Almira Thatcher

Brief Life History of Almira

When Almira Thatcher was born on 14 July 1838, in Clinton, Indiana, United States, her father, Alexander Thatcher, was 37 and her mother, Nancy J W Hadlock, was 38. She married James Thorington on 23 August 1855, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died in October 1877, at the age of 39.

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James Thorington
Almira Thatcher
Marriage: 23 August 1855
Sarah Jane Thorington
Martha Ann Thorington

Sources (3)

  • Thacker Family in the 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Elmira Thatcher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Eluusa Thateker in entry for Charles E Berry and Martha A Hutto, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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 thæccan).

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

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