Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rees Thomas Hardware Store - Sumas, WA

Photograph scanned original from original in a private collection
Rees Thomas Hardware Store in 1906 that was located on the northwest corner of Cherry Street and Garfield in Sumas, WA.  
The owner of the hardware store, Rees Thomas was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales January 12, 1862.   He married Fanny Baldwin in Nebraska at the age of 25 in 1887.   By 1906 he was residing in Sumas, WA raising his family and operating his hardware store.  He died November 16, 1933 and was buried in the Sumas Cemetery.  
Photographed scanned with permission from the original in a private collection.

Interior of Rees Thomas's Hardware Store in 1915.


  1. Rees Thomas is my great grandfather. Thanks for the pic!

  2. Rees Thomas is my great grandfather. Thanks for posting this pic!

    1. Thanks for your comment! Nice to meet you. Do you know when the hardware store was closed down?

    2. no, but I will ask our family...