Biography of Owen Thomas
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





OWEN THOMAS, buyer and dealer in grain and hay, London, was born in Fayette County, Ohio, June 18, 1835. He is a son of Jeremiah Thomas, a native of Virginia, who became a pioneer settler of Fayette County, Ohio. He was a farmer by occupation, and came to Madison County about 1856. Our subject was reared in Fayette County, obtaining only a moderate education. He came to this county when twenty one years of age, and for two years was a farmer of Oak Run Township. In 1859 or 1860, he removed to London, and was in the wholesale and retail grocery business for ten years. Since that time, he has been engaged in his present occupation, which has proven fairly successful. Mr. Thomas is Democratic in politics; served two years in the Village Council, a like number as Village Treasurer, and one year as Treasurer of Union Township. He was married February 14, 1859, to Miss M. G. Farrar, daughter of Henry Farrar, now resident in Marshall County, Kan. Eight children have been given them - Byron, married Jennie, daughter of S. P. McLain, of Range Township; Minnie, Georgie, Nattie, Walter, Farrar, Mary and Glenn H. Mrs. Thomas and the three eldest children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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