When William Edgar "Eddie" Thomas was born on July 19, 1892, in New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Thomas, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Crabb, was 24. He married Ina H. on May 13, 1920, in Maine. They had two children during their marriage. He died on December 16, 1956, at the age of 64.
In 1901, W. Edgar Thomas was 9 years old and lived in Wicklow, Carleton, Canada with his father, mother, 4 brothers, and sister.(1)
In 1910, William E. Thomas was 17 years old and lived in Milo, Maine with his father, mother, and 4 brothers.(2)
William Eddie Thomas was living in Milo, Piscataquis, Maine, when he registered for the World War I draft on 5 Jun 1917.(7)
He enlisted on Dec. 20, 1917, and served in Company 20, 3 Mechanics Regiment Air Service as a Pvt. First Class, and was honorably discharged July 10, 1919. (6)
In 1930, William E. Thomas was 37 years old and lived in Abbot, Maine with his wife, Iva, son, and daughter. (3)
On April 1, 1940, William E. Thomas was 47 years old and lived in Abbot, Maine with his wife, Ina, son, and daughter.(4)
Eddie died Dec. 16, 1956. (6,8)
On March 30, 1957, Mrs. Ina Thomas applied for a military headstone. (6)
Eddie is buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Milo, Piscataquis County, Maine.(8)
1.1901 Census of Canada 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Residence, Birth
2.1910 United States Federal Census 1 citation provides evidence for Birth, Name, Residence
3.1930 United States Federal Census 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence, Arrival
4.1940 United States Federal Census 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence
5.Maine, Marriages, 1892-1996 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Residence, Marriage
6.U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Burial, Death
7.U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Residence
8.Maine, Find A Grave Index, 1700-2012 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Burial, Death
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