Leonard Rees Thomas, 18471934 (aged 86 years)

Leonard Reese Thomas
Name
Leonard Rees /Thomas/
Birth November 30, 1847
MarriageAgnes Anna JanesView this family
February 8, 1871 (aged 23 years)

Birth of a daughterMargaret Lena Thomas
July 18, 1872 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a sonCharles Rees Thomas
June 27, 1874 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Jean Thomas
June 3, 1876 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a sonArchibald Leonard Thomas
August 14, 1880 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a sonWilliam Russell Thomas
August 14, 1880 (aged 32 years)

Birth of a daughterAgnes Ethel Thomas
June 6, 1887 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a grandsonLeonard William Thomas
October 29, 1904 (aged 56 years)

Birth of a granddaughterMarian L Thomas
June 19, 1911 (aged 63 years)
Birth of a grandsonLeonard Alex Graham
February 6, 1912 (aged 64 years)
Birth of a grandsonArchie Leonard Thomas Jr.
September 2, 1913 (aged 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughterLorna May Thomas
January 13, 1914 (aged 66 years)

Birth of a granddaughterBernice Loretta Thomas
March 17, 1917 (aged 69 years)

Death of a granddaughterBernice Loretta Thomas
March 19, 1917 (aged 69 years)

Birth of a granddaughterMargaret Agnes Thomas
March 6, 1919 (aged 71 years)

Death of a wifeAgnes Anna Janes
February 16, 1921 (aged 73 years)
Death of a grandsonLeonard William Thomas
August 9, 1921 (aged 73 years)

Death June 20, 1934 (aged 86 years)
Burial 1934 (aged 86 years)
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OBITUARY (Huron County Tribune, Bad Axe, Michigan, Fri., June 22, 1934) p. 32 of Janes Family History (1980)

Hon. Leonard Reese Thomas died early on Wednesday morning of this week at his home in Bad Axe, at the age of 87 years. He had been in poor health and confined to his home most of the past year.

Mr. Thomas was for over half a century one of the best and most popularly known men in Huron county [sic]. An evidence of this may be found in the fact that he served in some public office, township, county and state, for a total period of 59 years, a record far beyond that of any other county resident or official. These offices icluded justice of the peace in Meade township [sic], clerk and supervisor of Meade, county treasurer supervisor of Bad Axe and member of the state legislature -- all positions of trust and honor and all titled with a singular devotion to public duty and the interests of his constituents.

In 1878, Mr. Thomas settled on a farm in Meade township, coming from Warwick, Ont., where he was born, Nov. 30, 1847. He served two years as justice of the peace in Meade, five years as clerk of that township and 13 years as supervisor of Meade. In 1899 he was elected county treasurer and served the statutory terms of four years, or until 1903. In that year Mr. Thomas was elected to the state legislature, being twice re-elected, 1903 and 1909.

While in the legislature he was elected supervisor from Bad Axe, a position he held for 29 years continuously or until the present supervisor, Van Philp, was elected four years ago. Mr. Thomas also served several years as deputy county treasurer. It will thus be seen that while Thomas had lived in the county but 56 years his public office record extended over 59 years. This was because he acted as supervisor during the six years he was in the legislature.

When elected county treasurer in 1898, Mr.Thomas left his farm in Meade and never returned to it. He lived in Bad Axe thereafter, or about 35 years.

Mr. Thomas lived through a large part of the formative periods of Huron county, agriculturally, politically and industrially. This county was largely a wilderness when he came, three years before the big fire of 1881, which swept over his township. He was an active and energetic participant in these county developments and particularly in all those affecting the interests and well being of the republican party. His public record was always clean and able and many times he was nominated without opposition. He was always a conservative and wise counsellor and seldom wrong in his conclusions. He was of a most friendly and genial disposition and always at the service of his friends who were numbered by thousands in the county.

The remaining family consists of six children: William, Port Huron; Archie, Harbor Beach; Charles, Bad Axe; Mrs. John Logan, Kinde; Mrs. Fred L. Wright and Mrs. Alex Graham, both of Bad Axe.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John J. Pauly at the residence of Mrs. Fred L. Wright at 2 p.m. today, Friday and internment in Colfax cemetery.

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Marriage MarriageNovember 6, 1827
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Leonard Reese Thomas
18471934
Birth: November 30, 1847Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: June 20, 1934Bad Axe, Michigan
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Family with Agnes Anna Janes
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Leonard Reese Thomas
18471934
Birth: November 30, 1847Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: June 20, 1934Bad Axe, Michigan
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Janes sisters: standing Margaret Ann (Maggie) Janes Hall, Janet Janes Hillis; seated Mary Janes Giffen, Agnes Janes Thomas,
18511921
Birth: November 7, 1851Warwick Village
Death: February 16, 1921Bad Axe, Michigan, U.S.A.
Marriage MarriageFebruary 8, 1871
18 months
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Back Margaret Lena Thomas, Janet Robena Giffen, Sarah Jean Thomas, front William Russell Thomas, Archibald Leonard Thomas, William Charles Giffen
18721961
Birth: July 18, 1872Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: February 5, 1961
2 years
son
18741948
Birth: June 27, 1874Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: June 21, 1948
2 years
daughter
Back Margaret Lena Thomas, Janet Robena Giffen, Sarah Jean Thomas, front William Russell Thomas, Archibald Leonard Thomas, William Charles Giffen
18761934
Birth: may be June 2, according to Thomas Family BilbleJune 3, 1876Warwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario
Death: August 26, 1934Bad Axe, Michigan, U.S.A.
4 years
son
Back Margaret Lena Thomas, Janet Robena Giffen, Sarah Jean Thomas, front William Russell Thomas, Archibald Leonard Thomas, William Charles Giffen
18801960
Birth: August 14, 1880Hume Township, Huron County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Death: May 17, 1960Bad Axe, Michigan, U.S.A.
son
Back Margaret Lena Thomas, Janet Robena Giffen, Sarah Jean Thomas, front William Russell Thomas, Archibald Leonard Thomas, William Charles Giffen
18801938
Birth: twin of Archibald LeonardAugust 14, 1880
Death: November 19, 1938Bad Axe, Michigan, U.S.A.
7 years
daughter
18871978
Birth: Thomas Family Bible states she was born in 1889June 6, 1887Meade Township, Huron County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Death: 1978