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Thomas, Sophia Paulina Nickum, 1846-1930

 Person

Sophia Pauline Nickum Thomas was born to John and Anna Eliza Pleasant Brooke Nickum in Berlin Center, Ohio on October 30, 1846. She spent most of her early life in Salem, Ohio and married Calvin Henry Thomas there on April 8, 1874. She graduated from Salem High School which also included two years of college work in 1868. She was a member of Union Colony Pioneer Society, W.T. K. Club, State Federation of Women's Clubs, Graphic Club, and the Greeley Woman's Club. In addition, she served with the Women's Relief Corps. She took a cruise with her daughter Myra to the West Indies and Panama in 1927 and traveled to Alaska with her daughter Thurza in 1929. She died on February 27, 1930. Sources: Chamblin, Thomas S., ed. "Calvin Henry Thomas," p. 795. In The Historical Encyclopedia of Colorado. Denver, CO: Colorado Historical Association, [1960].; "Secretary of Pioneers Dies at Ault Home," Greeley Tribune, Feb. 28, 1930, p. 1.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC015
Scope and Contents Books along with other items were given to the library by Sarah Thomas, widow of Dan Thomas, c 1971, when the Thomas home near Ault was sold. William Southard of Greeley was the attorney. Correspondence about the gift is in the Archives office file.The file also contains a list of the books, most of which have not been cataloged. A list of the books is available upon request. This collection also contains over 700 etchings and watercolors by Myra Laura Thomas.
Dates: 1809-1971; Existence: Date acquired: 1970-12-01; Majority of material found in 1919-1971

Thomas, Sophia N. -- Clippings

 File
Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Books along with other items were given to the library by Sarah Thomas, widow of Dan Thomas, c 1971, when the Thomas home near Ault was sold. William Southard of Greeley was the attorney. Correspondence about the gift is in the Archives office file.The file also contains a list of the books, most of which have not been cataloged. A list of the books is available upon request. This collection also contains over 700 etchings and watercolors by Myra Laura Thomas.
Dates: 1809-1971; Existence: Date acquired: 1970-12-01; Majority of material found in 1919-1971