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Thomas, Thurza Theda, 1884-1963

 Person

Thurza Theda Thomas was born to Calvin Henry and Sophia Paulina Nickum Thomas on July 9, 1884 in Greeley, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, B.A., 1911; and the University of Colorado, M.A. She taught and was principal at the Wyatt School, Ault, Colorado for many years. She also taught summer school in Routt County, Colorado for a while. Thurza was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Union Colony Pioneer Society, Woman's Panhellenic Association of Greeley, and attended the First Congregational Church. She died on September 3, 1963. Sources: Chamblin, Thomas S., ed. "Calvin Henry Thomas," p. 795. In The Historical Encyclopedia of Colorado. Denver, CO: Colorado Historical Association, [1960].; "Thurza Thomas Dies Thursday at Weld Hospital," Greeley Tribune, Sept. 4, 1963, p. 18.; “County’s Principal School Executives,” Greeley Tribune, Mar, 23, 1931, p. 1.

Found in 3 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, Thurza T. -- Clippings

 File
Identifier: 5
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

Thurza Theda Thomas’s 1927 Photograph Album, 1927

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Sub-Series 1
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: Existence: 1927