Michael Sweeley Thatcher

1905–1999 (Age 94)
Liberty Township, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Michael Sweeley

When Michael Sweeley Thatcher was born on 22 August 1905, in Liberty Township, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States, his father, Franklin Ward Thatcher, was 31 and his mother, Susan Ann Sweeley, was 33. He married Freda Pearl Crawford on 22 December 1934, in Harrison, Sioux, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Converse, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Election District 9 Glenrock, Converse, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 11 October 1999, in St. Maries, Benewah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94.

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Michael Sweeley Thatcher
Freda Pearl Crawford
Marriage: 22 December 1934
Frank Wendell Thatcher
George W Thatcher
Michael H Thatcher

Spouse & Children

22 December 1934
Harrison, Sioux, Nebraska, United States


  • Male1936–2011Male

  • Michael H Thatcher


  • George W Thatcher


Parents & Siblings

  • Franklin Ward Thatcher


  • Susan Ann Sweeley




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 2

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Michael L Thatcher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Micheal Thatcher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mikal Thatcher in household of Frank Thatcher, "United States Census, 1920"

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