Harriett Ann Thatcher

11 February 1838–25 December 1920 (Age 82)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Harriett Ann

When Harriett Ann Thatcher was born on 11 February 1838, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Hezekiah Thatcher, was 28 and her mother, Alena Kitchen, was 29. She married William Bowker Preston on 24 February 1858. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1857 and lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 25 December 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bowker Preston
Harriett Ann Thatcher
Marriage: 24 February 1858
Alfred Preston
Alley Thatcher Preston
William Bowker Preston Jr
May Preston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1858
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (50)

    • Harriet A. Preston in household of William B. Preston, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Harriet Thatcher in entry for May Preston Moyle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Harriet A Preston in household of William B Preston, "United States Census, 1880"

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