Louila L. Thomas

ID # 2422, (1894-1977)
BirthLouila L. Thomas was born on 6 December 1894 at Ontario. 
MarriageShe married Albert Edward Himes, son of John Himes and Lavinia Mathewson, on 9 March 1925 at Flint, Michigan.
Marriage information for Albert and Louila comes from their Genesee County marriage registration. Louila's place of birth is at variation from the 1930 census. The marriage registration places her birth in Canada; the 1930 census places her birth in Kansas. Canada is correct.

Genesee County Marriage Registrations for the quarter ending March 31st, 1925.

Nbr. 8528, License date March 9, 1925.
Albert Himes, age 38, not previously married, machinist, born Canada, residing Flint, Michigan. Parents John Himes and 'Laura Materson'.
Louila Perry (maiden name Thomas), age 27, previously married once, milliner, born Canada, residing Flint, Michigan. Parents James Thomas and Mary Lester.
Date of marriage March 9, 1925, at Flint, Michigan. Clergyman Ralph D. Kearns, minister at 1st Presb.
Witnesses: Mrs. Arthur Cooper and Fred Himes, both of Flint, Michigan.
(Mrs. Arthur Cooper was Kate Himes Cooper. She and Fred were Albert's sister and brother.)
DeathShe died on 21 July 1977 at Corunna, Michigan, at age 82. 
BurialShe was buried at Arnprior Protestant Cemetery, Albert St., Arnprior, Ont.. 
NoteLouila was first married to Stanley Perry. Their son Norman is listed in the 1930 census at Flint as stepson to Albert. It is believed that Norman was born in Kansas on October 24, 1918 and died in Tampa, Florida, on November 11, 1999. He may be buried in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida.

The 1901 and 1911 censuses in McNab Township, Renfrew County, place Louila's birth in Ontario. It appears that Louila was later in Kansas and still later in Saskatchewan.

Her obituary in the Flint Journal dated July 23, 1977, places her birth in Clarendon, Quebec. The above mentioned censuses place the births of other family members in Quebec, but show Louila as being born in Ontario. This is likely correct, for the family was in McNab Township, Renfrew County, by the time of the 1891 census. Since Louila was born in 1894, an Ontario birth seems reasonable. No birth registration for Louila has been found.

Louila Himes is buried in Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior, Ontario, with her 'brother' Benjamin Truman Thomas. This is how their relationship is shown on their gravestone. Benjamin appears in the 1901 and 1911 census with sister Jane, or Jennie, and his niece Louila. 

Children of Louila L. Thomas and Albert Edward Himes

Last Edited25 Apr 2020