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.



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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