Thomas was born on 10 February 1866 at Kirkbride, Cumberland, to parents John B Sowerby, a railway station master (1881), and Sarah Story.
He married Adah Winifred Howard (1885-1961) in the summer of 1918 at Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Birth records identify one child.
- Geoffrey Howard (1923-2002) – served in the Royal Artillery in WW2
Thomas died on 21 May 1944 at Louth, Lincolnshire.
- 1891 Sheffield II
- 1893 Glasgow II
- 1894 Church Gresley
- 1897 Wrockwardinewood
- 1900 Wakefield II
- 1904 Southport III
- 1911 Hereford
- 1915 Newcastle II
- 1918 Filey
- 1919 Manchester V
- 1922 Chorley
- 1926 Hull IV
- 1927 Louth
- 1935 Louth (Sup)
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: There was no obituary for this minister.