DURHAM was born on 1 Sep 1893 in Omaha, Gallatin County, Illinois.11 She died on 21 Sep 1980 in Granite
City, Illinois.11 Information
provided by Milly Halterman
VERTIE7 DURHAM (ASAHEL GLEN6, SION WHELAS5, ASAHEL4,
JAMES LINDSEY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS1) was born September
01, 1893 in Omaha, IL, and died September 21, 1980 in Granite City, IL. She
married JAMES R. THOMAS, son of WILLIAM THOMAS and NANCY CRAFFORD. He was born
Abt. 1872 in see notes, and died August 1942.
More About VERTIE DURHAM:
Burial: September 24, 1980, Anna Cemetery, Anna, IL
Notes for JAMES R. THOMAS:
Some evidence from LDS indicates he might be born IL, 1872, to father William
Thomas, as found on 1880 census at Flat Branch, Shelby, IL. I think this might
be somewhere in Pope County, although I thought they were always in Saline County.
Elsewhere, LDS says 1875, in Long Branch area.
Children of VERTIE DURHAM and JAMES THOMAS are:
i. LENORE8 THOMAS, m. GEORGE BLOODWORTH.
ii. HALLIE THOMAS, b. August 31, 1932; d. November 08, 1977, Anna, IL.
Notes for HALLIE THOMAS:
Syndactyly refers to joined or "webbed" digits - in the hand, most
often this refers to adjacent fingers ...
Out of respect for Hallie, I would prefer not to enter this information, but
for a formal report, I must. Hallie had webbed fingers, I do not know if she
had webbed toes. She was either mildly retarded or socially awkward. She had
an assertive manner at times, which leads me to believe she was mildly retarded
and was frustrated by her ability to keep up. I recently learned that her uncle,
my father, Denis Thomas, became something of a mentor, because she wanted to
learn. She especially wanted to do arithmetic and to understand certain social
behaviors and their significance.
More About HALLIE THOMAS:
Burial: November 10, 1977, Anna Cemetery, Anna, IL
iii. BETTY THOMAS, m. (1) ? CRONIN; m. (2) ? ROE.
iv. RALPH E. THOMAS.
v. JAMES E. THOMAS.
vi. RUBY THOMAS.
Notes for RUBY THOMAS:
I only have Galva R. Durham's word for Ruby and Halden, though I have hard Denis
Thomas mention their names, not their relationship.
vii. HALDEN THOMAS.
Vertie DURHAM and James R. THOMAS were married. James
R. THOMAS (son of William THOMAS and Nancy CRAFFORD) was born about 1872
in Illinois.11 Vertie DURHAM
and James R. THOMAS had the following children:
was born on 31 Aug 1932.11
She died on 8 Nov 1977 in Anna, Union County, Illinois.11|