Thomas was born about 1834. He passed away about 1898. Worked as a quartz miner in Placer County, California. Naturalized May 15 1867 in Placer County, CA. Witnessed by W.D. Perkins and C. Gardiner (Charles Gardner). Was a seaman, laborer and plasterer according to US City directories.
Believe his parents to be John Dickinson (1803-1881) and Hannah Dow (1807-1887) of New Brunswick, Canada.
"California, U.S., State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986", Naturalization Date: 13 May 1867 Naturalization Place: Placer, California, USA, California State Archives; Sacramento, California; Film Number: 1451493; Film Description: Placer County Naturalization Index, vol. 1, A-H
"U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995", 1868 living near Kearny St. SF California; Ancestry.com. U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.