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Lucy Thurston (Goodale)

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 13, 1876 (80)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abner Goodall and Mary "Molly" Howe
Wife of Rev. Asa Thurston
Mother of Persis Goodale Thurston Taylor; Lucy Goodale Thurston; Asa Goodale Thurston; Mary Benfield (Thurston) and Thomas Gairdner Thurston
Sister of Betsy Mosman; David Deacon Goodale; Persis Parkhurst; Warren Goodale; Nathan Goodale and 5 others

Occupation: missionary wife
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Lucy Thurston

Lucy Goodale Thurston (1795–1876) and her husband, Asa Thurston (1787–1868), were in the first company of American Christian Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands.

Lucy Goodale was born on October 29, 1795, daughter of Abner Goodale, a Deacon in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She graduated from Bradford Academy and became a school teacher. The Thurstons, unlike most missionary couples, spent most of the rest of their lives in the islands. Lucy compiled her letters and other writings (completed by her daughter Persis Goodale Taylor) into one of the most vivid accounts of the early mission days. She underwent a mastectomy without anaesthetic in 1855. She died on October 13, 1876 in Honolulu.

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Lucy Thurston's Timeline

October 29, 1795
Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
September 28, 1821
Age 25
Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, United States
April 25, 1823
Age 27
Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, United States
Age 31
Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, United States
June 3, 1831
Age 35
Maui, Hawaii, United States
May 9, 1836
Age 40
Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, United States
October 13, 1876
Age 80
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States