BioA: Thomas, D. A. (Golden - 1930)

Contact:  Ken Wood




----Source: Marshfield News Herald Tuesday February 25, 1930


Thomas, D. A. February 24, 1880




Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Thomas Celebrate Saturday With Dinner and Program


Loyal, Feb 25--Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Thomas, residents of this community the past 40 years, who were married Feb. 24, 1880, at Crystal Plains, Kansas, were honored guests Saturday at a golden wedding celebration at their home.


Dinner was served at noon at tables decorated in yellow and white, with a beautiful cake as a center piece. A white wedding bell was suspended above the table, and gold-colored streamers added to the festive appearance of the room. Daffodils and narcissus were included in the decorations.


Children Present


Covers were laid for 42, among those present being the two children of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Principal J. R. Thomas of the Loyal high school, and Mrs. George Fisher, Spokeville, together with Mr. Fisher and their three children, Miss Norma, who is employed in a beauty shop at Marshfield, and Hazel and Thomas, students at the local high school.


After dinner a pleasing program of entertainment was presented. Miss Elma Prior played piano selection, community singing was led by J. M. Philpott, and readings were given by Mrs. George Tucker, Mrs. Rose Frasier, Mrs. John Chesterman, Mrs. Minnie Church, Mrs. Mary Welsh, and Mrs. Cora Cannon.


Receive Many Gifts


The honor guests were the recipients of many appropriate gifts, among them gold coins and a beautiful bouquet of roses and carnations, sent by the Eastern Star chapter, with which Mrs. Thomas is affiliated. She is also a member of the Royal Neighbor camp, of the W. T. C. U., and of the Methodist Episcopal church and various women's organizations of the congregation. Mr. Thomas is a member of the Masonic order.


Mr. Thomas was born in 1856 at Plattsburg, N. Y., and Mrs. Thomas was born Oct. 5, 1861 at Winona, Minn. Following their marriage in Crystal Plains, Kansas, they resided in that community until 1890, when they came to Clark county and settled on a farm near Spokeville. In 1902 they retired from farming and have since made their home in the village, where they have both taken an active part in the welfare of the community.



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