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Frederick Albert Thacker
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1864
Logan
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1940
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA


Frederick Albert Thacker and Sarah Jane Price.


Frederick Albert Thacker married Sarah Jane Price on the 6th of January, 1888. She was the daughter of Ann Powell and James Price, Jr. They lived in Buysville (Daniel), where Fred had a little blacksmith shop. Three of their children were born while they lived there. They were Pearl, LeRoy and Rachel.

Fred was a very talented man and could do almost anything he set his mind to. He was an excellent carpenter. He could tan a hide and make many useful things from buckskin. He was well known for his braided horse halters and bridles. He was a good hand with horses. He had the ability to invent things. He invented a chicken incubator which was a big success. He built a milkhouse with water running through vats to cool the milk quickly, as there was no refridgeration in those days. He worked out plans and inventions for many other things that he had neither time, nor money to build. His family knew of these things and appreciated his talents.

He went to Tabiona to work for Chief Mt. Sheep, building cabins for the Indians. He made good friends with Mt. Sheep and many of his people. While he was there, Mt. Sheep was very sick. One day he called Fred to come to his tent. He told him he felt like he wanted some deer meat. He asked Fred to take his pony and gun and go to a certain meadow on Tabby Mountain and bring him a deer. He told Fred exactly where the little meadow could be found and the deer always grazed there.

Fred took the horse and gun and started out. He was amazed at the pony's training. When they got near the meadow, the horse started walking very quietly so he could not rustle the leaves or break a twig and scare the deer, just as Mt. Sheep said they would be. Fred was able to shoot one and bring it back to Mt. Sheep, but he was too sick to eat it and before long passed away. The Indians mourned long the passing of their chief.

Fred was asked to build his casket, which he did. They buried him at Round Grove. Two Indian boys named Frank and Jesse helped Fred drive home the long horned cattle he earned for his summer's work. They also gave him two hand woven blankets made by Indian women.

The family moved to Charleston and while there Charlottie, Lamar and Leslie were born. Then in 1899, they moved to Wyoming. Fred and his brother Charles had leased the old Brewster place, five miles from Fort Bridger located on the Black Fork River. The move was a long, hard one. Fred and his nephew Dave Thacker drove the cattle, and his little boy, LeRoy, who was then 10 years old, drove the mess wagon. It took eight days to make the trip of one hundred twenty-five miles. The cattle made several attempts to turn back and were hard to drive. One night they got away while the men were sleeping. They hunted for several days and thought they might have been stolen. Then making one last desperate search, they found them in a corner of some fences on the Bear River and were able to journey on to Fort Bridger.

Fred worked additional jobs besides the Ranch. He took a job on an oil well in Spring Valley. One day they broke a piece of equipment and had to quit work until it could be ordered from back east, as they could not replace it here. When Fred heard about it, he said, "Bring me the piece and I'll see if I can do something." He got the pieces, and after thinking and planning, he was able to make the pieces just like the broken one, and it worked perfectly. Work commenced again and those who knew what had happened and what he had to work with thought it was a work of a genius.

Sarah had asthma and was not a strong woman, but she did everything possible to help supplement their income. She was a wonderful seamstress and made all her family's clothing. She taught the girls to sew. She made quilts and could quilt right or left handed which was a marvel to some. She could make and decorate hats and took orders for them. She was a good mother, devoted to her children and church work. She was one who would make the most of what she had.

At the time of her death she was a counselor in the Relief Society. Sarah was a small woman, genuinely sweet and gentle natured. Everyone loved and respected her. Her death was attributed to lung infection and she was seven months pregnant. She left a family of eight children and a husband who was deeply depressed by her death. She died August 4, 1904 and was buried in Lyman, Wyoming. Fred never remarried. He died December 12, 1940. Sarah Jane Price Thacker's body was moved from the Wyoming Cemetery to Altamont on May 3, 1980 to rest next to Fred's.

-The Price Book compiled by a Committee of LaPreal Thacker, Stoker, Leslie Price Thacker, Lois Thacker Bonner, Luella Thacker Hellewell, Mae Thacker Wright, Lyle V. Thacker, Brett D. Thacker, Paula Merrill Wright, Doris Thacker Gardner and Wesley E. Carter.
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Frderick Albert Thacker


Frederick Albert Thacker was born to Rachel Tonks and William Thacker. Fred and his older brother Charles were very industrious, much of their time was spent herding cows and working on the farm with their father.

Later Fred went to work for William Moulton on his ranch in Keetly, Utah. He was a very good hand on the ranch with the horses and loved his work. William was very fond of him, Fred was always jovial and happy, making him a pleasant person to work with.

Life in Heber Valley was not all work but was mixed with dances, Fred was heard laughing many times about going to dances in his bare feet and having a good time. Fred had a wonderful tenor voice and loved to sing, he also had a good sense of humor which would get him into trouble at times. The three brothers played together in the Marshall Band, Fred played the fife.

He married Sarah Jane Price on January 6, 1888 in Heber, Utah. Fred and Sarah made their home in Buysville (by Charleston) where Fred worked as a blacksmith, a trade he had learned from his father. He also learned to do carpenter work and tan hides and work with buckskin. They lived a few years in Buysville, now Daniels, then they moved to Charlestown.

In 1899, Fred, Sarah, Charles and Maria moved their familes to Millburne, Wyoming. He worked many times away from home, working the oil wells or other odd jobs leaving the farming and ranch work on the shoulders of Sarah. Fred had an alcohol problem and suffered poor health because of it.

Together they had eight children: Pearl Thacker, LeRoy Thacker, Rachel Ann Thacker, Charlottie (Lottie) Hazel Thacker, Frederick Lamar Thacker, Leslie Price Thacker, Sarah Louise Thacker and Claude Merlin Thacker.

-Frederick Albert Thacker history from the Price and Fullmer Book by Mary Lou Spaulding
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FREDERICK ALBERT THACKER


Mt. Emmons--Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the Mt. Emmons Ward Chapel for Frederick Albert Thacker, 78, who died Thursday, December 12, 1940, in a Salt Lake City hospital of Diabetes after much suffering and the amputation of one leg.

He was born in Logan, Utah, and was a resident of Mt. Emmons for a long time. He also resided in Vernal, Utah for a number of years. His wife, Sarah Jane Price
Thacker died 36 years ago in Lyman, Wyoming.

Funeral services Sunday were under the direction of Bishop Walter Kerksiek. Invocation was given by Weldon Rigby. A vocal duet, "One Fleeting Hour" was sung by Maurine Snyder and Rulon Romney. A vocal duet, "Oh, My Father", was sung by Stella Thacker and Rulon Romney. A saxophone duet by Jenne Holder and Jewell Fowler. A vocal solo of "That Silvered Haired Daddy of Daddy of Mine" was sung by Afton
Thacker.

Speakers were Earl Case and John Price. The benediction was offered by Addison C. Moulton. The grave was dedicated by Bishop F.P. McGuire.

Among those who survive him are his children: Claude Thacker of Kettlefalls, Washington, LaMar Thacker and Leslie Thacker of Vernal, LeRoy Thacker and Mrs Ross (Sarah) Case of Mt. Emmons, Mrs Rachel Hurdsman of Richfield, Utah, Mrs Lottie Bell of Hagerman, Idaho, Mrs Pearl Germann of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and a brother, John Thacker of Daniels, Utah.

-From the Uintah Basin Standard, Dec. 19. 1940
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Frederick Albert Thacker


Frederick Albert Thacker, 76, a resident of Mount Emmons, Duchesne County, Utah, died 8:25 a.m. on December 12, 1940 in the LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah of an embolism of the left pulmonary artery after they amputated his left leg due to complications of diabetes. He had been in the Hospital for two months.

He was born October 22, 1864 in Logan, Cache County, Utah to Rachel Tonks Thacker and William Thacker. He married Sarah Jane Price January 6, 1888 in Heber, Wasatch County, Utah. He was a blacksmith and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife.

Interment was made in the Mount Emmons Cemetery on December 11, 1940. Larkin Mortuary handled the funeral arrangements.

-death certificate
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Thacker (1823 - 1915)
  Rachel Tonks Thacker (1827 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Price Thacker (1867 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  Pearl Thacker Murdock (1888 - 1979)*
  LeRoy Thacker (1891 - 1970)*
  Rachel Ann Thacker Hurdsman (1893 - 1963)*
  Charlottie Hazel Thacker Bell Shirk (1895 - 1982)*
  Frederick Lamar Thacker (1897 - 1980)*
  Leslie Price Thacker (1898 - 1990)*
  Sarah Louise Thacker Case (1900 - 1981)*
  Claude Merlin Thacker (1902 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hannah Thacker Shorten (1847 - 1919)*
  Annie Marie Thacker Ivie (1849 - 1934)*
  William Timothy Thacker (1854 - 1941)*
  Eliza Jane Thacker (1856 - 1857)*
  Isabelle Tonks Thacker Moulton (1858 - 1925)*
  Sarah Ann Thacker (1861 - 1861)*
  Charles Edwin Thacker (1862 - 1933)*
  Frederick Albert Thacker (1864 - 1940)
  John Thacker (1867 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Altamont-Mount Emmons Cemetery
Altamont
Duchesne County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Apr 27, 2007
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- Peggy (Van) Holt
 Added: Jun. 16, 2009
Frederick is my great grandfather.
- Rhonda
 Added: Feb. 20, 2009
 
 
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