Person:Florence Thomas (13)

Florence Eleanor Thomas
m. 1 Jan 1873 or 1874
  1. Harry E. Thomas1875 - 1943
  2. Bessie Thomas1883 - 1961
  3. Florence Eleanor Thomas1890 - 1916
Facts and Events
Name Florence Eleanor Thomas
Gender Female
Birth[1] 23 Dec 1890 Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Death[1] 30 Apr 1916 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder
    80:21:669, May 22, 1916.

    Florence Eleanor Thomas, youngest child of Randolph B. and Sylvia Coon Thomas, was born at Albion, Wis., December 23, 1890, and died at Milton, Wis., April 30, 1916.
    After her graduation in 1909 from Milton High School, she entered a business college in Battle Creek, Mich. After only five months in the school, she accepted a difficult position which she filled so well that she became private secretary to the manager. Her success appears to have been won at too heavy a cost. The strenuous effort and the nerve tension probably helped to bring on diabetes. For two and a half years she has had the best of treatment but without avail. She has been brave, cheer and helpful. She has kept her duties in church choir, Philathea class, Christian Endeavor society and Miltonian Lyceum nearly to the last.
    She was baptized by Elder Platts, at Milton, when she was about fourteen. Her membership was afterwards transferred to the Battle Creek Seventh Day Baptist Church. She took a deep interest in the work, taught in Sabbath school, played the pipe organ, led the church choir and helped in other ways. She has been very loyal and faithful at Milton.
    Besides her father and mother at Milton, her brother, Harry Thomas, of Albion, Wis., and her sister, Bessie, wife of Dr. B. F. Johanson, of Battle Creek, Mich., and other relatives, many friends will mourn the loss of a lovely girl.
    At the memorial services in the church, May 3, young ladies from the Philathea class, Christian Endeavor society and Miltonian Lyceum attended in a body, escorting the procession, and six of them were bearers of the casket. Pastor Randolph's text was Psalm 103, I, - "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name." The body was laid rest in Milton Cemetery under beautiful flowers. L. C. R.