Murray Durrant Thacker

8 December 1908–14 August 1996 (Age 87)
Daniel, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life of Murray Durrant

When Murray Durrant Thacker was born on 8 December 1908, in Daniel, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, John Murray Murdock Thacker, was 23 and his mother, Jane Ann Bell, was 20. He married Larna Anderson on 14 February 1933, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pleasant View, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and World for about 25 years. He died on 14 August 1996, in Daniel, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Murray Durrant Thacker
Larna Anderson
Marriage: 14 February 1933
Roy Murray Thacker
Jay R Thacker

Spouse and Children

14 February 1933
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States


    Roy Murray Thacker


    Jay R Thacker


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a thatcher, from an agent derivative of northern Middle English thack ‘thatch’ (Old Norse þak). Compare Thatcher .

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

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Story Highlight

Murray Durrant Thacker and Larna Anderson

Murray was the oldest son of John Murray Murdock Thacker and Jane Ann Bell. Born 8 December 1908 in Daniels but also known as Buysville. He lived in Daniels until ten years old. The family moved to …

Sources (3)

  • Murray Durrant Thacker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Murry Durant Thacker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Murray Durant Thacker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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