Thomas, Willard B. 1870-1932

THOMAS Willard B. (1870 – 1932)

Mar. 23, 1870
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA


May 31, 1932
East Liverpool
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA

The following obituary has a couple of mistakes which should be pointed out. Willard was 62 years of age at time of his passing and he was born in the year 1870.


*East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Tuesday, 31 May 1932, Front Page, pg. 1.

W. B. Thomas, 62, Dies Here

Former Councilman, Street Car Company Superintendent Succumbs at Home.

Willard B. Thomas, 71, retail baker and former councilman and street car company superintendent here, died today at 8 a.m. in his home in 797 Ohio avenue after several months illness of complication. Thomas was born in Cleveland in 1851, but moved to East Liverpool when 30 years of age. He came to the city with the Johnson interests who built the first street car line in the Pottery City. He was with the Johnson company for 27 years, serving as superintendent for 18 years. He was employed by the Pittsburgh Crucible Steel company in Midland from 1913 to 1921 and since then has been engaged in the retail bakery business here. Thomas served one term as city councilman from 1902 to 1904. From 1895 to 1905 he was a member of the Republican central committee, He was affiliated with the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Protected Home Circle, and Odd Fellows lodges, and a member of the Second United Presbyterian church in East End. Besides his widow, Mrs. Anna Allison Thomas, he leaves two sons; Willard B, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Charles L. of Barberton, and one daughter, Mrs. Granville Cox, also of Barberton; one sister, Mrs. L. M. Waite of Cleveland, and two brothers, L. E. Thomas of Cleveland and S. S. Thomas of Detroit. Three grandchildren also survive.

*East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Wednesday, 01 Jun 1932, pg. 2.

Willard Thomas Funeral

Funeral services for the late Willard B. Thomas, 62, retail baker and former councilman and street car company superintendent, who died Tuesday, will be held in the home in 797 Ohio avenue, East End, Friday at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. Frederick J. Lenk, pastor of the Second United Presbyterian church of which Thomas was an elder. Burial will be made in Spring Grove cemetery. Friends are asked to call at the home Thursday night between 7 and 10.

Through Marriage:

Allison Linage back to Lord Thomas Allanson, Christian Temple Manor. English extraction, London.

Thomas Allanson/Mary Roberts
Charles Allanson/ ? Posey
Thomas Allison/Barbary Burch
Charles Allison/Barbara Moore
James Allison/Nancy ?
Jonathan Jackson Allison, Sr./Sarah Harmon
James L. Allison/Sarah M. Pugh
Charles Alexander Allison/Mary Matilda Mercer
Anna Florence Allison/Willard B. Thomas

Contributed by George Allison