M., a sketch of whom appears in this history; George, deceased; Hiram H., lives in Knox Township; Joseph and .Amanda Jane, both deceased; Clara Irene, deceased; and Howard, deceased.

David W. Thomas received his education in the schools of Knox Township, where he has always lived. He purchased his present farm in November, 1891, which is among the attractive farms of Columbiana County. He operates 45 acres of land and for a time had a good grade of stock.

On Sept 25, 1890, Mr. Thomas was married to Miss Rena Magus of West Township, Columbiana County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mangus. Mr. Mangus lives retired. His wife died in March, 1922. To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas six children were born, as follows: Wallace P., lives in Knox Township; Earl R., lives at Homeworth, married Marie L. Johnson, and they have two children, Helen F., and Donald Earl; Virgil L., married Clara E. Stump, and they have a daughter, Kathleen F.; Ray D., lives at home; Arthur M., married Susie L. Borton, lives at Sebring, Ohio, and they have two children, Richard E. and Betty Aline; and Dora
A., the wife of Emmett E. Grimes, lives at Homeworth.

Mr. Thomas and his family are members of United Brethren Church. He has served as a member of the local school board for a number of years and has always taken an active interest in the affairs of his community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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