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David C. Thomas 1861-1907


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 9/4/2022 at 11:46:48

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, October 10, 1907
page 1

David C. Thomas was born at Quincy, Illinois, October 12, 1861 and died at Wapello, Iowa, October 3, 1907. Mr. Thomas had been suffering from tuberculosis of the lungs and ears following an attack of La Grippe since last January or February. He had practically been unable to attend to business since about the first part of last May, and he and wife made a trip to Colorado for the benefit of his health during the latter part of the summer, but not improving, he was brought home about the first of September and thereafter gradually grew worse, until his decease. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Colip and to them five children were born, four sons and one daughter, the latter having died in infancy. Of his immediate family he leaves his widow and four sons, his mother, one sister and four brothers.

Mr. Thomas was one of the most prominent business men of the county, having been in the mercantile trade for himself some twenty-three years ago and was patronized very largely within a considerable radius of Wapello, He was a man of sterling integrity, honorable and upright in all his dealings, pleasant, genial and companionable. He was held in the highest esteem by hundreds of his own customers, as well as the customers of his competitors and enjoyed the confidence of all. The funeral services occurred from the home on Sunday morning, October 6, 1907, conducted by Rev. J. E. Newsom, and was attended by the largest assembly of such character ever held in the city. The funeral offerings were profuse and elegantly beautiful. The Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen of America lodges of this city to which Mr. Thomas belonged attended in a body.


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