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Obituary for William Powell Thomas
3 October, 1899  - 3 July 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 6 July, 1959
Contributed by
Dennis McIndoo

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William P. Thomas

     William Powell Thomas, 59, of Wilder Route 1, died Friday night in a Caldwell hospital.
     Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 3, 1899, in Maco, Mo., and was reared in Missouri.  He moved to Oklahoma and on Nov. 30, 1922 married Rose Elvin Evans at Gate, Okla.  The couple lived there until 1935, when they moved to Colorado.  They returned to Oklahoma the following year and moved to Wilder in 1937.
     He was a member of the gate Methodist Church.
     Surviving in addition to Mrs. Thomas are three sons, Maynard Keith, Rupert, William Frank, Panama City, Fla., and Kenneth E. Thomas, Homedale; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Lou Detweiler, Wilder, and Mrs. Louise Hamm, San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Roy Thomas, Villa Park, Ill.; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Seal, Mrs. Leah Pennington, Mrs. Clara Keil and Mrs. Dulele Sizelove, all of Chicago, and 10 grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel.  Interment will be in Wilder.

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