Elmer Timothy Thistlethwaite

1862–1943 (Age 81)
Centerville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elmer Timothy

When Elmer Timothy Thistlethwaite was born on 18 March 1862, in Centerville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Thistlethwaite, was 46 and his mother, Mary Farquhar, was 35. He married Elizabeth Eleanor Watkins on 2 February 1888, in Washington, Washington, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and East Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 11 May 1943, in Centerville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Centerville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Timothy Thistlethwaite
Elizabeth Eleanor Watkins
Marriage: 2 February 1888
Lucille M Thistlewaite
Ima Thistlewaite
Bessie L. Thistlewaite
Miles Lee Thistlethwaite
Mary Thistlethwaite
Harold E Thistlethwait

Spouse & Children

2 February 1888
Washington, Washington, Texas, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Thistlethwaite


  • Mary Farquhar




  • Margaret Thistlethwaite


  • Hannah Thistlethwaite


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  • Linnie Thistlethwaite


  • Carrie Thistlethwaite


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 1

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emor T Thistlethwaite in household of Samuel Thistlethwaite, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E T Thistlewaite, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmor Thistlethwaite in household of Samuel Thistlethwaite, "United States Census, 1870"

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