A Family Resemblance?

I was looking today at the photos of the unknown Thomas family members whose photos were found in the desk of Charlena Thomas after her death.  [You can see them in this article.]  There’s no denying a strong family resemblance between one of the men in the photo and the photo of Joel B. Thomas that Suzanne Stendahl sent me.

I don’t think it’s just the mustache.  There is a really strong resemblance.  If the photo on the right is Warren Thomas (1860-1896), as we have guessed, he and Joel B Thomas (left, 1842-1925) were first cousins, which might explain it.

The other explanation is that it’s actually Joel in the photo as a younger man.  If that’s the case it might mean rethinking the identities of the other men in the photos with him.

ThomasComparison

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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