Orville Haley Thrasher

18 February 1890–17 May 1953 (Age 63)
Farnam, Dawson, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Orville Haley

When Orville Haley Thrasher was born on 18 February 1890, in Farnam, Dawson, Nebraska, United States, his father, Alfred Baley Thrasher, was 23 and his mother, Priscilla Catherine Jackson, was 26. He lived in Goshen, Wyoming, United States in 1935 and Election District 10 Torrington, Goshen, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 17 May 1953, in Fontana, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Canada.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 13

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English thressher ‘thresher’, a derivative of Old English þerscan, þrescan, þryscan ‘to thresh’.2 Translated form of German Drescher .

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

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  • Orville Halie Thrasher, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Orville Thrasher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orville H Thrasher in household of Alfred B Thrasher, "United States Census, 1900"

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