Ruth: Oh, thank you so much. This is indeed the family about which I was
inquiring. Might any of Diantha's papers have been preserved? Do any of the
poems still exist?
Thank you again. --GeneJ
From: iajones-bounces(a)rootsweb.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Ruth E Leibrand
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IAJONES] Thomas-Sinkey family
This is what I have found in my records on Diantha Sinkey, daughter of
Thomas Sinkey and Susannah Phillips Sinkey
born September 25 1845 (my records say Jones Co. IA., but not sure how
accurate that is) married December 31, 1862 in Jones County, IA.,
died March 14, 1912 in Fremont, NE. Married to Edward Thomas, son of
Asa Ruggles Thomas and Asenath Butler Preston Thomas. He was born 22
July 1841 in Ohio. Died March 17, 1899 in Fremont, NE.
Diantha and Edward Thomas immigrated to Fremont, NE in 1878 and had
following children: Alice Geneva Thomas, residence evidentially Seattle,
WA.; John Franklin Thomas; Ira Edward Thomas; Milan Herbert Thomas
married Christina Thompson, Milan died in an accident); George Henry
Thomas, resided at Fargo, N. D.; Susan Asenath Thomas, died of
Diphtheria; Sarah Eleanor Thomas was 1 1/2 years old when they moved
from Center Junction, IA. to Freemont, NE in 1878.; Diantha Luella
Thomas, (Susan, Sarah and Diantha all contracted Diphtheria in 1883.
Sarah was the only one who survived. Susan and Diantha had to be taken
to Ridge Cemetery in Freemont, in a wagon, alone in isolation and buried.
This was the cause of much sorrow from then on. Among Diantha's papers
were poems of sorrow and hope of seeing them after death; and Ray Sinkey
Thomas. who was married August 15, 1920 to Martha L. Logie.
Diantha and Edward are suppose to be buried at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont,
I have a little more info on the children if anyone is interested.
Any additions or corrections would be appreciated.
Forest City, IA.
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