Edward Thomas Hatcher

Brief Life History of Edward Thomas

When Edward Thomas Hatcher was born on 24 January 1862, in Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, his father, William Edward Hatcher Jr, was 33 and his mother, Martha Ann Friend, was 25. He married Bessie Evelyne Hall on 21 January 1890, in Manchester, Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Bermuda District, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States for about 50 years. He died on 12 December 1935, in Chester, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States.

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Edward Thomas Hatcher
Bessie Evelyne Hall
Marriage: 21 January 1890
Gay Ashton Hatcher
Bessie Evelyn Hatcher
Leslie Edward Hatcher
Rita Mathews Hatcher
Lillian Carter Hatcher
Florence Marye Hatcher

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  • Thomas E Hutcher in household of William E Hutcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E. T., "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Edward Thomas Hatcher, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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Name Meaning

English (southern): topographic name for someone who lived by a gate, from Middle English haccher(e), a derivative of hacche ‘gate’. This normally denoted a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate. Compare Hatch .

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

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