Researching William J. Thomas born 1861 in Sanilac Co. Michigan and died 1925 in Caro, Michigan. Married Purlie (Pearl) Livingston 10 Feb 1889 in Port Huron, St. Clair Co., Michigan. His parents were Henry F. Thomas and Mary Ann Shepard. Her Parents were Robert Livingston and Louisa Maxson. They had three children: Alvin; Myrtle; and Ethel.