Thomas, Uriah 1813-1888

Obituary – Uriah Thomas
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Jayson A. Smith

Volume II #39 Page 3 [pages aren’t numbered]
Wednesday – August 8, 1888


Another of the veterans has passed into the tent whose curtain never swings outward. This time it was that well known veteran Uriah Thomas, of Middleton township. His remains were buried with the honors of the G. A. R. on last Thursday. He had been ailing for some time and desolution was not unexpected. He was a man of rare attainments, posted on all the topics of the day and a useful man in his community. He was a fluent speaker, and a ready writer. Among his papers will be found the manuscript of a history and other writings that were never published. He was some seventy-five years old at the time of his death, having lived nearly all his life in the neighborhood in which he died. His funeral was largely attended; the G. A. R. Posts of East Liverpool, Lisbon and Palestine assisted his own post in the burial exercises. The funeral procession was over a mile long; showing that he was held in great esteem by his comrades and neighbors. Thus has passed away another of the pioneers of Columbiana County and one of the defenders of the union. Let his grave be kept green.

[NOTE: Uriah’s death record is at the Columbiana County Court House at Lisbon. It states that he died August 1, 1888…aged 75 years 1 month 16 days. Using this information his date of birth is calculated to be on June 16, 1813. His date of death, August 1, 1888, falls on a Wednesday, not a Tuesday as listed in one of his obituaries.]