Thomas was born on 6 June 1855 at Luton, Bedfordshire, to parents Thomas, a straw manufacturer, and Ann.Thomas arrived in the USA on 17 November 1881.
He married Bertha Walker (1852-1933) in early 1881 in the Mile End Old Town Registration District, London. Records identify four children.
Thomas Oliver (1881-1954) – a daily paper manager (1920)
Elsie Amelia (b1882) – married Carl Vernon Weller, a university teacher (1920), in 1913
Alaric’s Erasmus (1885-1899)
Arthur Wycliff (1887-1975) – a newspaper publisher (1920)
Thomas died on 4 March 1889 at Saint Clair, Michigan, USA.
- 1877 Newport, Isle of Wight
- 1879 Raunds
- 1881 Luton I
- 1882 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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