Thursday, May 28, 2015

#21 of 52...James David Thomason...Killed by Dynamite Blast

My great great grandfather, James David Thomason was killed in a freak accident in 1937.  Here's a snippet of the Newspaper article.

The Covington News, Friday January 15, 1937
Vol 73, Front Page

The family was moving from their house to another home near-by.  Mr. Thomason was cleaning up the place and swept the debris into the burning fire and there was a stray blasting cap there.  It ignited and blew up, almost instantaneously killing him.  I had heard this story passed down through the family. 

James David Thomason was born 25 March 1867 in Newton County, Georgia.  His parents were William Lewis Thomason and Lucinda Francis Allen.   William and Lucinda had the following known children:

1). John William Franklin Thomason (1859-1886)
2). James David Thomason (1867-1937)  **my great great grandfather**subject of this post
3). Lewis Evrit Thomason (1869-?)
4). Benjamin Martin Thomason (1871-1953)
5). Thomas A. Thomason (1873-1911)
6). Nancy E Thomason (1879-1921)

James David married Martha Jane (Mattie) Chapman, daughter of John Fields Chapman and wife Mattie, 4 April 1886.  James David and Mattie had the following known children:

1). Baby Boy Thomason (1886-?_)
2). Willie Thomason (1888-1962)
3). Charlie Woodson Thomason (1890-1956)
4). Mary Lou Thomason (1892-?)
5). Henry Grady Thomason (1894-1980)
6). David Luther Thomason (1896-1967)  **my great grandfather** {aka: Big Daddy to my Mama}
7). Susie Thomason (1899-1983)
8). Ludie Bea Thomason (1903-1988)
9). Howard Thomason (1908-1952)
10). Sallie Cleo Thomason (1911-2003)
11). Baby Girl Thomason (1913-unknown)
12). Claude L Thomason (1915-1990)

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