Obituary – Mrs. George W. Thomas
East Liverpool Tribune
DEATH ANGEL SUMMONS WIFE OF a
PROMINENT POTTERY MANUFACTURER
Mrs. George W. Thomas Succumbs After Brief Siege of Illness
IN PRIME OF LIFE
Surrounded By Husband and Children Passes Peacefully Away
Answering to the summons of the Master, Mrs. Margaret Thomas, aged 45 years, wife of Geo. W. Thomas, and one of the city’s most prominent and highly esteemed ladies, passes away in death at the home on Seventh street, at ten minutes to 6 o’clock last evening (October 2, 1911), following an illness of but a few days.
Mrs. Thomas first took ill on Saturday last, and her condition rapidly grew worse until it was found necessary to call in several specialists to confer with the attending physician in the case. Late Sunday evening, Specialists Allen and Day of Pittsburg arrived and after a consultation with Drs. Hobbs, Bailey and Toot of this city, reached the conclusion that the only chance of saving the life of deceased, lay in having an operation performed immediately. Mrs. Thomas was removed immediately afterwards to the home on Seventh street, where she died last evening. Death is thought to have been due to an abscess at the base of the brain.
Deceased was born in Ohioville, Pa., October 2, 1866, and death came yesterday with her forty-fifth birthday anniversary. With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kenney, she came to this city when but fifteen years of age, the father dying about five years later. In 1887, deceased was united in marriage with George W. Thomas, president of the R. Thomas & Sons company, of this city and Lisbon.
Mrs. Thomas having spent the greater portion of her life here, is prominently known and held in the highest of esteem. By her ever loving nature and kind and thoughtful ways, she has encircled herself with admiring friends, to whom the sad news of her sudden death comes as a great shock. In the home, too, is she greatly missed, where a loving husband and four children are left to mourn her loss.
Deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian church and an earnest worker in its behalf. She was also affiliated with the Baedeker club and several other social organizations of this city.
Besides the husband, deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Verlinda Kenney, and four children, Margaret, Richard Goodwin, Lawrence and Elizabeth, all at home. She is also survived by two brothers, Ben and Charles Kenney , of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Hober Blythe of this city, and Mrs. Fred Timmons of Cleveland.
Arrangements have not as yet been made for the funeral.