Shelby  County  Indiana

Thoms / Tomes

The  Shelbyville  News
December 1, 1960
Page 1
Was Retired Employe
Of Car Liner Company
          Emil O. Thoms,  72, retired employe of the Kennedy Car Liner and Bag Company, died at his home, five miles northeast of this city in Marion township at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.  He had been ill for several months with a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Thoms had been a resident of Shelby county for 56 years and lived in Shelbyville for 47 years, before moving to the present home in 1951.  He was employed with the Car Liner for 42 years at a maintenance superintendent.  He was president of the firm's well known 20-Year Club and also was a member of the Firt Baptist Church, the Elks Lodge and the Shelby County Sportsmen's League.
          He was born in Indianapolis, February 29, 1888, a son of  Fred and  Augusta Thoms.  On September 24, 1914, he was married to  Ethel Bassett  who survives with two children.  Mrs. Wilson (Pauline) McCollough  of Cleveland, O., and  Edwin K. Thoms  at home.  Also surviving are a granddaughter, and one sister,  Mrs. Paul (Gertrude) Shadley  of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the Sleeth Funeral Home Saturday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Frederick Whitaker officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Unknown  Newspaper
July 10, 1943
WM. S. TOMES,  70
          William S. Tomes, age 70, well known farmer residing 3 1/2 miles southeast of Milroy, died Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock at the Major hospital in Shelbyville, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
          The deceased was the son of  Joseph and India Hilligoss Tomes.  He is survived by the widow, three daughters and three sons, who are Mrs. Dewease Beckner of Rushville, a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. Wendell Brown of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Floyd Roberts of Gowdy, Blunt Tomes of near Milroy and Kennard and Robert, at home.  He is also survived by a brother, E. M. Tomes of Elwood, seven grandchildren also are among the survivors.
          Mr. Tomes was a member of the Milroy Christian church and the Homer Odd Fellow lodge.
          Rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the late residence in charge of the Rev. P. C. Sommerville of Bloomington, Ill, assisted by the Rev. Albert Mitchell of Milroy. Interment will be in Hurst cemetery, near Homer.
          Friends may call any time at the late residence.
Submitted by Richard Weightman

Unknown Newspaper
died 1933
          Gerald  was born in Morristown March 27, 1908.  He was graduated from Moscow High School in 1927 and was a member of the Christian church in that village.  While in high school, he was a basketball player.  Tomes wrote to his parents reguarly, who received a letter from him last week.  The young sailor thought his next flight on the Akron would be to the Pacific coast, having recently returned from a flight to Panama.  He had been a member of the Akron crew for four or five months.
          Besides his parents, Tomes has a number of brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Dwight Beckner,  a half sister, lives in Rushville and  Mrs Lillian Roberts  near Moscow.  Blount,  Martha,  Kennard  and  Robert Tomes  are brothers and sisters.  [Gerald L. Tomes was the son of  Mary Clarinda Brown  and  William Scott Tomes.  He died in the crash of the dirigible, Akron, off the New Jersey Coast.]
Submitted by Richard Weightman

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