John Greenfield Thomas-
Death May 20, 1907
"An eccentric, yet in many
respects a remarkable man died in Sherman
a few days ago. We referred to John Greenfield Thomas, who resided here
for a number of years, and was well known to a number of our people.
Thomas was born in Ireland, June 14, 1834, and came to this country at
a very early age. He was a federal soldier in the Civil War on the
side. After the was he was attached to the police force of St. Louis
arose to the position of Chief. The writer had known Mr. Thomas for a
many years, and on many occasions found him a very interesting man to
with. While he was eccentric, there was a loveable side to his nature,
and if the world was as harmless as John G. Thomas, it would be a good
place to live in. He had a wonderful memory and was always interested
passing events. The interment was in Fairview, and there were loving
and relatives present to pay their last respects. The deceased has a
half brother, who is at present a resident of Pittsburg, Pa.
a wife and several children."