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George Blake Thacher

Male 1903 - 1997  (94 years)


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  • Name George Blake Thacher 
    • George Blake Thacher -- George, Blake Thacher
      94 old-time resident of Ojai died in Orinda Calif. Aug. 28 1997.

      He was the oldest son of Sherman Day Thacher and Aliza Blake Thacher of Ojai.

      He is survived by his wife of 63 years Helena Duryea Thacher of Orinda; sisters Harriet Thacher Herrick and Helen Thacher Griggs both of Ojai; sons Philip D. Thacher of Albuquerque John H. Thacher of Ojai and grandchildren Peter H. Thacher of Savannah Sherman H. Thacher of Los Gatos Nara S. Thacher of Albuquerque Jeffrey D. Thacher of Charlottesville and Thomas B. Thacher of Annapolis.

      Mr. Thacher attended local schools: Dean School in Santa Barbara San Antonio School and Thacher School in Ojai before attending the Taft School. He earned a Ph.D. in math and physics from Yale in 1925 and a B.S. in engineering from MIT in 1927. Mr. Thacher pursued his life-long interest in civil engineering and was resident engineer at numerous hydro-electric projects on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevadas from Shasta County to Kings county during his 25-year employment with PG & E. Upon retiring he ran the family quarry products company Blake Brothers in Richmond Calif. for several years. After again retiring he was asked to be the consulting engineer for a nearby Bay area rapid transit tunnel.

      Until his death he continued to be a member of and interested in several professional civil engineering societies as well as E Campus Vitus and the Society of California Pioneers.

      Mr. and Mrs. Thacher were inveterate travelers to out-of-the-way areas on all continents.
    Born 26 Feb 1903  San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Aug 1997  Orinda, Contra Costa Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I115406  tree1
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father Sherman Day Thacher,   b. 6 Nov 1861, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1931, Ojai, Ventura Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Eliza Seely Blake,   b. 3 Aug 1872,   d. 19 Oct 1944, Probably Ojai, Venrura Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F6418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S285] California Death Statistics (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 61536777