Posted By: Gary Myers (email)
Date: 3/19/2005 at 22:07:28
Article from Boone County Biographies from 1880 in Marcy Twp:
Thomas THOMAS, restaraunteur, Moingona; was born in South Wales, July 18, 1825, and when 8 years of age commenced school, continuing the same until he was 14 years of age; then engaged in farming and followed the same until the year 1851; he then emigrated to Canada, where he obtained work in a stone quarry; remained there until 1860; then went to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and engaged in coal mining; in 1867 he moved to Illinois, and after a residence there of about nine months he came to MOINGONA, still following coal mining; after two years he opened a butcher shop; remained in that business for seven years and then opened his restaraunt, which he still keeps; he was married in South Wales, December 25, 1850, to Miss Mary Williams; they have a family of three children living: Alfred, John, and Thomas; have lost one: Mary A.
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