Thomas was born in England.
He married the widow Elizabeth Patching (nee Bovey, born at Nelson in 1866) at Wellington in 1902.
They had no children.
Elizabeth had three daughters by her first husband. All were adults when their father died.
When Thomas died she remarried again, to John Daniel.
John was a labourer all his working life, starting at Parawanui, then Levin from at least 1905.