Richard W. Thackeray

1863–6 October 1931 (Age 68)

The Life of Richard W.

When Richard W. Thackeray was born in 1863, in Canada, his father, Francis Thackeray, was 42 and his mother, Ann Jeannett Haskin, was 30. He married Lillian Herter on 16 January 1901, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. He lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 50 years. He died on 6 October 1931, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Richard W. Thackeray
Lillian Herter
Marriage: 16 January 1901

Spouse and Children

16 January 1901
Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

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    Ann Jeannett Haskin




World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 6

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Thackery in household of Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Richard Thackeray, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard W Thackeray, "United States Census, 1920"

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