Charles F. Thomas

Dublin Core

Title

Charles F. Thomas

Subject

Biography
Charles F. Thomas
Wabash Railroad
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Grand Lodge
Royal Arch Masons
Spanish American War Veteran
Decatur, IL.

Description

Photograph of Charles F. Thomas; (died 1/2/1953). Retired railroad union official, formerly of Decatur. He was general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine men on the Wabash R.R. system. He retired in 1937 to take up his new duties as vice president in the national organization, known as the grand lodge. He had been general chairman for the firemen on the Wabash for many years and lived in Decatur, but left in 1925 to make his home in St. Louis because of the duties of his office. Prior to taking the chairmanship he was a fireman on the north end between Decatur and Chicago. He moved from St. Louis to Cleveland when he took the post with the grand lodge, then moved to St. Elmo on his retirement. He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons at St. Elmo and was a Spanish American War Veteran. Thomas is seated at the left in this photo. The others are not identified. Photo ran March 8, 1912.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Biography - Thomas, Charles F.

Publisher

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

3/8/1912

Contributor

Charles F. Thomas

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO411

Coverage

Biography, Charles F. Thomas, Photo File: Biography, Wabash Railroad, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine Men, Engineers, Grand Lodge, Spanish American War Veteran, Royal Arch Masons, Decatur, IL. Herald and Review.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.75 x 5.5"

Files

BIO411-THOMAS_CHARLES_F, SEATED_LEFT, 3-8-1912.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Charles F. Thomas,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 26, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2400.