Evergreen (Eureka, Mont.) 1946-1968, November 16, 1956, Image 12

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November 16 Evergreen Frank Thomas Passes. Away Frank Fisher'Thoma s was born at Lhitmore Lake, Michigan on Nov­ ember 28 , 1375 • He spent his early boy­ hood in and near De - toft,, Michigan, later goi-.g to Sault St. Marie, Michigan where as a young man he followed the carpenter trade. On June 2$, 1901 he was united in marriage to’Jessamine Jewell at March Rapids, Wiscon­ sin. Following their marriage they made their home at Sault St. Marie for two years. From there they moved , to Rib Lake, Wisconsin where they resided ' until March 1912 when they moved to Eureka where they have since lived. Mr. Thomas passed away at the family home on the evening of November 1, after a short illness. Had he lived u> til the 2 8 of this month ~ he would have been Si years of age * Mr. Thomas was very active both mentally and physically. He war an ardent fisherman and hunter and until a few weeks before.his death he enjoyed these sports, aside from working in his shop. Mr. Thomas'^became a member of Eureka Lodge No. 93 A. F. and. A. M. April 10, 1925 .’hd was Worshipful Master of the Lowjge in 1942, and Eureka Creamery T.ce Cream ___ Milk and Butter __ Valley Machine And Suppy Welding Steel Buildings Machine And Auto Work Omar Hudson assisted in the work of the order until a few weeks before his death. After coming' t-o Eureka, Mr. Thomas en­ gaged in interior de­ corating and carpen­ try. He assisted in building many of the homes and public buil­ dings in Eureka. He was also a filer and a millwright at the old Eureka Lumber Co. In late years he had engaged• in all kinds of saw work. He was a perfectionist in the many kinds of w*frk he did. He was a friend to all who knew him. No matter how busy he might be, he always had time to pause to offer a helping hand or a word of encour­ agement to all who passed his' way. Mr. Thomas will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. He was always ready to assist with any pro­ ject which was for the benefit of the young people of the commu­ nity. Mr. Thomas leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Jessamine; a son Jewell R. Thomas >f St. Paul; a,daughter, Mrs. Thomas Smith of Rexford; two grandsons John ar.l Stephen Thomas of St. Paul; a granddaughter, Melita Smith of Rexford; a sister, Mrs. W.R. Gilbert of Brimley, Michigan; and several nieces and .nephews. Funeral ■ services _____ Pag£_12 ________ 5, the Rev. Thad Harris of Libby offi- cating. Graveside ser­ vices were conducted by Eureka.Lodge No.93° Interment was made in the Tobacco Valley Cemetery. Grange Takes First Place The Tobacco Valley Grange of t/areka was awarded first place in Montana in the 1956 Commun.-ty Service Contest sponsored jointly by the Nation­ al Grange and the Sears Roebuck Founda­ tion. The Lincoln County Grange has been placed among the top ten Granges in the United Spates in *v ur annual '•ontests. The major projects of the Tobacco Valley \ Grange were the Communa ity Fair which it N sponsores annually. Also the Grange made improvements oh picnic and recreation sites, carried on youth pro­ jects, conducted a community flower show, served meals for other groups, sent a boy to Boy’s State, sent a girl to Girl’s State and made improvements on the Grange Hallo The 'arious projects cost the Grange about $1300. Mrs. Jack Alavana traveled to Havrej Montana, Tuesday, Nov-r ember 13, to visit her daughter. The^'- ■ she J

Evergreen (Eureka, Mont.), 16 Nov. 1956, located at <http://www.montananewspapers.org/lccn/Evergreen/1956-11-16/ed-1/seq-12/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.