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Peter Thomas (l) and the children of Peter's son Victor Thomas & Jennie Hays, ca. 1910 (r). Ethel Maude Thomas McCullough, standing 2nd from left (the two children standing on the right side are Hays cousins.)
The Thomas Family
This branch of the family is unusual in that it is the branch over which I have the most information from recent years, but the least history before about 1850.
I had always assumed that this branch was English or Scotch Irish, like the Hays family. However, since uncovering more information about the Dufford family, I suspect that the Thomas family may also have been of German origin.
Victor Francis (or Victor Frank, as he was more often called) was the father of Ethel Maude Thomas, who married William E. McCullough in 1918. William was the son of William Sheridan McCullough.
Ancestors of Victor Francis Thomas
Generation No. 1
1. Victor Francis Thomas, born March 1861 in Butler Co., PA; died 5 December 1959 in Evans City, PA, USA. He was the son of 2. Peter W. Thomas and 3. Sarah Dufford. He married (1) Jennie Lee Hays 22 October 1890. She was born 16 January 1867, and died Abt. 1946. She was the daughter of Thomas Hays and Keziah Jane Foster.
Generation No. 2
2. Peter W. Thomas, born 10 October 1822 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne Co., PA; died in 1912 in Petersville, Butler Co., PA. He married 3. Sarah Dufford Abt. 10 October 1859 in Butler Co., PA.
3. Sarah Dufford, born 20 January 1836 in Luzerne Co., PA; died Aft. April 1910 in Petersville, Butler Co., PA. She was the daughter of 6. Philip Dufford and 7. Elizabeth (Gruber) Gruver.
Children of Peter Thomas and Sarah Dufford are:
1 i. Victor Francis Thomas, born March 1861 in Butler Co., PA; died 5 December 1959 in Evans City, PA, USA; married Jennie Lee Hays 22 October 1890.
ii. Philip S. Thomas, born Abt. 1860.
iii. George E. Thomas
iv. James D. Thomas, born Abt. 1865; died January 1955.
v. Elizabeth K. (Wible) Thomas
vi. Emma M (Bracken) Thomas
vii. Albert M. Thomas, died Bef. 1953.
viii. Roscoe A. Thomas, born Abt. 1874.