|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1851|
New York, USA
|Death: ||1925, USA|
Parents: Ichabod and Fidelia (LaDeu) Thayer. Husband of Julia (Horton) Thayer.
Joshua L. Thayer stands well up in the front rank of the prominent businessmen of Chautauqua County, and, although comparatively a young man, has rushed ahead until he has reached an eminence of which many an older man might feel proud. J.L. Thayer was born in the town of Mina, Chautauqua County, New York, February 9th, 1851, and is a son of Ichabod and Fidelia (La Due) Thayer. The former was a native of Milford, Massachusetts, while his wife came from this state. Ichabod Thayer came to the Empire State before the first score had been counted in the years of this century, and in 1824 he settled in Mina, Chautauqua County, and followed farming until 1864, when he retired and moved to Westfield, where he lived until he died in 1888, when he had passed his eightieth year. Although not a politician, as the word is usually understood, Mr. Thayer held many of the town offices and discharged their duties well. Grandfather La Due carried French blood in his veins and came to the town of Mina early in its history. He was a popular man and was one of its first supervisors.
J.L. Thayer spent his early life on a farm in the town of Mina and completed his education at the Westfield Academy. His first business experience was clerking during the year 1866 at Brooklyn, but he staid there less than a year and then went to school for the about the same length of time, afterwards coming to Dunkirk and clerking in a store in 1869. The two succeeding years were passed in the employ of B. Fenner, at Sherman, and then Mr. Thayer bought an interest in his employer's business. Two years later he purchased the entire establishment and embarked in business for himself. Mr. Thayer has added to and enlarged his place until now he conducts a double store and carries a line of drugs, jewelry, wall-papers and other stock equal to the best in the county. One store is sixty-five feet deep, the other forty-three. Mr. Thayer was active with Mr. Sperry, Mr. Corbitt and others in establishing the new State Bank and he was one of the first village trustees.
Ichabod Thayer (1808 - 1888)
Fidelia LaDue Thayer (1819 - 1912)
Julia Horton Thayer (1854 - 1917)*
Amos Horton Thayer (1877 - 1912)*
Sue C Thayer Pratt (1881 - 1956)*
Frank Thayer (1836 - 1890)*
Susan Thayer Babbitt (1839 - 1915)*
Amos Madden Thayer (1841 - 1905)*
Joshua L. Thayer (1851 - 1925)
New York, USA
Created by: Marc Thayer, III
Record added: Nov 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16553643