Oregon City Courier, Friday, March 1, 1907
SPENCER THOMAS GONE.
Old Resident of Mount Pleasant Dies After Lingering Illness
Spencer Thomas, a highly respected citizen of Clackamas County, died at his home at Mount Pleasant yesterday afternoon. Mr. Thomas has been in poor health with dropsy for several months, but his death was sudden, and he passed peacefully away.
Spencer Thomas was born at Genesee county, New York, on April 16, 1833, and moved from that state to the state of Michigan in 1854. In 1857 he was married to Miss Jane Beatty, who, with one son, W. S. Thomas, of Deer Harbor, Washington, survive him. His brother arrived from Idaho a few days ago, having been called here by the illness of Mr. Thomas, and a cousin, Mrs. Henrietta Norris, of this city also was there.
During the Civil war Mr. Thomas served as 1st sergeant of Co. C., 4th Michigan cavalry, and at the time of his death was a member of Meade Post, G. A. R. of this city. He came to Oregon in 1889 and resided for several years at Maple Lane, after which he moved to Mount Pleasant, where he has since resided.
The funeral was held at the family home Sunday afternoon, and the services at Mountain View cemetery were conducted by Meade Post, G. A. R.
(Died February 22, 1907)
Civil War Pension Index: Thomas, Spencer
Widow: Thomas, Jane
C 4 Mich Cav.
1907 Mar 4, Widow, Application: 864480, Certificate: 627542, Oregon
Name: Spencer Thomas
Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment: 4th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
Rank In: Sergeant
Rank Out: Private (headstone shows Sergeant)
Film Number: M545 roll 42
Name: Spencer Thomas
Residence: Pavilion, Michigan, Michigan
Age at Enlistment: 29
Enlistment Date: 2 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
Enlistment Place: Pavilion, Michigan
State Served: Michigan
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Michigan 4th Cavalry Regiment on 28 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 30 Sep 1863 at Detroit, MI.
Birth Date: abt 1833
Death Date: 22 Feb 1907
Death Place: Oregon City, Oregon
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65, Research by Harold Slavik Research by Al Richardson