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Roderick Thomas (1865-1940)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, December 27, 1940

Headline: Roderick Thomas Pioneer of Early Days Found Dead Near Home Christmas Night, 1940

    We regret having to report that about 8.30 o'clock Christmas night the dead body of Roderick Thomas was found in the woods about a hundred yards distant from his home. He had wandered away and apparently suffered a mental relapse during his absence. For several years past he had suffered from ill health.

    The deceased originated from Selkirk, Manitoba, and came north in the early days. For many years he was one of the stage drivers for the W. P. & Y. R. and was believed to be about 75 years of age. Arrangements are being made to hold the funeral services tomorrow.

    The late Mr. Thomas is survived by his widow and other relatives by marriage, to all of whom sincerest sympathy is extended.