Jane P. Thomas (1900 - 1966)



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I loved Jane who had an adorable apartment in Brooklyn. She had superb taste.
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William L. Thomas
William (Poppie) L. Thomas, 92, of New Hartford, died on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home.
He was born on June 24, 1921, in Utica, a son of the late Louis and Jane Thomas. He attended UFA and served in the United States Navy during WWII. Bill married Ione Miller on January 17, 1942, in Grace Church, Utica. He worked for Drop Forge as a supervisor and later worked as a design engineer for Chicago Pneumatic.
Bill was a member of Grace Church and the New Hartford American Legion Post 1376, where he donated many hours in helping build the Legions current location. Bill was also a member of the Utica Masonic Lodge. Bill looked forward to bowling with his friends from Chicago Pneumatic and playing golf with his friends from both the Legion and Chicago Pneumatic. Bill was very handy and enjoyed working with his hands and was always willing to help anyone with a project. He took great pride in building a catamaran sailboat that his family enjoyed for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ione Thomas, of New Hartford; daughter, Gayl Mineo and her husband, Ron, of New Hartford; grandchildren, Deborah Fournier and her fiance, Mike, of Whitesboro, William Mineo and his wife, Laurie, of Cassville, and Tina Barnhill and her husband, Brett, of Atlanta, GA; great-grandson, Chayce Fournier; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be on Wednesday at 6:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Interment will be on Thursday at 10:00 in Crown Hill Memorial Park, with Military Honors. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the in memory of Bill.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2013

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in Utica, Oneida County, New York United States


on in Utica, Oneida County, New York United States
Cause of death: Lung cancer from smoking

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at Crown Hill Memorial Park, 3620 NY-12 - 89338458 [Grave Number], in Clinton, Oneida County, New York United States


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1900 - In the year that Jane P. Thomas was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

1922 - When she was 22 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

1937 - At the age of 37 years old, Jane was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1946 - She was 46 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1966 - In the year of Jane P. Thomas's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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Jane Thomas was once married to a man names LOUIS THOMAS and had lived in Utica, NY which she returned to when she was dying of lung cancer. She had a beautiful little apartment and was always cheerful and affectionate. Jane and Louis had one son, William (Poppie) L. Thomas. June 24, 1921-Sept 13, 2013.

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