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Mary Atkinson Thayer
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1824, England
Death: Apr. 11, 1904
Chickasaw County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Hiram O. Thayer (1818 - 1899).

21 April 1904

Obituary of Mary Thayer: Mary Atkinson was born in Lohasker, England, April 17, 1824. When 7 years of age she moved with he parents to Montreal, Canada. After a short time they came to Syracuse, N. Y. and a little later to Illinois, where in the vicinity of Rockford she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Hiram Thayer at Harrison Ill., July 2, 1843. They remained in Illinois until two daughters were born to them. They then removed to Ashville, N. Y., purchasing the grounds now the national camp grounds of the M.E. church. In this beautiful spot they built a home in which were born to them two sons and two daughters. Here also Mrs. Thayer united with the M.E. church in 1853. On recommendation of mrs. Thayer's physician a western home was sought. After spending a few month in Illinois and Howard county, Iowa, they settled in Bradford in 1859. Here the three youngest sons were born. From this home Mary Thayer departed this life, April 11, 1904, her husband, two sons and a daughter having preceded her to the Better Land, and were buried in Greenwood cemetery. Three sons and three daughters have been accorded the privilege of caring for her during her last painful illness of many months, making it possible for her to experience that for which she so often expressed an absorbing desire--to die in her own home so close to Heaven and Greenwood. Funeral services were conducted at the home in Bradford, 'Wednesday afternoon, April 13, by Rev. Geo. E. Shear, of the M.E. church of Nashua and her remains were laid to rest beside her husband and children in Greenwood. All of the living daughters, Mrs. Bower of Sioux City, Mrs. Talmadge of West Union and Mrs. Taylor of David City, Neb. and two of the three sons, Thos. A. Thayer of Red Wing, Minn., and Hiram E. Thayer of Minneapolis, were present at the funeral.

Family links: 
  Hiram Elmer Thayer (1818 - 1899)*
  Aylia Theresa Thayer Talmadge (1844 - 1921)*
  Hulen Ray Thayer (1849 - 1862)*
  Henry Jay Thayer (1855 - 1865)*
  Thomas Atkinson Thayer (1859 - 1934)*
  Willard Elmer Thayer (1861 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Chickasaw County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Marc Thayer, III
Record added: Jul 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20293287
Mary <i>Atkinson</i> Thayer
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