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John Thacher

John Thacher

Male 1828 - 1911  (82 years)

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  • Name John Thacher  [1, 2
    Born 4 Nov 1828  Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 1911  Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • A widower and the son of Peter and Susan (Carpenter) Thacher, he was a farmer and died of aortic stenosis February 17, 1911, aged 82 yrs. 3 months 15 days. "Mass., Death Records, 1841-1915"
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Attleboro, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116571  tree1
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Peter Thacher,   b. 30 Mar 1779, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1863, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Susan Carpenter Pratt,   b. 20 Aug 1796,   d. 8 Jun 1883  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F6738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ida Bullock,   b. 14 Nov 1845,   d. 22 Dec 1893  (Age 48 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Judson Thacher,   b. 24 Dec 1878, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 52 years)
     2. Carroll Clark Thacher,   b. 27 Jul 1882, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1965, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F7147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriet Rebecca Jewett,   b. 9 Mar 1855, Abington Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1904, Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F7148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Thacher, John 1828 - 1911
    Thacher, John 1828 - 1911
    John Thacher 1828 - 1911

  • Sources 
    1. [S283] Thomas Thacher 1620 - 1678 Boston Branch, Thacher, Elwood James, (Thacher, Elwood James), 79-63849 Lib Congress., P. 212.
      John Thacher was a farmer and ice dealer.

    2. [S298] Men & Families of SE Massachuisetts, Beers, (J.H.Beers & Co. Chicago, Illinois, 1912), 2808021., P. 968 - 971.
      John Thacher, son of Deacon
      Peter and his wife Susan (Carpenter),
      and the occupant of the old Thacher home-
      stead, was born there Nov. 4, 1828, and there
      he passed his long, useful life. After the
      usual elementary school training given to
      farmers' sons of that period, young Thacher
      was sent to further his education in that
      famous old New England school known the
      country over ? Phillips Academy at Andover,
      Mass. After leaving the academy he for a
      time himself was engaged in teaching school.
      He settled down, however, to agricultural
      pursuits on the old farm ? a tract of 225 acres
      that had been the field of operation of his fore-
      fathers, and became a full-fledged .farmer.
      Of a quiet, kindly disposition and manner,
      Mr. Thacher went along in the even tenor of
      his way through life and silently accomplished
      much in the community in which he moved
      by his example ? a consistent Christian life of
      the type of the earlier Thacher's. A man of
      high intelligence, of good judgment, careful
      in all his acts and conclusions, his reputation
      was that of a conservative, safe counselor and
      one of integrity, whose word was ever as good
      as his bond. His mind was of the kind that
      enabled him to form opinions and to clearly
      express them and with that force that instilled
      confidence. His long continuance in official
      relations was proof of his fitness for them
      and of his high standing in the community.
      He was thoughtful and considerate of those
      who had been less fortunate in this world's
      goods than himself and in his quiet,
      unostentatious manner scattered here and there along his pathway considerable sunshine. In short,
      he filled a position in society in keeping with
      that of his godly ancestors ? one toward the
      elevation of his fellow man.

      Mr. Thacher was associate county
      commissioner of Bristol county for over fourteen
      years and filled that important office until his
      death. He also filled the offices of select-
      man and overseer of the poor, and for many
      years served most efficiently as tax collector.
      He was for a number of years treasurer of the
      agricultural society until it went out of
      existence, and for nearly twenty years treasurer of the Second Congregational Church, the church
      of his forefathers, with which Mr. Thacher
      united when a young man, and of which both
      his sons and their wives are members.
      Besides attending to his agricultural work
      Mr. Thacher had been engaged in the ice
      business for the last twenty years of his life, and the business is now being conducted by his
      son Carroll, under the name of the Attleboro
      Ice Company. Mr. Thacher was a member
      ?of Orient Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., at Attleboro.
      He was a Republican in politics almost from
      the birth of the party, having cast his first
      Republican vote for Lincoln.
      In 1871 Mr. Thacher was married to Ida
      B. Bullock, of Smithfield, Pa., a descendant of
      one of the old families of Rehoboth, Mass.
      They had two children : John Judson and Car-
      roll Clarke. Mrs. Thacher died Dec. 21, 1893,
      aged forty-nine years, one month, nine days.
      She was a graduate of Lombard College, at
      Galesburg, Illinois, and taught school previous to her marriage. She was a. woman of
      intelligence and cultured tastes, devoted to her family and widely beloved.
      Mr. Thacher's second marriage was to
      Harriet Rebecca Jewett, who was born in 1855 at
      Abington, Mass., daughter of Frederick
      Jewett, and died March 26, 1904, aged forty-
      nine years, seventeen days. There were no
      children by this union. Mr. Thacher died
      Feb. 17, 1911.


    3. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 117303793