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Oliver Noble Thacher

Oliver Noble Thacher[1, 2]

Male 1798 - 1871  (73 years)

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  • Name Oliver Noble Thacher 
    • Oliver Noble Thacher is the eldest son of The Hon. David Thacher, Jr, ("The Squire") and Eunice Weld Noble of Yarmouth, MA.

      Oliver remained in Boston when his parents and siblings moved to Philadelphia, following the family there in about 1839. He married Hannah L Ayers/Ayres of Bordentown, NJ on 13 Aug 1840 in Burlington, PA.

      Oliver became a partner with his younger brother Cyrus in a hat cap manufacturing business, Cyrus Thacher & Co. After it went bankrupt in Jun 1840, he worked as an agent for Lyon & Harris, Hat Manufacturers. In the 1850s he traveled as a book agennt.

      In the 1860 census, Oliver, occupation agent, and Hannah are living in Philadelphia with their 6 children: Oliver Weld Noble (age 17), Watson Freeman (age 16), Eunice Weld Russell (age 14), Albert Ayers (age 12), Peter Fritz (age 6), and Frederick Augustus Plummer (age 2). [Their other 2 children had died in infancy: Zachary Taylor and Joshua Sears.]

      According to his grand-nephew Frederick Thacher, Oliver "was an actor, and spiritualist in belief." This compiler has found articles advertising his recitations of popular poems and excerpts of plays in two or three voices.

      Oliver and Hannah are buried together with son Frederick in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia without a gravestone.

      Sources: Totten's Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy; US Censuses; Philadelphia City Directories; Phila Public Ledger; Woodlands Cemetery burial records, etc.

      Notes:

      For some reason the family surname is given as "Sharp" in the 1860 census.

      This oil painting of Oliver, handed down by our grandfather Peter Fritz Thacher, has been repaired twice, at least once with no likeness for comparison, so the lower part of the face is not accurate.
    Born 9 Apr 1798  Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1871  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • No gravestone.
      Plot: Section N, Lot 788
    Person ID I103747  tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2018 

    Father David Thacher,   b. 10 Jun 1767, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1830, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Eunice Weld Noble,   b. either 23 Nov 1773 or 24 Nov 1773, Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1842, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1796  Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F2277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah L. Ayers,   b. 1813, Long Branch, Monmouth Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1888, Florence, Burlington Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1840  Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5

    • Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1895. Hand written records of the Broad Street United Methodist Church.
    Children 
     1. Oliver Weld Noble Thacher,   b. 22 Nov 1841, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1914, Lynn Haven, Bay Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Watson Freeman Thacher,   b. 24 Sep 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1899, Riverton, Burlington Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Eunice Weld Russell Thacher,   b. 28 Mar 1846, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1871, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. Zachary Taylor Thacher,   b. 19 Apr 1847, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1847, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Alfred Ayers Thacher,   b. 9 Aug 1848, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1924, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Joshua Sears Thacher,   b. 29 Jul 1850, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1852, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Peter Fritz Thacher,   b. 23 Oct 1853, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1918, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Frederick Augustus Plummer Thacher,   b. 16 Jul 1856, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1885, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F2455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Thacher, Oliver Noble 1798 - 1871
    Thacher, Oliver Noble 1798 - 1871
    Oliver Noble Thacher 1798 - 1871

  • Sources 
    1. [S182] Descendants of Thomas and Anthony Thacher, Allen, D. W., (Independent Printing House, Vineland NJ, 1872), 60.

    2. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), pp. 377, 520.

    3. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 127736815

    4. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), pp. 241, 377.

    5. [S293] Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1895.
      Broad Street United Methodist Church