Elias Thomas family, Portland, ca. 1909

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Elias Thomas family, Portland, ca. 1909

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Children of Elias Thomas Sr. of Portland, their spouses and children gathered at Thomas' home, 163 Danforth St., Portland, for Thanksgiving in about 1909.

Elias Sr. was a merchant and banker. Elias Jr. was a merchant and involved in real estate. William W. was a lawyer.

Thomas (1842-1913) and his wife Helen Brown Thomas (1846-1903) had four children, Elias Jr. (1871-1936), who married Dorothea Perkins; William Widgery (1873-1946), who married Mary Cate (1874-1960); Helen (b. 1876), who married Richard C. Payson (1870-1917); and Mary.

Pictured are Elias Sr.'s children and their spouses and his grandchildren. The names of the parents are in parentheses.

From left are, Elias Thomas Jr., Widgery (1901-1972) (William W. and Mary C.), Beatrice (b.1906) (Elias and Dorothea), Elias III (1909-1995) (Elias and Dorothea), Dorothea Perkins Thomas; Charlotte (b. 1903) (William and Mary), Mary Cate Thomas, Helen (b. 1908) (William and Mary), Mary (1904-1986) (William and Mary), William Widgery Thomas, Helen Thomas Payson, Richard Payson Jr. (Helen and Richard), Elias Thomas Sr., Richard Conant Payson, and Emma C. Payson (Helen and Richard).

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  • Title: Elias Thomas family, Portland, ca. 1909
  • Creation Date: circa 1909
  • Subject Date: circa 1909
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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