Michael Keith Thatcher

1941–1984 (Age 43)
Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States

The Life of Michael Keith

When Michael Keith Thatcher was born on 11 December 1941, in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Elliot Thatcher, was 32 and his mother, Julia Mildred Seward, was 26. He died on 23 December 1984, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Elliot Thatcher
1909–1974
Julia Mildred Seward
1915–1994
Richard Stanfield Thatcher
1931–2007
Carolyn M Thatcher
1934–
Harry M. Thatcher
1936–
Sonja A. Thatcher
1938–
Michael Keith Thatcher
1941–1984

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 14

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Michael Keith Thatcher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Michael Thatcher, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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