Charles Walter and Clara (Towle) Thomas

Contributed by Sally V. Houston

Sally writes "These were my g-grandparents (twin Henry Claud was my grandfather) in Hennepin, though they moved to Abingdon by 1900. Parents of both of them remained in Hennepin, along with some siblings. The photo was taken at the Harry O. Davis studio in Hennepin, ca. 1888."

Charles Walter Thomas, b. 25 Jun 1853 in Hennepin, was a son of Henry Calahill Thomas and Julia Taggart. He married Clara Towle 22 Dec 1876. She was b. 2 Aug 1857 in IL, probably Hennepin, the daughter of Charles Porter Towle and Sarah Jane Storer. The couple had one daughter, Lucia May, b. 1877, d. 1880, and twin sons, b. 16 Dec. 1884 in Hennepin, Henry Claud and Charles Earl. The family left Putnam Co. before the 1900 census and moved to Knox Co

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