Fifth Generation


279. Kathryn Wilklow was born either 13 Feb. 1892 or 10 April 1891 in Centerville, Allegany Co., NY. She died on 10 January 1960. She was buried on 13 January 1960 at Alger Cemetery in Hume, Allegany Co., NY (as Catherine E.).

Kathryn Wilklow and Ralph Emory Thomas were married on 4 July 1912 in Hume, NY. Ralph Emory Thomas was born about 1887 in East Holland, Erie Co., NY. He was a laborer at a tile plant. He died on 8 July 1968 in New York State. Ralph was buried on 7 August 1968 at Alger Cemetery in Hume, NY.

Kathryn Wilklow and Ralph Emory Thomas had the following children:

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Gerald Frederick Thomas was born on 3 July 1912 in New York State.

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Norman W. Thomas was born on 25 February 1913 in Hume, NY. He was living in Hume, NY in 1978.

Norman W. Thomas and Caroline B. Travis were married on 14 December 1935 in Sandusky, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Caroline B. Travis was born on 8 September 1915 in Hume, NY. Norman W. Thomas and Caroline B. Travis had 4 children. Caroline died on 5 April 2001 at Olean General Hospital in Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY. She was buried on 9 April 2001 at Alger Cemetery in Hume, NY.

The Daily News, Batavia, NY - 7 April 2001

HUME - Caroline B. Thomas, 85, of Claybed Road in Hume died Thursday (April 5, 2001) at Olean General Hospital.
Mrs. Thomas was born Sept. 8, 1915 in the town of Hume, a daughter of Alfred and Kathryn Busta Travis. Dhe married Norman W. Thomas Dec. 14, 1935 in Sandusky.
Mrs. Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hume and a former employee of Mallory Timers in Warsaw. She loved her family and crocheting, and enjoyed watching television with her husband.
Surviving with her husband are three daughters, Jo-Anne (Paul) Matthew of Gloversville, Beverly (Lois Anne) Thomas of Fillmore and Melva (Philip) Rice of Belfast; a son, Douglas (Carmen) Thomas of Buford, Ga.; three sisters, Anna Mae Sweet of Hume and Margaret (Glen) Clohecy of Holcomb; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A grandson, Jeffrey N. Thomas; two brothers, Ernest VanBuskirk and Melvin VanBuskirk, and two sisters, Avis Case and Alice Williams, are deceased.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kopler-Williams Funeral Home in Fillmore. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Joel Stiud, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hume, officiating. Burial will be in Alger Cemetery in the town of Hume.
Memorials may be made to the Fillmore Rescue Squad, Box 238, Fillmore, N.Y., 14735.

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Rolland J. Thomas was born on 8 September 1916 in Hume, NY. He was living at RD 2, Fillmore, NY in 1978. He was married to Mary Berry and they had 3 children.

Census record
1925 (from S. Main St., Hume, NY) Ralph 39, Catherine 34, Gerald F. 12, Norman W. 10, Roland J. 7