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Oliver Weld Noble Thacher

Oliver Weld Noble Thacher[1]

Male 1841 - 1914  (73 years)

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  • Name Oliver Weld Noble Thacher 
    • Oliver Weld Noble Thacher is the eldest son of Oliver Noble Thacher and Hannah L Ayers/Ayres of Philadelphia.

      According to his record in the Pacific Branch of the Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Oliver enlisted on 24 Aug 1863 in Philadelphia with the rank of Private in the U.S. Marine Corps (Civil War, Union side). He served as a naval marine officer, mostly assigned to the naval stockyards, and was honorably discharged on 30 Aug 1867 in Philadelphia.

      In 1869 Oliver made his way west, finally settling around 1873 on 160 acres of land in South Fork, Kern County, CA where he became a successful grocer merchant and made a name for himself as one of the founding pioneers in the area.

      Oliver married German-born Bertha Switzer (maiden name Oldorff/Olldorf) in Sawtelle, CA on 9 Apr 1877. She had been previously married to a Mr. Switzer, most likely in the Arizona Territory as that is where their 3 children were born.

      In the 1810 census in Kernville, Oliver and Bertha have 4 children in their household, including Bertha's 3 girls: Mary (8); Louiza (7); Annie (4) and Oliver (2).

      In the 1900 Oliver is age 58 and Bertha 48 with 5 of their own children: Oliver N ("Ollie"), age 19; Frederick (Plummer), age 17; David A(yers), age 15; Alice E(llen), age 13; and Mabel H(anna), age 10.

      By 1905 Oliver and Bertha had moved to Sawtelle where Oliver, who suffered from deafness, spent time in the Sawtelle Home for Disabled Veterans. By 1910 they were living in Malibu.

      Oliver died in Lynn Haven, FL and is buried in Sawtelle, CA. His record in the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle does not indicate that he was buried in the National Cemetery, and research into online burial records of the Cemetery does not yield his name. However, chances are he was buried there as was his younger brother Alfred Ayers Thacher, a career marine.

      Sources: Totten Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, FamilySearch.org, U.S. Censuses, Kern County history books, etc.
    Born 22 Nov 1841  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1914  Lynn Haven, Bay Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried unknown Probably (Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I109043  tree1
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father Oliver Noble Thacher,   b. 9 Apr 1798, Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1871, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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  [3, 4

    • Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1895. Hand written records of the Broad Street United Methodist Church.
    Family ID F2455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha Henriette Oldorff,   b. 9 Apr 1848, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1923, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1877  Sawtelle, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Oliver N. Thacher,   b. 1879,   d. 1941  (Age 62 years)
     2. Frederick Thacher,   b. 1883
     3. David Ayers Thacher,   b. 1885
     4. Alice Ellen Thacher,   b. 1887
     5. Mabel Hanna Thacher,   b. 1890
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F7843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Thacher, Oliver Weld Noble 1841 - 1914
    Thacher, Oliver Weld Noble 1841 - 1914
    Oliver weld Noble Thacher 1841 - 1914

    Documents
    Thacher, Oliver Weld Noble 1841 - 1914 Article
    Thacher, Oliver Weld Noble 1841 - 1914 Article
    Oliver Weld Noble Thacher 1841 - 1914 Article

  • Sources 
    1. [S192] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy Yarmouth Branch, Totten, John R., (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, 1910), pp. 520, 690.

    2. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 167411291

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

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