Russell Leroy Thatcher

19 October 1934–22 February 1996 (Age 61)
Green Township, Adams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Russell Leroy

When Russell Leroy Thatcher was born on 19 October 1934, in Green Township, Adams, Ohio, United States, his father, Homer Drennen Thatcher, was 41 and his mother, Lula Etna Baker, was 36. He married Cleda Bailey on 25 November 1952, in West Union, Tiffin Township, Adams, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 February 1996, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Russell Leroy Thatcher
Cleda Bailey
Marriage: 25 November 1952
Sandra Kay Thatcher
Stacey Lee Thatcher
Stewart David Thatcher
Shelley Lynn Thatcher

Spouse and Children

25 November 1952
West Union, Tiffin Township, Adams, Ohio, United States


    Sandra Kay Thatcher



    Stewart David Thatcher


    Shelley Lynn Thatcher


Parents and Siblings



    Roy Newton Thatcher


    George Homer Thatcher


    Emma Margarette Thatcher


    Sherman Edward Thatcher


    Mary Mae Thatcher


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 8

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 17

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Russell Thatcher in household of George Thatcher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Russell Leroy Thatcher, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Russell Leroy Thatcher, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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