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Emily Fisher Thomas
Born 17 June 1855
Emily Fisher Thomas, born near Waupon, Wisconsin, June 17, 1855, moved to Iowa with her family in 1864. On December 24, 1872, she was united in marriage to George A. Thomas and they established their new home in Cass township, Jones County. In 1882 they moved to North Dakota where they remained for five years, returning to Cass township again in 1887. In 1901 they moved to the present home in Fairview township in the Forest Chapel neighborhood. She died at her home September 14, 1937, age 82 years, the last surviving member of the original Fisher and Thomas families.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of and an active worker in church and Sunday school in the old Hickory Grove Methodist church. After moving to Fairview township she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Anamosa, but later transferred her membership to the Forest Chapel U.B. chuch. She was an active member of the Ladies Aid Society and took part in the other activities of the church. Her beautiful Christian life and her teachings made its lasting impression upon her children.
Her life was a full and rich one, devoted to serving and helping others most generously. She was a most capable, patient, kind, and loving mother. She was vitally interested, even up to the time of her last illness, both in her many friends and relatives, and in the public affairs of the day.
Her alert mind and youthful spirit was a constant challenge to those about her. Her courage was an ever present inspiration to her family and friends; her love and kindness endeared her to all who knew her.
She leaves to mourn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Muzzey of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. Ethel Wallace of Anamosa, one son, Rollin George Thomas of Lafayette, Indiana, and nine grandchildren: Hattie, Merrill, Dorothy, Marian and George Muzzey; Allen and Grace Wallace; and John and Emily Thomas.

Submitted by: Emily Terrell

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