George Washington Thatcher Sr

1 February 1840–23 December 1902 (Age 62)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Thatcher Sr was born on 1 February 1840, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Hezekiah Thatcher, was 30 and his mother, Alena Kitchen, was 31. He married Luna Caroline Young on 4 April 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 23 December 1902, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Thatcher Sr
Luna Caroline Young
Marriage: 4 April 1861
Virginia Mary Thatcher
Alice Thatcher
Nellie May Thatcher
George Washington Thatcher Jr.
Nettie Young Thatcher
Brigham Guy Thatcher
Kathryn Thatcher
Luna Angell Thatcher
Constance Thatcher
Phylis Thatcher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 19
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    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 thæccan).

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

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    Sources (118)

    • George Washington Thatcher in entry for Luna Angel Farrell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George W Thatcher in household of Henry Green, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Geo W Thatcher in entry for Laurence Young Thatcher and Adeliade Grose, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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