Saturday, April 21, 2012

Surname Saturday - Thomas and Dollings

Thank you to Root Cellar member Georgia Hall Chun for sharing a family story and treasured photo with us.  She writes:

My grandmother, Cecile Thomas, is the young woman in the back left of this photo (click to enlarge).

b. 4 November 1886 in Mt. Perry, Perry County, Ohio
d. 11 January 1978 in Colton, San Bernardino, California

Source: Georgia Hall Chun Collection
This family photo shows her [Cecile's] parents, Marshall Axline Thomas and Ina Lee Dollings, seated in the front and her siblings, Martin (back) and Helen, Bernice and Gladys (front) around 1904 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

In 1932 Cecile left Ohio with my then 22 year old father and his 19 year old sister to start a new life in California.  In spite of the depression they did indeed create a successful business and life.

Surname Saturday is one of several blog themes suggested on GeneaBloggers, created by Thomas MacEntee.  Share your surname history here or comment on this post by emailing

Submitted by Georgia Hall Chun
Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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