Meyer Dorothea Thatcher

1926–1964 (Age 38)
Mossel Bay, Eden, Western Cape, South Africa

The Life of Meyer Dorothea

When Meyer Dorothea Thatcher was born on 20 May 1926, in Mossel Bay, Eden, Western Cape, South Africa, her father, Charles Robert Manning Thatcher, was 25 and her mother, Caspernetta J B. Meyer, was 25. She died on 26 November 1964, in Western Cape, South Africa, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Charles Robert Manning Thatcher
Caspernetta J B. Meyer
Meyer Dorothea Thatcher

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Robert Manning Thatcher


  • Caspernetta J B. Meyer




World Events (3)


Age 8

South African parliament enacts Status of Union Act claiming full sovereignty for South Africa.

Age 10

Black voting rights revoked in Cape. Black land ownership expanded, but still restricted to 13 percent of land.

Age 13

South Africa supports Allies in World War II.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, someone who covered roofs in straw, from an agent derivative of Middle English thach(en) ‘to thatch’ (Old English þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Meyer Dorothea Thatcher - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Meyer Dorothea Thatcher

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