Source: North Manchester Journal, January 14, 1897

A.B. Thomas

The most prominent loan, fire, accident and life insurance agency in North Manchester is that conducted by Mr. A.B. Thomas, whose office is located in the Warvel block. He makes a specialty of quick loans at low rates and gives special privileges. In fire insurance Mr. Thomas represents such well and favorably known companies as the Home, of New York; Royal Insurance Co., of Liverpool, England; German Insurance Co.; Milwaukee Mechanics, and Germania, of New York. In accident insurance he represents the Fidelity and Casualty, one of the soundest in the United States. The Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Company, and the Goshen (Ind.) Building and Loan Association also have in Mr. Thomas an efficient and popular representative.

Mr. Thomas is a young man, richly endowed with energy and hustling qualities, and has been identified with his present business in North Manchester for the past four years. The high standing of the several companies of which he is the local representative is strong evidence of his worth as a careful, conscientious and energetic business man.

Source: Aurora (1910) Ad:

After you graduate, and have a home of your own, you will
A.B. THOMAS Agency,
which has a sixteen years' record of paying losses.