Mrs John R. Thomas

Mrs. Jennie Borthwick McMath, wife of John R. Thomas, died at 4:30 o’lock yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 138 South Sherman street, Wilkesbarre, and the news of her passing away was a great shock to her relatives and numerous friends in this her life-ling home until recently. It is not generally known that she was seriously ill, and her friends were unprepared for the sad announcement.

Jennie Borthwick Thomas

Mrs. Thomas was twenty-seven years of age. Early in her life, her father, brother and sisters left Pittston for near Los Angeles, Cal. where they still reside. After their removal, she made her home with her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Robert McMath, to whom she was greatly attached. After attending the Pittston schools and the West Pittston High School, she was employed for a number of years in Harter’s confectionery store, and this position, in connection with her active work in the First Baptists Church and Sunday school, fainer for her a wide acquaintance among the best people of the community, by whom she was highly esteemed for her cordial manners and generous disposition. Some three years ago, she was united in marriage in this city to Mr. Thomas, then a resident of Scranton, and a son of Simon Thomas, who resided many years in this city. Mr. Thomas later took a position in Guernsey’s music store in Wilkesbarre, and the family have since resided in that city. Besides Mr. Thomas, and infant daughter, Isabella, only two weeks old survives.

Jennie Borthwick photographed with her husband John R. Thomas

The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 12:30 from the family home in Wilkesbarre. Services in Water St. Baptist Church, this city, at 2:30, conducted by the pastor Rev. C. G. Langford. Interment will be made in Pittston Cemetery.

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