S N Thomas Obit Sept 13 1911
PAVILION LOSES PROMINET MAN
SAMUEL NEWELL THOMASHAS PASSED AWAY.
MANUFACTURER OF PROPRIETARY MEDICINES - Served in the Navy Long Useful
Pavilion, Sept. 12. - Samuel Newell Thomas, for the past 36years a
of this village, died at his home on Lake Street at 11:25 o'clock Tuesday
night after an illness lasting several weeks. Death was due tothe
infirmities of age. Had Mr . Thomas lived until the 20th of this month,
he would have been 89 years old. The deceased wa s born in Haddam, Conn.,
September 20, 1822. He was united in marriage with Miss Susuan E Bee
Germantown, Westchester County, N.Y., and September 4, 1844. His early
life was spent in Conn ecticut.
At the age 16 years he enlisted in the United StatesNavy and served a
year and a half. Mr. T homas had lived in and about Tarrytown for a
number of years. In 1860 with his family he remo ved to a farm near
Auburn. Subsequently he lived in Skaneateles and Phelps, moving to
Pavilion in April
1877. While residing in Skaneateles he began the manufacture of Thomas
Electric Oil, the form ula of which he sold to Foster, Milburn & Co., of
Buffalo, in 1876. After coming to this vill age he originated and for
about 30 years continued the manufacture of Thomas' Ozone Oil. In i
ntroducing these proprietary remedies he became widely known in Western
and Central New York . He was a member of the Episcopal Church for about
45 years and a chartermember of Oatka Lo dge I.O.O.F..
Exceptional energy and activity and possessing a happy disposition. He
made many friends duri ng his residence here. Mrs.Thomas died five years
ago next month. Mr. And Mrs. Thomas celebr ated the 60th anniversary of
their marriage on September 4th, 1904.
Twenty-eight years ago he opened the Oatka Valley division of what is now
called Pavilion cemetery. Ten children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Thomas,
five of whom are living; Samuel G., o f Belleview Fla.; A. Hosea and
Mrs. Clara Clark, of Rochester; George N. and Miss M. Ella Th omas, of
There are nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Thomas
also leaves one brothe r, George H. Thomas, New Britain, Conn., and one
sister, Mrs. Mary Bunnell, of NewHaven, Con n. The funeral was held
Friday afternoon at the home at 2:30 o'clock, Rev R. E. Brettle of th e
Episcopal church officiating. The Methodist choir sang "Rock of ages,"
"Saved by Grace," an d "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." Members of the Oatka
Lodge attended in at body, six of the ol dermembers acting as bearers,
beside the numerous pieces and boquets from relatives and frie nds, the
Lodge gave a floral piece. Relatives from out of townwho were here for
the funera l were A. H. Thomas
Mrs. Clara Clark and Miss Imogene Thomas, Mrs. Fred Clark and Miss Mamie
Clark and Charles Th omas of Rochester; Mrs. Imogene Thomas of Utica;
George Johnson, of LeRoy; Miss Mabel Shaw, o f Rochester, a friend of the
family, was also present. The burial wasmade in the Pavilion ce metery
beside his wife.
Since the death of Mr. Thomas, some six years ago, he had been waiting
eager anticipation th e time whenhe should be called to join her, and
the trend of his thought had been turnedete rnity ward, as is evidenced
by the following lines written By him on Sunday, April 30 last:
Thou art our father-
Hating nothing that thou hast made;
We are Thy weak and erring children,
And all our hope on thee is stayed.
When Thou shalt call us, for Christ's sake give us
Some humble home among Thy many mansions---
Some shelt'ring shad where sin and sorrow cease:
Where by thy ever-ready help, we may attain
To perfect love, and joy and peace.