As with Parts One and Two, there is a caveat about the information in the blogs. If there isn’t a supporting document, then the information can be considered as doubtful — ergo the reason for the title of the blogs about the Thomas family 🙂
Floyd (aka Lloyd) Francis Thomas
As so often happens in the Evison family, he was registered with one name when he was born — but was known by a different name!
In this case, he was registered as “Floyd”, but growing up, he was called “Lloyd”.
In 1921, Lloyd was living with his family in a six room frame house in Westminster Township. Lloyd’s father earned his living as a farmer.
I found Lloyd’s headstone in the Scottsville Cemetery in Scottsville, Middlesex County, (Ontario). He died in 1961 — but I don’t know where.
On the headstone, it says that Lloyd is “the beloved husband of Marion Frances Mansfield”. The date of birth for Marion is 1922 and the date of death is 2001.
Using this information, I located Marion’s obituary. Marion was born on 20 May 1922 and she died suddenly at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in St. Thomas, Elgin County (Ontario), on 24 Nov 2001, or 25 Nov 2001 — her obituary mentions both dates??
Lloyd and Marion had two children:
- Larry Francis Thomas who married Diana and they had four children: Katelyn, Kelsey, Kimberley and Kristin
- Marilyn Thomas who married Ralph Smith and they had two children: Michael and Sheri.
Howard Frederick Thomas
Howard Frederick Thomas, Alfred and Nellie’s 8th child, was 4 years old in the 1921 Census; therefore, he was born in about 1916.
As of the date of this blog, Ancestry has published birth documents only up until 1913, so no original birth registration is available for Howard.
But I found an Ancestry tree that said that he was born on 17 Jun in Tempo, Middlesex County (Ontario) — but there are no sources listed.
According to that family tree, as well as a brief mention in Delaware and Westminster Townships: Together In History Volume Two, Howard married Evelyn Mae Williams in 1937 and they lived near Talbotville in Elgin County (Ontario).
Howard and Evelyn are listed in the 1965 Voter’s List, living at R.R. 7, St. Thomas (Ontario).
Evelyn died in 1974 and Howard in 1984. They are buried together in McArthur Cemetery, Southwold Township, Middlesex County (Ontario). The headstone says “Mother” and “Father” so I assume that Evelyn and Howard had children — but I couldn’t find any information about how many children or what their names may be.
Gerald Ross Thomas
Gerald Ross Thomas was three years old in 1921. So I assume that he was born in about 1918. Again, no birth document is available on Ancestry — yet 😉
According to a short write-up about Gerald in Delaware and Westminster Townships: Together In History Volume Two and other information that I found on the internet, Gerald married Eula Audrey Smale, daughter of Frederick Clifton Smale and Effie Isabelle Marr, in September of 1945.
On the 1946 Voter’s List, Gerald and Eula are living in Glanworth (Ontario). Gerald is working as a mechanic.
Doris Winnifred Thomas
Doris Winnifred Thomas is the youngest child of Alfred and Nellie Thomas. In Delaware and Westminster Townships: Together In History Volume Two , it says that Doris married Roy George Bramley.
I found Roy’s obituary and he passed away in Strathroy, Middlesex County (Ontario), on 5 Feb 2012 in his 91st year.
It also says that he and Doris had been married for 65 years — which means that they married in about 1947.
Doris died the year after Roy, on 10 Apr 2013, at the Country Terrace Nursing Home in Komoka, Middlesex County (Ontario). She was in her 85th year.
One of Doris and Roy’s sons posted a photograph of their headstone on his Facebook page — but it doesn’t say where they are buried.
The obituaries for Doris and Roy list the names of their children and spouses:
- Betty (m: Barry Sitzes)
- Carol (m: John Wilkin)
- Brenda (m: Wayne Tidball)
- Ron (m: Katherine Howey)
- Tom (m: Heather)
- Edward (m: Pamela Stevenson)
- Paul (m: Linda) and
Barry & Betty Bramley Sitzes Paul & Linda Bramley Ron & Katherine Howey Bramley
This is a map of most of the places mentioned in this blog to give you some idea of where they are located.