Thomas was born 23 March 1846 at Tean, Cheadle, Staffordshire, to parents Thomas a provision dealer, and Mary.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.
- 1861 pupil teacher
- 1871 silk manufacturer’s general manager
- 1881 commercial traveller
- 1891 Baptist minister
The family emigrated to USA in 1892, where Thomas continued as a minister.
He married Jane (Jennie) White (1848-1947) on 19 September 1870 at St Asaph, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Census returns identify one child.
- Willie Edwin (1871-1953) – a mail carrier (1910)
Thomas died on 11 December 1909 at Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa, USA
- 1868 Winsford & Tarporley
- 1869 Kidderminster
- 1871 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers