Thomas Washington


Personal and Family Information

Thomas was born on 25 AUG 1873 in Astbury Parish, Congleton, Cheshire, England, the son of James Washington and Harriet Jane Wilkinson.

He died on 20 OCT 1959 in Girard, Bourbon County, Kansas.

His wife was Mary Hotchkiss, who he married on 4 FEB 1896 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas. Their four known children were Marguerite Harriet (1897-1979), James (1900-?), Thomas Penman (1900-2001) and Gladys Isobel (1904-2002).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Thomas Washington


James Washington


John Washington


Thomas Washington




Mary Hersfield


Thomas Hersfield




Harriet Jane Wilkinson


William Harry Wilkinson


Hanah Barber



Birth25 AUG 1873
Place: Astbury Parish, Congleton, Cheshire, England
Death20 OCT 1959
Place: Girard, Bourbon County, Kansas
Place: Burlingame Cmtry, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas


Mary Hotchki...
Tom Washington
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Note 1

!Note: Came to US Sep 1884.

!Source: 1900 US Census.

!Notes: At 23 years old, Thomas was the first child of James and Harriet Washington to marry. He married Mary Hotchkiss in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas in 1896. They moved to Scammon, Kansas in 1900.

!Notes: The obituary of Edward Hotchkiss lists Thomas Washington, brother of Nellie Washington Hotchkiss, as living in Denver, Colorado in September of 1947.

!Obituary: [Burlingame newspaper, October 1959]: --- Former Resident Buried Tuesday ---

!P: Thomas Washington, 86, a resident of Burlingame for 25 years until more recently when he moved to Girard died Saturday at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1873, in England and came to the United States at the age of nine. He came to Burlingame with his parents.

!P: He was a member of the Episcopal church and a hoisting engineer in coal mines during his active years.

!P: Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Federated church in Burlingame and burial was in the local cemetery.

!P: He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Percy Cole of Pittsburg, Kan., and Mrs. Arthur Coil of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Thomas P. Washington; and two brothers, Arthur of California and William of Wadsworth, Kan.; six sisters, Mrs. Nellie Griffin and Mrs. Margaret Burkett, both of Burlingame, Mrs. Emma Beason of Topeka, Mrs. Polly Meggeson and Mrs. Artie Gim of Pleasant Valley, Ia., Mrs. Annie Hagge of Chicago; one grandaughter, Mrs. L. K. Stevens of Salt Lake City , Utah; and two great grand-children. ------