Friday, February 01, 2008

Frances Fuller Thomas (c.1852-1922) Obituary

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A message from Richmond on Sunday evening announced the death at 210 East Franklin Street in that city at 3 p.m. of Mrs. Frances Fuller Thomas, widow of William Thomas. Mrs. Thomas died one day after suffering a second paralytic stroke, but was also a sufferer from a fracture of the hip suffered at the ancestral home near Hightower, N.C., about 18 months ago, and she has for some years been in impaired health. At the time of her death she was living with and under the care of her daughters, Miss Emily E. Thomas and Mrs. W. O. Williams. She was about 70 years of age.

Mrs. Thomas was a daughter of the late William Fuller, an old and honored citizen of Caswell county. About 40 years ago she was married to William Thomas, who died in the spring of 1920 at his home at Hightowers. The family lived in this city for a number of years, but for the last 20 years had resided on the old Fuller estate. During her long period of invalidism Mrs. Thomas has been a patient sufferer. She was a gentlewoman of the old southern type, and her kindness and consideration for others had won the esteem of many.

Surviving Mrs. Thomas are her daughters, Misses Emily and Harriet Frances Thomas. Mrs. William O. Williams and Mrs. Arthur H. Taylor, the latter two of this city, and her son Walter Link Thomas, of Caswell county, N.C. Two elder sisters, Mrs. Sarah Burton and Mrs. Bettie Barnwell, of Caswell also survive.
The body of Mrs. Thomas will leave Richmond today accompanied by her daughters, and will go via Raleigh to Mebane, N.C., and thence across country to old Prospect Hill burial ground where it will be buried beside that of her husband.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 11 September 1922 (Page 1)


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