Thomas was born on 11 December 1876 at Thurmaston, Leicestershire, to parents Robert, a framework knitter, and Mary Ann. He was baptised on 1 February 1877.
The 1891 census return records Thomas as an osier sorter and in 1901 he is a theological student for the PM ministry.
He married Eleanor Rathbone (1885-1953) on 21 August 1906 at Bradshawgate PM Chapel, Leigh, Lancashire.
In the 1939 register, Thomas is recorded as a wholesaler of hairdressing sundries.
Thomas died open 2 August 1941 at Atherton, Lancashire, although his permanent address was in Golders Green, London.
- 1901 Driffield
- 1902 Wallingford
- 1903 Bolton II
- 1905 Howden
- 1908 Barton on Humber
- 1911 Hull I
- 1915 Bradford
- 1918 Scunthorpe
- 1919 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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