Thomas J. Work, 7N 51W

December 17, 1909 "Josiah Work, one of the most prominent and wealthy men of Morgan county, died at his home in Fort Morgan on the 12th inst at the age of seventy-four years. He is survived by a widow and eleven children, who are: C. T. Work, head of the industrial school for girls at Denton, Texas; Josephine Work, teacher at Berkeley, California; Mrs. Hogg, who was a missionary to Egypt but now resides at Manchester, England; Ruth Work, a missionary at Assuit, Egypt; Robert Work; an attorney of Fort Morgan; Mrs. Dr. Shawkey , Charlestown, W. V.; John James and Thomas Work, farmers near Fort Morgan; McClain Work, a college student at Monmouth, Illinois, and Mrs. Baylor, wife of one of the Instructors at the State School of Mines at Golden."


Thos J. Work, farmer of Birmingham, Iowa, married Emma Giauque, daughter of Chas Giauque and Abbie Amneerson, at the bride's residence on April 12, 1882.

Thomas Jefferson Work and Emma Giauque had Bessie Ruth Work in Birmingham, Iowa on August 2, 1881.

In 1900 Van Buren County, Iowa, Thomas is 44, widowed, with Walter 17, Florien 15, George H. 12, Bessie R. 8, and Charles 1. His mother-in-law Abbie Giauque 79 widowed and sister-in-law Eula 34 born in Iowa are with him.

In 1910 Birmingham, Thomas is a grain dealer 50, Bessie R. 18, Charles S. 11, and Marjorie Kirkpatrick two months old, her father born in California.

In 1911 Thos. J. Work is a grain dealer, living with Bessie R. Work at 415 West Main in Sterling.

In 1920 Denver, Thomas is 54, a real estate salesman, 54, daughter Bessie R. Kirkpatrick is divorced 28, with Marjory 10, and Chas. S. Work is 20, a truck driver, all four born in Iowa.

In 1930 Thomas is in Pasadena, California, 78, with daughter Bessie R. Oyster 38 and her husband Albert E. Oyster 3. Marjorie Kirkpatrick is 20.

Thomas 1855-1948 is buried in Birmingham, Iowa "BIRMINGHAM---Funeral services will be held at the Birmingham Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday for Thomas J. Work, 92, a former Birmingham businessman and farmer, who died March 9 in Denver. The Rev. J. Roland Crandall will be in charge. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery here.
The son of Samuel and Hannah Beggs Work, he was born October 13, 1855, in Birmingham. He was married to Emma Glauque of Birmingham, who died 48 years ago. He spent most of his life on two farms adjacent to Birmingham and operated an implement store and grain elevator here for many years. Later he moved to Sterling, Colo., where he organized the Sterling Grain Co. and built several elevators and feed warehouses in that section. After his retirement he lived in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Denver.
Surviving are four sons, F. L. Work of Midwest, Wyo., George H. and Charles S. Work of Denver and Walter Work of Petoskey, Mich.; a daughter Mrs. ?bert of Pasadena, Calif. and four grandchildren. "

Thomas claimed a quarter in 34, 6N 51W in 1912.

Walter R. Work 1883-1950 is buried in Petoskey, Michigan # 20024408.

Florien Work is in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1910, 25, a clerk in a railroad office. He's living with cousin George J. Parkes 47 or Violet G. Parkes42.
Violet was the daughter of James D. Giauque, born about 1843 in Ohio.

Florien proved up two quarters in 29, 25S 62W in 1921 - that's in Las Animas County, COlorado.

Florien, born Feb 4, 1885, died in Los Angeles January 20, 1954.
He's buried in Glendale, California # 85552542.

George Work, 32 is in Denver in 1920, manager of a milling company, married to Olive May 30.
They're there in 1930, with niece Irma Corbridge, 16. Irma Corbridge Ziock 1914-1986 is buried in Austin, Texas # 43334103.
Erma Corbridge was in Wheatland, Wyoming in 1920, 5, with grandparents Gust Goodrich 58 and Rose 51.

George Harrison Work, born Sept 13, 1887, died September 26, 1961 in Olmsted County, Michigan.

Charles S. Work married Clara H. Plain, daughter of Louis Plain and Hannah Knight, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on September 28, 1922. Both were 20.

He's divorced in 1930 Macomb County, Michigan, in the Army at Selfridge Field.
Charles is in Denver in 1940, divorced, 41, living with aunt Eula Lisa Smith, widowed, 73. both born in Iowa.
Charles died September 1966, last residence Denver, buried there # 58068229.

Bessie Ruth (Work) Oyster 1891-1982 died in Orange County, California.
Albert Edward Oyster 1867-1942 is buried in Glendale, California # 85482693.

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