Richard West Thackeray

Male1863–6 October 1931

Brief Life History of Richard West

When Richard West Thackeray was born in 1863, in Canada, his father, Francis Thackeray, was 42 and his mother, Mary A Moore, was 31. 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 West Thackeray
Lillian Herter
Marriage: 16 January 1901

Sources (15)

  • Richard Thackery in household of Frank Thackery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard W. Thackeray - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Richard W. Thackeray
  • Richard W. Thackery, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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  • Marriage
    16 January 1901Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States
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    Siblings (6)

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    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, Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse thak ‘thatching, reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook, corner’.

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

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