Minerva Iola Thatcher

1885–1994 (Age 108)
Garrison, Butler, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Minerva Iola

When Minerva Iola Thatcher was born on 26 November 1885, in Garrison, Butler, Nebraska, United States, her father, John Linton Thatcher, was 49 and her mother, Cynthia Anna Buffington, was 27. She married Luke Chapen Cole on 24 January 1908, in Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She lived in Jewell, Jewell, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Alva Township, Woods, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 July 1994, in Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States, at the age of 108, and was buried in Brush Memorial Cemetery, Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Minerva Iola Thatcher
1885–1994
Luke Chapen Cole
1887–1971
Marriage: 24 January 1908
Edwin Calvin Cole
1908–1980
Cole
1910–1910
Irvin Lee Cole
1914–1928
Lawrence Vinton Cole
1917–1920
Charles Olin Cole
1919–1920
John Dean Cole
1921–2001
Ora Earl Cole
1929–1932

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
24 January 1908
Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States
children

(7)

  • Male1908–1980Male

  • Male1910–1910Male

  • Irvin Lee Cole

    Male1914–1928Male

  • Lawrence Vinton Cole

    Male1917–1920Male

  • Charles Olin Cole

    Male1919–1920Male

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 5

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 29

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.

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 þæccan ‘to cover or roof’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Minerva Thatcher in household of J L Thatcher, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Minerva I Cole in household of Luke S Cole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merniva Cole in household of Luke Cole, "United States Census, 1920"

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