Minita Thatcher

1871–1959 (Age 87)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Minita

When Minita Thatcher was born on 18 March 1871, in Illinois, United States, her father, Sylvester Brown Thatcher, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Burtraw, was 29. She lived in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 7 February 1959, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Sylvester Brown Thatcher
Mary Ann Burtraw
Emma C Thatcher
Minita Thatcher

Parents & Siblings



  • Emma C Thatcher


  • Female1871–1959Female

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Sources (2)

  • Minnie Thacher in household of Sylvester Thacher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minita Thatcher, "Find A Grave Index"

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