Photo from Jeanette Brock Burke’s book “Down Memory Lane 1901-1971”. People in photo: Back Row-Wm Thomas, Percy Hamilton, Clarence Colville, Henry Colville, Wm. McInturf. Front Row-Jeanette Brock Burke, Ruth Thomas, Glen Thomas, unknown. Jacob and Mary Thomas History Jake or Jacob Thomas started the Thomas Store in Ithaca prior to the Civil War in 1859.