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Thomas, Samuel C., M. D.

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Thomas, Samuel C., M. D.
March 04, 2007 05:00PM
HISTORY OF RUSH COUNTY, INDIANA: From the earliest time to the prsent,
with biographial sketches, notes, etc. Illustrated; Chicago: Brant &
Fuller, 1888. p. 367. Bourbon County.

SAMUEL C. THOMAS, M. D., is a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, born March
5, 1832, and is the eldest of eleven children born to John and Abigail
(Carter) Thomas, and is of Welsh-Irish descent. His father was born in
Bourbon County, Ky., in 1806, and died in Dark County, Ohio, in 1879. He
was a ship carpenter and for more than twenty-five years was a Justice of
the Peace. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Daniel Thomas, a
native of Kentucky, who came to Rush County in the pioneer days and settled
near Milroy, about 1848. The mother of Dr. Thomas was born in New Jersey,
in 1814, and died in Milroy, in 1887. The early boyhood of our subject was
spent at Carthage, Ohio, where he remained on the farm with his Grandfather
Carter until 1850, when he removed to Milroy, and until 1853 his winters
were spent in the school room, as teacher, and in summers he worked on the
farm. In 1853 our subject entered Asbury - now Depauw - University, where
he remained two years, and then began the study of medicine in the office
of Dr. J. C. B. Wharton. In 1858, Dr. Thomas graduated at the Electic
College of Medicine, at Cincinnati, and since that date has been engaged in
the practice of his profession. He is one of the oldest practitioners in
the county. October 14, 1858, Dr. Thomas was united in marriage to Miss
Emily Clements, a native of Franklin, Ind., born March 13, 1833, daughter
of Isaac and Nancy (Birt) Clements, natives of Maryland. To this union are
the following children: Abbie F., Kate A., Ernest B. and Claude B. Mr.
Thomas is a Republican and a Mason. He and wife are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
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