Thomas Franklin Summers

ID#636, b. 24 November 1872, d. 5 March 1958
Father: Joseph Summers
Mother: Martha Ellen Matthew

Birth date: 24 November 1872.1
Birth place: Taylor County, West Virginia.2

Thomas married Rachel Church, daughter of Anderson T. Elliott and Mary Kelly, on 14 April 1905 in Calhoun County, West Virginia. M. W. Stout, a minister of the gospel, certified that he united them in marriage at his residence. Rachel was identified as a widow still using the surname of her deceased husband.2

Photograph of Thomas with his parents and several siblings. Date taken: August 1917. Location: unknown. Eight of their 14 children are in this photo. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.3

Thomas died at age 85 from arteriosclerotis on 5 March 1958 at Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia. He was apparently in a nursing home at the time of his death as the informant listed is the Andrew S. Rowan Mem. Home.4 Thomas's body was interred in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Mt. Zion, Calhoun County, West Virginia.4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Calhoun County, West VirginiaThomas F. Summers, male, age 7, son, single, born in W Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)5
1900Calhoun County, West VirginiaThomas F. Summers, male, age 27, son, single, born Nov 1872 in West Virginia, a day laborer with 4 months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)6

Deceased Children of Thomas Franklin Summers and Rachel Ann Elliott:

Family Line(s):
Church Index
Last Edited Date=2 May 2013

Citations

  1. [S1738] Thomas F. Summers, Monroe County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00234.jpg, supports full date.
  2. [S1740] Marriage License for Tom F. Summers and Rachel Church, Calhoun County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4011510_00561.jpg.
  3. [S68] Photograph of Joseph and Martha Summers with their adult children taken August 1917. From collection owned by Lela (Church) Leach, inherited by her son, Robert H. Leach. Digital scan of original photo made by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  4. [S1738] Thomas F. Summers, Monroe County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00234.jpg.
  5. [S199] Joseph Summers household, 1880 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 144, page 5A (243 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1401.
  6. [S1181] Joseph Summers household, 1900 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia, Lee District, Enumeration District 23, sheet 4B, National Archives micropublication T623_1757.
  7. [S485] Jennie Miracle obituary, The Calhoun Chronicle, Grantsville, West Virginia, November 2002, online http://www.calhounchronicle.com/Pages/Current%20Pages/…