Unknown  Newspaper
July 10, 1943
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WM. S. TOMES,  70
SUCCUMBS  SUNDAY
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          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
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          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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