Charles Henry Thayer

15 July 1831–10 October 1884 (Age 53)
Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Thayer was born on 15 July 1831, in Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, Caleb Herbert Thayer, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth E Tabor, was 24. He married Pennelope Blount on 6 September 1855, in Highland, Ohio, United States. He lived in Liberty Township, Highland, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 10 October 1884, in Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Bakers Cut Cemetery, Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Henry Thayer
Pennelope Blount
Marriage: 6 September 1855

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6 September 1855
Highland, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Variant of French Taillier, derived from Old French taillere, an oblique case of tailleur ‘tailor’ ( see Taylor ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles H Thayer in household of Caleb H Thayer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • C U Thayor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Thayer, "United States Census, 1880"

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