1.5.4 THOMAS, Isaac Samuel (1860 – 1940)

Isaac Samuel THOMAS

Headstone Isaac Samuel THOMAS and second wife May WILCOX


1860, North Dalton, Yorkshire, England


10 May 1862 North Dalton, Yorkshire, England


William THOMAS and Jane Marie WOODILL


1.5 THOMAS, William 1861 British Census



To New Zealand

Arrived on ‘The Captain Cook’ 5 September 1863

The Captain Cook


Charged for riding furiously in Lavaud Street, Akaroa being in a state of intoxication and riding on the footpath.  Fined 42s


Had a moustache to cover big top lip


Annie SHASKEY (Sister of Francis SHASKEY who married Isaac’s brother William THOMAS)

Information about Annie SHASKEY

Born:  1866

Died:  17 August 1913, Waiowaka, New Zealand

Burial record reads:   Thomas, Annie, Waiowaka, 48 years, died 17 August 1913 buried 20 August 1913 by Father Long at Waiwaka, New Zealand

Headstone:  Block 2, Section 24. In Loving Memory of Annie beloved wife of Isaac Samuel Thomas died 17 August 1913 aged 47 years. Rest in Peace

Headstone Annie THOMAS nee SHASKEY

Children of Isaac Samuel THOMAS and Annie SHASKEY




May WILCOX (daughter of Arthur WILCOX and Mary Eliza DINGWELL) at Havelock North, New Zealand

Information about May WILCOX

Born:  22 June 1895

Parents:  Arthur WILCOX and Mary Eliza DINGWELL

Died:  28 May 1972

Previously Married:  George Lewis STEWART who died in the war

Children of May WILCOX and George Lewis STEWART:  Ruby Ernestine STEWART 1913, Doris Irene STEWART 1914, Donald Lewis STEWART 1915.  Donald Lewis STEWART had three children.

May WILCOX had previously been married to Isaac’s son Samuel’s friend George.  Samuel and George were both killed in the war.  May was 35 years younger than Isaac and she already had three children when they were married.

May WILCOX with half-brother William Levi DOVE

Children of Isaac Samuel THOMAS and May WILCOX

William (Bill) George Samuel THOMAS

Dorothy May THOMAS

Arthur Walter THOMAS


27 May 1940, Pongaroa, New Zealand


In Loving Memory of Isaac Samuel THOMAS beloved husband of May THOMAS died 27 June 1940 aged 79