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Walter Eugene Jacobs Thomas


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1. Grace Birdeen Trask

Walter Eugene Jacobs Thomas 1

  • Born: 26 Mar 1888, Arcadia, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
  • Marriage (1): Grace Birdeen Trask about 1920 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Died: 29 Oct 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA at age 51
  • Buried: Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

bullet  General Notes:

Adopted by his mother's second husband, Robert Thomas.

Death Due to WWI Injury
Bill Williams remembers his Uncle Walter suffered an illness due to mustard gas from WWI that eventually caused his death. He died at age 51 from arteriosclerotic heart disease and had suffered a massive infarction of the left ventricle a year before his death. Walters death certificate states that he was currently married to Grace Thomas, who was his step-mother, Grace Birdene Trask. She and his adoptive father, Robert Samuel J. Thomas were separated, but probably not divorced. She was only 9 years older than Walter. This additional information was provided by Eilene Thomas, daughter-in-law of Robley Evans Thomas. Jr. 1


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Adopted: by his mother's 2nd husband, Robert Thomas, Dec 1889, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.

Resided: US Census, 1900, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California.

Residence: 1910 California Voter Registration Card, Between 1908 and 1914, Santa Clara County, California, USA. 1910 California Voter Registration/Registered Republican/Giving Oakland House as his address/Occupation, waiter

Residence: US Census, 1920, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Residence: California Voter Registration List, 1922, Los Angeles County, California, USA. California Voter Registration lists Robert and Grace living together at 561 W. 3rd St. Robert's occupation is merchant.

Residence, 1923, 676 McArthur, San Pedro. Grace and Walter are living together at a new address in San Pedro while Robert still resides at 561 W 3rd St.

Residence: US Census, 1930, Napa, Napa County, California, USA. Listed as married and residing at a Veterans Home of State of California in Napa without his spouse.


Walter married Grace Birdeen Trask, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Trask and Jennie Dolly Flanders, about 1920 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. (Grace Birdeen Trask was born on 7 Oct 1879 in Cornville, Somerset County, Maine, died on 5 May 1961 in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California and was buried in Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

At some point he married his step mother.



1 Sharon Williams, Santa Cruz, California to David Leas, e-mail, 11-27-2011; privately held by Leas, Greensburg, Indiana.

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