Grayson County TXGenWeb
Fairview Cemetery
Denison, Texas


 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. Mr. 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 Federal side. After the was he was attached to the police force of St. Louis and arose to the position of Chief. The writer had known Mr. Thomas for a great many years, and on many occasions found him a very interesting man to converse 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 in passing events. The interment was in Fairview, and there were loving friends and relatives present to pay their last respects. The deceased has a millionaire half brother, who is at present a resident of Pittsburg, Pa.  He leaves a wife and several children."

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Elaine Nall Bay
Grayson County CC