Family History


Joseph Francis Thomas

4 April 1858 to 6 December 1934


Abijah Montgomery Thomas (1833-1863)

Malinda A. Dalton (1837-1929)


Nancy Elizabeth Thomas (1859-1899)

William Vincent Thomas (1861-1942)

Letitia Montgomery Thomas (1862-1937)

James Chester (Barton) Thomas (1867-1927)

Hannah Maria Crow Thomas (1874-1958)


#1: Mary Jane Jack (1863-1939); 25 July 1881

#2: Ethel Gertrude Mickelsen;  22 July 1903

Children with Mary Jane Jack:

Nannie Ella Thomas (1882-1889)

Mary Elizabeth Thomas (1884-1938)

Joseph Hyrum Thomas (1886-1952)

John Abijah Thomas (1888-1888)

Francis Edward Thomas (1889-1964)

James Arthur Thomas (1891-1971)

Willard Emmett Thomas (1893-1896)

George Frederick Thomas (1895-1896)

William Clarence Thomas (1897-1967)

Millard Harold Thomas (1900-1969

Grace Estelle Thomas (1902-2000)

Marion Elbert Thomas (1904-1904)

Mable Zetelle Thomas (1905-1988)

Georgia Mae Thomas (1907-1998)

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Joseph served a full time mission for the LDS Church in the Northern States Mission from May 4, 1897, to August 14, 1899.  The above photograph is of the missionaries of the Iowa Conference presided over by President Joseph Francis Thomas seated front and center. Click HERE to read Joseph’s mission journal (typed); and HERE for the handwritten journal; and HERE to read newspaper articles written by Joseph.

Thomas family circa 1909 clockwise around large table left side to right:  Joseph Francis, Mary Jane, Harold, Arthur, Clarence, Grace

Small table:  Louise, Mae, Pauline, Mable

Joseph & Mary Jane with some of their grandchildren circa 1932; from Back row l-r: Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Joseph Francis, Middle row: Mary Lynn, Ann, Ruth Ellen;  Bottom row: Leland, Dale, Patricia, Hazel