About Canoto "Thomas" Avalos
According to Dad, Jimmy Avalos, Thomas died when Dad was 10 or 12 years old. This would be correct if Thomas' birthday year was in 1892. In the 1920 Census, Canoto is 28yrs old and listed as an immigrant from Mexico. Thomas worked for the lighting company and died after being electrocuted on a light pole. Dad said Thomas died without have children that he could remember. Dad did say that he personally saw Thomas' passport, therefore, he was an immigrant from Mexico. This was dad's favorite brother. He says he remembers always being with him. Dad also said that an employer named Mr. Swayne could not pronounce Canoto, so he renamed Canoto... Thomas.