Submitted by Amanda Wells
The Butler Weekly Record, Friday, Jan. 30, 1914
Thomas H. Tomlinson, son of James and Mary
Savil Tomlinson, was born in Arklow, Ireland, Spet. 14, 1836 and died at his
home in Franklin township, DeKalb county, Indiana, January 17, 1914.
Aged 77 years, 4 months and 3 days.
He emigrated with his widowed mother and three
brothers to the United States in 1846 and settled in Wilmington township,
DeKalb county Indiana.
When he was a small boy he was deprived by death
of a father's support and council, notwithstanding his adverse circumstances
he acquired a good education and later taught successfully in the public schools
of the county. Later he also served successfully one term as auditor
of DeKalb county.
He was united in marriage to Mary H. Treeman,
April 1, 1866. To this union were born four children, Martha I., Laura
A., Albert A. and George, all of whom with the wife and mother have preceded
him to the other shore. On November 11, 1879, he was again united in
marriage to Mary Teutsch. To this union was born two children, Deta
L. and a son who died in infancy.
Mr. Tomlinson was a kind hearted man and
a good neighbor. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Mary, a daughter, Deta,
two grandchildren, Mrs. Georgia (Rose) Scrafford, of St. Joseph, Missouri,
George T. Tomlinson of Battle Creek, Mich., one brother, James of New Mexico,
and many toher relatives and friends.
In the war between the states, he fought for the
union and the flag, was in many battles and with Sherman in his memorable
march from Atlanta to the sea. He served his country long and well and
was honorably discharged at the close of the war with the rank of corporal.
'And now the soldier rests,
His warfares o'er,
He dreams of battlefields-
Funeral was held on Tuesday at his late home, Rev. Wrentmore officiating.
Interment at Evergreen cemetery at Auburn.