|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1903|
CARTHAGE WEEKLY PRESS
week of June 28, 1894
THACKERS PARK POPULAR
A Lively Time the Program There for July 4
Mac Thacker has one of the handsomest parks in the southwest and proposes to let the people enjoy it to the fullest extent on July 4, free of charge. Mr. Thacker has recently erected a bandstand, speakers' stand, refreshment booths and swings. These, with the natural advantages, make the park very beautiful and well adapted for picnics.
Many families are already preparing to spend the "Fourth" at Thacker's park and enjoy a good old fashioned picnic dinner. There will be abundant entertainment for all. The Queen City band of this city has been engaged to furnish music and will be on hand throughout the day. This band is one of the best colored organizations in the southwest and recently captured a prize at a band contest at Neosho.
Yesterday the Sunday school of the First Methodist church picnicked at this grove and had a jolly time.
Mr. Thacker contemplates building a lake in the near future and may get the street car line extended to his park before the Fourth. At present the entrance is just off of Garrison avenue, at the end of Miller street, the first street north of Macon.
On 1860 census Jesse is married to Jane - son Jesse jr is a son of Margaret
1860 United States Federal Census 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Jesse Thacker
Age in 1860: 42
Birth Year: abt 1818
Home in 1860: Township 8 Range 7, Macoupin, Illinois
Post Office: Gillespie
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Jesse Thacker 42
Jane Thacker 41
McKindree 'Mac' Thacker 20
Lucetta Thacker 18
Virginia Thacker 11
Anna Thacker 8
Jesse Thacker 4
Edgar Thacker 10/12
George H Smith 27
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 8 Range 7, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll M653_206; Page: 394; Image: 396; Family History Library Film: 803206.
Above information courtesy:
Macoupin County, IL Mail List Manager
Carthage Evening Press
April 11, 1903
THACKER ESTATE DIVIDED
Commissioners completed Their Work Today - The Division
The commissioners appointed to divide the estate of the late McKendree P. Thacker, namely Judge Waters, J. F. Daugherty, and J. C. Crawford completed their work today, and the heirs expressed themselves as well satisfied. Quit claim deeds were passed between them in acceptance of the division.
Said Judge Waters, "The heirs took the sensible course in this matter and effected the settlement among themselves without litigation and without the heavy expenses incident thereto."
In The division the sons, Charlie and Arthur Thacker, each get a 120 acre farm three miles southeast of Carthage besides several houses and lots in the city.
Mrs. Rosa L Head, wife of Louis Head, one of the daughters, get a 200 acre farm in Barton county, besides a number of pieces of city property.
Mrs. Etta Mertins, wife of Ed Mertins, the other daughter, gets the Merwin residence property at Mound and McGregor and a number of other lots and houses in the city.
Thacker's Park of twenty-three acres was surveyed into four equal parts and each heir given a part.
Jesse Thacker (1818 - 1887)
Margaret T. Blake Thacker (1823 - 1857)
Linnie Shannon Massey (1861 - 1925)
Charles J. Thacker (1875 - 1942)*
Arthur Thacker (1876 - 1922)*
Etta Thacker Mertins (1882 - 1953)*
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 2 Lot 31 Sp 3
Created by: I Remember When
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
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