David Christy Thackham

Brief Life History of David Christy

When David Christy Thackham was born on 20 May 1860, in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States, his father, John Thackham, was 33 and his mother, Caroline Cairncross Methven, was 22. He lived in Virginia City, Storey, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Walkerville, Silver Bow, Montana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 June 1916, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Silver Bow, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thackham
Caroline Cairncross Methven
John James Thackham
Mary Elizabeth Gowan Thackham
David Christy Thackham
Caroline Thackham
Elizabeth Anna Thackham
Henry Thackham
William Thackham
Alaxander Thackham
Lulu May Thackham

Sources (8)

  • David Thackham in household of John H Johns, "United States Census, 1910"
  • David C Thackham, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • David Thackham, "Montana Death Index, 1860-2007"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries 1864: Missoula, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Deer Lodge, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Deer Lodge, Montana Territory, United States 1881: Silver Bow, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Silver Bow, Montana, United States

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, borne by the greatest of all the kings of Israel, whose history is recounted with great vividness in the first and second books of Samuel and elsewhere. As a boy he killed the giant Philistine Goliath with his slingshot. As king of Judah, and later of all Israel, he expanded the power of the Israelites and established the security of their kingdom. He was also noted as a poet, many of the Psalms being attributed to him. The Hebrew derivation of the name is uncertain; it is said by some to represent a nursery word meaning ‘darling’. It is a very popular Jewish name, but is almost equally common among Gentiles in the English-speaking world. It is particularly common in Wales and Scotland, having been borne by the patron saint of Wales ( see Dewi ) and by two medieval kings of Scotland.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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