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W. S. Thomas

Will S. Thomas was the proprietor of the Thomas Hardware Store on the corner of Dubuque and Washington Streets. His home address is listed as 109 South Johnson Streets in the 1908 City Directory. His wife was named Carrie C., and their children were Harold C. and Willie S. His mother-in-law Emma M. Close also lived with the family. He was born about 1861 in Missouri.

The attached article was published in the Daily Iowa State Press on June 29, 1904. The second attached article, "Who in Business" was published in the Iowa City Daily Press on October 27, 1915.


Hruska, “W. S. Thomas,” Iowa City Public Library DHP, accessed February 23, 2024,