News Suplement--Britt, Iowa--Hancock County
NEWS SUPPLEMENT Britt, Hancock County,Iowa July 10, 1895
! The friends and neigbors of Amsterdam twp, extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of the late Richard Thomas.
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! Died at home in Amsterdam twp, July 5, 1895 Richard Thomas aged 52 years, 4 mos, and 3 days. The wife and six children survive him. The funeral serman was preached at the residence by Rev S.B. Radcliff of Britt, Iowa.
The subject of the sketch was born in Grant County, Wisc. March 2, 1843.
Came to Hancock County in 1868 located in Amsterdam twp - the wife and family
following him the next year, since which time their residence has been in that township. Mr Thomas can be called one of the pioneers of this county and was therefore doubtless as well known as well known as any resident of the county. The esteem in which he was regarded may be judged from the fact that about 500 paid their respects in attendance at the funeral. 117 carriages making the procession near to a mile in length escorted the remains to the Britt cemetery where the burial was made.
Mr Thomas was a member of the Order of Modern Woodman and most brotherly
were their devotion in the sickness and laying to rest of the departed one and still to assist the ones who mourn by the contribution of $2000.00, the amount of insurance in the Woodman Order carried by the deceased.