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George Washington Thatcher

别名字号 "George W Thatcher", "George Thatcher", "Geo Washington Thatcher", "Geo W Thatcher", "George Washing Thatcher"
生日 (62)
出生地 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
逝世 1902年12月23日 (62)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
葬于 Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
直接亲属

Hezekiah ThatcherAlena Thatcher之子
Luna Caroline Young的丈夫
Virginia Mary Thatcher; Alice Thatcher; Nellie May Thatcher; George Washington Thatcher; Nettie Young Thatcher另外5个之父
Joseph Wycoff Thatcher; Abraham Thatcher; Catherine Mary Thatcher; Mary Ellen Thatcher; John Bethewel Thatcher另外8个的兄弟
Samuel Baugh ThatcherOrson Pratt Thatcher的异母(或异父)兄弟

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About George Washington Thatcher

Biographical Summary:

"...George Washington Thatcher was born in 1840 in Springfield, Ill., and moved to Utah with his family amid the initial wave of Mormon pioneers in 1847. He began to acquire business savvy at an early age working for his father as a hotel keeper, rancher and merchant during the California Gold Rush. After returning to Utah in 1857, G.W. Thatcher was first employed as an Indian agent and then a Pony Express rider.

In 1861, G.W. Thatcher’s financial fortunes became tied those of Brigham Young, who was then the territorial governor of Utah and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, when he married Eunice Caroline Young, the third daughter of the LDS prophet and his second wife, Mary Ann Angell Young. As a result of that union, G.W. Thatcher managed the Young family’s properties and business enterprises in the Salt Lake area until 1867, then supervised construction projects for the Union Pacific and Utah & Northern railroad companies for five years.

After serving a one-year mission for the LDS Church in Great Britain, Thatcher formed a partnership with John W. Young and H.P. Kimball to construct the Utah Western Railroad in 1874. That same year, G.W. Thatcher was elected to a two-year term on the Salt Lake City Council. The Thatcher family moved to Logan in 1876, where its patriarch proceeded to found a small business empire. He served as superintendent of the Utah & Northern Railroad Company until 1882. G.W. Thatcher was also named a trustee of the Brigham Young College, which was then located on 100 South at the present site of Logan High School. In 1883, he partnered with Moses Thatcher, H.E. Hatch, W.D. Hendricks, S.T. Josselyn and W.A. Rossiter to establish Logan’s first banking enterprise, the Thatcher Brothers & Banking Company. G.W. Thatcher would serve as president of that financial institution until 1902. Other Thatcher family holdings in Cache Valley included the Thatcher Milling and Elevator Company; the ruins of that business can still be seen at 68 West 100 South in Logan. By 1890, the Thatcher banking business was successful enough to construct a three-story headquarters at Center and Main streets. Until its destruction by fire in 1912, that structure housed the Thatcher Brothers Bank on its lower level and the nationally renowned Thatcher Opera House on its upper floors.

In the 1890s, G.W. Thatcher became heavily involved in Cache Valley politics. He was elected mayor of Logan in 1894; served on the Utah Statehood Commission from 1893 to 1896; and was active in the local Democratic Party until his death in 1902..."

SOURCE: Charlie Schill; "In the Heart of the City"; Cache Valley Magazine; February 16, 2011. Retrieved from: http://www.cachevalleymagazine.com/?p=378

  • Residence: Utah, United States - 1870
  • Residence: Logan, Cache, Utah, United States - 1880
  • Residence: Logan city Ward 4-5, Cache, Utah, United States - 1900
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George Washington Thatcher的年谱

1840
1840年2月1日
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1861
1861年4月4日
21岁
1862
1862年1月15日
21岁
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1863
1863年7月18日
23岁
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1864
1864年10月12日
24岁
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1866
1866年8月9日
26岁
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1868
1868年9月13日
28岁
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1870
1870年9月10日
30岁
Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States