Friday, October 30, 2015
Friday's Photo/Isolena Thomas Bigham, Texas
This week there are two photos taken at different times of the same person. Isolina Thomas was born in Texas, the daughter of G W Thomas and his wife Mattie, in August of 1875. Both of her parents were from Arkansas and married young. Mattie was only 16 when she gave birth to Isolina, and 18 when her son William was born. Isolina was named for her aunt who can be found living next to her in the 1880 Bell County Texas census.
Below is a shot of a much younger Isolina:
In 1895 Isolina married James W. Bigham. The 1900 census of Bell County shows them with two sons, 2 year old Eric and newborn George. "Lina" and James are buried together in Rogers Cemetery in Bell County.