Daniel Esquerige Thomas and Martha Ann Wilker Thomas
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U.S.Flag   Civil War CSA
Name: D.E. Thomas
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Louisiana
Regiment Name: 17 Louisiana Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 17th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry
Company: F
Rank: Private
Film Number: M378 roll 29

Thomas, D. E.,Pvt. Co. F, 17th La. Inf. En. Sept. 30, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to May 23, 1862. Re-enlisted Edwards Depot, Miss., May 23, 1862. Rolls June, 1862, to Feb., 1863, Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled Shreveport, La., June 17, 1865. Res. Caddo Par., La.


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D.E. Thomas
D. E. Thomas died Wednesday about noon from injuries sustained earlier in the morning in a fall alighting from a moving automobile, his remains being interred Thursday in the Spur Cemetery.

Funeral services were conducted at the church, after which the Odd Fellows took charge of the body and with their impressive ceremony assigned it to its last resting place.

D.E. Thomas was an old ex-confederate soldier, and in earlier days rendered real service to his country. He was a good man, and his sudden and unexpected death in this manner is deplorable and will be sincerely mourned by many friends throughout the country.

©The Texas Spur, 1921
from the records of Lillian Grace Nay

Martha Thomas
Mrs. Martha A. Thomas, wife of D. E. Thomas, after a prolonged illness was called to her reward February 25. For the past two years she and her husband had made their home with their daughter, Mrs. John Luce. Mrs. Thomas was born Feb. 1, 1843 in Louisiana and came to Texas 66 years ago. She made a profession of religion at a camp meeting in Hunt county and joined the Methodist Church in 1872. The 7 living children with their father were with her in her last days of sickness. Mrs. Pritchett, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. John Luce, R. E. Thomas all of Spur, and J. L. Thomas of Hunt County, Mrs. W.A. and M.E. Goss of Abilene are the seven living children. Our sympathy goes out to all of these as well as to the other relatives and friends. At a ripe old age God has seen fit to carry another from this world of sorrow and suffering to her reward.
©The Texas Spur, March 2, 1917

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