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George K. Thomas

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Family Information: Married to Mary Thomas.  

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Pre-Colony History: He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteers from May 1861-July 1865.

At some point prior to coming to the colony on December 28, 1920, he lived on a shanty boat on the Monongahela River, in Pennsylvania, with his friend, Martin.

Home in Colony: In January 1921 the family moved into the Kilmer house. It was reported that since "Mrs. Thomas [wa]s settled down to the daily routine... she w[ould] be much better pleased with Colony life."  

Job in Colony: In January 1921 he was butchering hogs every day and preparing the meat for ham and bacon. He also butchered a hog and a quarter of beef for Stevens' market in Leesville. Before killing the hogs, they were taken to the dairy ranch where Comrade Baldwin finished them off by feeding.  

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Sources: 1890 Veterans Schedules - Special Schedule for the Eleventh Census; "Vernon Parish Democrat": January 20, 1921, April 28, 1921; "Llano Colonist": April 11, 1933 (Reprinted from the Colonist May 17, 1924)  

 

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