Thursday, April 16, 2009
William J Thomas House
This picture was taken before 1890 of the house located at N5677 17th Dr in the Town of Rose. The house was originally built by William J Thomas and his wife Mary Elizabeth Williams Thomas. William came from the Town of Steuben in Oneida County, New York. He was born February 12, 1828 in the Town of Steuben, Oneida New York. He was working as a stone cutter in Quincy, Massachusetts when he met his wife Mary Elizabeth Williams. They married in the fall of 1852. They had five daughters: Mary Pickering, Emily Henry, Jennie Sherman, Abby Evans and Maggie Murty.
The picture shows Frank Pickering (1882-1964) by the fence, his mother Mary Thomas Pickering William Thomas, Harry Pickering (1880-1956) on the fence, Robert Henry (1856-1928) behind the fence and Benson Sherman on the big rock. The woman in the doorway is probably Jennie Thomas Sherman and the lady on the horse is probably Maggie Thomas Murty.