Ursie Pearl Thayer

17 July 1888–24 August 1978 (Age 90)
Tuscola Township, Douglas, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ursie Pearl

When Ursie Pearl Thayer was born on 17 July 1888, in Tuscola Township, Douglas, Illinois, United States, her father, Orlando J. Thayer, was 35 and her mother, Amanda Ellen Hunter, was 26. She married Ross Williams Gates on 28 April 1909, in Douglas, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 August 1978, in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Douglas, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ross Williams Gates
Ursie Pearl Thayer
Marriage: 28 April 1909
Helen Elizabeth Gates
Gaylord Thayer Gates
Ross Wayne Gates
John M. Gates

Spouse and Children

28 April 1909
Douglas, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Orlando J. Thayer


    Amanda Ellen Hunter





    Ernest Franklin Thayer Sr.



    Ester Thayer


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Variant of French Taillier, derived from Old French taillere, an oblique case of tailleur ‘tailor’ ( see Taylor ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ursie Gates in household of Ross Gates, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ursie Thayer in household of Orlando J Thayer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ursle Gates in household of Ross W Gates, "United States Census, 1930"

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