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Thomas, Daniel Boone Lee, 1886-1955

 Person

Daniel Boone Lee Thomas was born to Calvin Henry and Sophia Paulina Nickum Thomas on August 22, 1886 in Greeley, Colorado. He attended Thomas School for Boys, Port Deposit, Maryland; and Worcester Tech, Worcester, Maryland. Daniel was a electrical engineer who served with the Signal Corps during World War I. He married Sarah Ford of Kanab, Utah at Prescott, Arizona on September 6, 1927. He operated the Grand Canon Phantom Ranch in Arizona for a while. Dan thomas and his wife managed the Rainbow Lodge near Rainbow Natural Bridge inthe summer of 1931. then returned to the family ranch, specializing in raising Hereford cattle. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, the Eaton American Legion and an associate member of the Denver Westerners. He died on November 8, 1955. Sources: Chamblin, Thomas S., ed. "Calvin Henry Thomas," p. 795. In The Historical Encyclopedia of Colorado. Denver, CO: Colorado Historical Association, [1960].; "Grand Canon Phantom Ranch Managed This Year by Ex-Ault and Greeley Man, Dan Thomas," Greeley Tribune, March 14, 1930, p. 10.; "Dan Thomas Dies at Ault Ranch," Greeley Tribune, Nov. 8, 1955, p. ; "Dan Thomas and Wife at Rainbow Lodge near Natural Bridge," Greeley Tribune, July 9, 1931, p. 6.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Newspaper Cuttings, 1908

 Item
Identifier: Series 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: 1908

Thomas, Dan B. -- Clippings

 File
Identifier: 6
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

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