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
Luke Chapen Cole
Marriage: 24 January 1908
Edwin Calvin Cole
Irvin Lee Cole
Lawrence Vinton Cole
Charles Olin Cole
John Dean Cole
Ora Earl Cole

Spouse & Children

24 January 1908
Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States


  • Male1908–1980Male

  • Male1910–1910Male

  • Irvin Lee Cole


  • Lawrence Vinton Cole


  • Charles Olin Cole


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


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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