THOMAS Albert Henry

Name Albert Henry THOMAS
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1879
Died 1957
Birth/ Baptism Born 2 February 1879, Launceston
Parents Thomas Hingston and Mary Grace Thomas (formerly Crocker).
College Farm, Bishopsbourne.
Apprenticeship Possibly with F & W Stewart, Launceston
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller, Silversmith, Optician
Work Locations Launceston, Burnie, Queenstown, Hobart, Gormanston
Street Address
Cattley Street, Burnie
Main Street, Zeehan
Orr Street, Queenstown
Empire Buildings, McNamara Street, Queenstown
Peters Street, Gormanston
41 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Corner Elizabeth and Collins Streets, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 3 October 1906, Ashfield, Garfield Street, Launceston, to Ellen Mabel Piper
Other Brother of Frederick W Thomas, watchmaker.

Employer: F & W Stewart, Launceston.

1900: F & W Stewart announced stores opening for one week only in Burnie, Zeehan, and Queenstown with Arthur as manager.

January 1904: Arthur purchased the Queenstown business from F & W Stewart and advertised under the slogan ‘The Empire’s Jeweller’ for several years.

October 1908: Advertised employing watchmaker Thomas Chapman, from England.

April 1917: Opened business in the premises of the late Leo Bibby, 41 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, and purchased Bibby’s stock.

July 1918: Sold the Queenstown business to Thomas Chapman.

June 1921: Watchmaker and jeweller Mr Harry Owen, previously of Golding and Son, joined the staff of A H Thomas, Hobart, as assistant manager.
Thomas and Owen Pty Ltd was formed and became a company in 1923.

November 1925: Albert advertised he was no longer associated with the firm Thomas & Owen Pty Ltd. Harry Owen purchased the business and continued to trade under the partnership name.

Albert relocated to New South Wales; his son Henry Hardstaff Thomas was awarded a Master of Engineering degree by the University of Sydney in 1954.

Death September 1957, Hobart
TAHO: RGD33/1/57 no85 Birth 1879.
Web: Millingtons, Reference 1C 55121 1957.
North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 15 September 1900; Zeehan & Dundas Herald 3 October 1900, 12 January 1904, 21 December 1905, 19 October 1908, 16 May 1910, 17 April 1914, 29 July 1918; Mt Lyell Standard & Strahan Gazette 22 October 1900; Daily Telegraph 6 October 1906; Daily Telegraph 8 November 1906; The Mercury (Hobart) 3 April 1917, 12 November 1932; World 16 June 1921, 3 August 1921, 30 October 1954; The News 16 November 1925, 23 December 1925.