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Rev. Thomas M. Thomas



Rev. Thomas M. Thomas

Photo from Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson. The photographs in the book were taken by Mr. H. E. Williams, 210 E Broad St., Chester.

 

Rev. Thomas M. Thomas

(The following biographical sketch of the Rev. Thomas M. Thomas is taken from the Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson. This reference is available at the DCHS research library.

Rev. Thomas M. Thomas, pastor of the Fifth Presbyterian Church [now Thomas M. Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church], was born in Orangeburg county, South Carolina. He attended the schools of his former home, also Claflin University, at Orangeburg, S.C. He entered Lincoln University, graduating from the collegiate department June 4th, 1895; afterwards from the theological department June 4th, 1898.

Rev. Thomas came to Chester June 22, 1898. The handsome stone edifice on West Third street represents much of energy and good judgment of th pastor, but Rev. Thomas says that it stands for the loyalty of the membership of the church and the unspeakable encouragement of a large number of both white and colored people, regardless of denomination.

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